The rapid drop in costs of digital audio recording and production tools has led to widespread adoption by "non-audio" people. Multimedia producers, including videographers and graphic designers producing for the Web and other media, need to learn the many details of producing digital audio. Hot topics include selecting and using recording hardware including microphones, headphones, and monitors; how to use postproduction-editing software; and how to deliver the finished audio in an array of media/formats.
Instant Digital Audio presents digital audio principals and techniques for the non-audio specialist. Videographers and multimedia producers who are new to audio learn how to select the hardware and software that they need and how to use it. Straightforward explanations supplemented with ample screenshots and technical data address recording and production topics including microphones and relevant applications, best practices in recording audio, and how to feed audio into the computer for editing. Postproduction topics include setting up a studio, acquisition and editing techniques, filtering, and restoration.