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Audience

Designing Web Audio is an audio resource guide for Internet professionals, designers, and developers, as well as for educators, musicians, producers, and audio enthusiasts.

Individuals who want to enhance their web sites with streaming multimedia and sound will also find this book a helpful guide. The book not only shows you how to add sound files to your web site but also how to effectively produce, record, and integrate multiple audio components into an engaging web soundtrack.

We assume readers of this book have a working knowledge of HTML or have purchased a good basic HTML book. Audio professionals who know the basics of recording and editing may want to skip ahead to the specific chapters that cover their particular areas of interest.

After reading this book, you will have a thorough understanding of how digital audio is encoded from microphone to hard disk and how it is optimized for the Web using advanced compression and EQ techniques. You will also learn which format is the most appropriate for your particular project and how each format is being used in real-world professional media projects.

Chapter 1 through Chapter 5 cover the basics of professional audio production, sound design, and streaming audio. Chapter 6 through Chapter 11 take an in-depth look at the most common Internet streaming media formats: RealMedia, RealSystem G2 and SMIL, MP3, Flash and Shockwave, MIDI, and Beatnik. Two appendixes offer a buyer's guide to audio hardware and a comparison of web audio formats. A glossary defines technical terms.

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