"Designing Web Audio" is a complete Internet audio guide. It's loaded with informative real-world case studies and interviews with some of the world's leading audio and web producers. It contains step-by-step intstructions on how to build multimedia web pages using the most popular web audio formats. This book also includes a wealth of basic digital audio and sound wave theory, practical tips and techniques for recording and editing audio for the Web, and an invaluable buyer's guide to building an effective sound studio. The text explains: how digital audio is encoded from microphone to hard disk; how sound is processed using compression and equalization; and how to turn audio source material into a great soundtrack using loops and ambient soundscapes. It demystifies its subject with informative step-by-step techniques for encoding, compression, and streaming audio over the Web.
This book includes the following: up-to-date, step-by-step guides to the latest popular streaming media formats for building multimedia web pages including RealAudio, Shockwave, Flash, MP3, MIDI, and RMF (Beatnik); a step-by-step guide to building multimedia Synchronized Media Integration Language (SMIL) presentations using the new RealSystem G2; in-depth coverage of the sound design principles for building effective multimedia web pages with sound, including examples of real-world sound design techniques used by leading film and CD-ROM sound designers; informative case studies featuring leading companies such as N2K, Fox News Corp, TechWeb, and Sonicopia, and how they are enhancing their web pages using Flash, RealAudio, Shockwave, or Beatnik's audio technologies; tips from two Academy Award-winning sound designers that will help Web professionals use audio more intelligently; in-depth consumer buyer's guide with street prices and tips for buying the best gear at the lowest prices to produce high-quality Internet audio in-house; and thorough practical coverage of digital audio theory and basic recording and editing techniques.
The easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions on using the leading audio formats should make "Designing Web Audio" a valuable resource for Web developers and individuals who want to stream their own music over the Web.