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PRO TOOLS 101 OFFICIAL COURSEWARE takes a comprehensive approach to learning the fundamentals of Pro Tools systems. Now updated for Pro Tools 9 software, this new edition from the definitive authority on Pro Tools covers everything you need to know to complete a Pro Tools project. Learn to build sessions that include multitrack recordings of live instruments, MIDI sequences, software synthesizers, and virtual instruments. Through hands-on tutorials, develop essential techniques for recording, editing, and mixing. The included DVD-ROM offers tutorial files and videos, additional documentation, and Pro Tools sessions to accompany the projects in the text. Developed as the foundation course of the official Avid Pro Tools Certification program, the guide can be used to learn on your own or to pursue formal Pro Tools certification through a an Avid Authorized Training Partner. Join the ranks of audio professionals around the world as you unleash the creative power of your Pro Tools system.
Dragon NaturallySpeaking For Dummies, 4E will introduce readers to everything they need to know to get started with this advanced voice recognition software. Readers will get the most up-to-date information on the latest version of the software. PART I: Hatching and Launching Your Dragon Software Chapter 1: Preparing for Dragons Chapter 2: Basic Training Chapter 3: Launching and Controlling Your Dragon PART II: Fire-Breathing 101 Chapter 4: Basic Dictating Chapter 5: Selecting, Editing, and Correcting in the NaturallySpeaking Window Chapter 6: Fonts, Alignment, and All That: Formatting Your Document Chapter 7: Proofreading and Listening to Your Text Chapter 8: Using Recorded Speech Chapter 9: Mobile Edition and NaturallyMobile Recorder PART III: Giving Your Applications Wings Chapter 10: Dictating into Other Applications Chapter 11: Controlling Your Desktop and Windows by Voice Chapter 12: Using NaturalWord for Word and WordPerfect Chapter 13: A Dragon Online Chapter 14: Dragon Your Data Around Chapter 15: Staying Organized on the Move PART IV: Precision Flying Chapter 16: Feeding Your Dragon: RAM, Disk Space, and Speed Chapter 17: Speaking More Clearly to Your Dragon Chapter 18: Additional Training and Vocabulary Building Chapter 19: Improving Audio Input Chapter 20: Dealing with Change Chapter 21: Having Multiple Users or Vocabularies Chapter 22: Creating Your Own Commands Chapter 23: Taking Draconian Measures: Workarounds for Problems PART V: The Part of Tens Chapter 24: Ten Common Problems Chapter 25: Ten Time-and-Sanity-Saving Tips Chapter 26: Ten Mistakes to Avoid Chapter 27: Ten Stupid Dragon Tricks
The Ultimate Source of New Ideas for High-Tech Enthusiasts Produced in conjunction with CNET, the Web's most popular technology portal, the CNET Do-It-Yourself series offers computer, gadget, and software users exciting and innovative projects to help get more enjoyment and productivity out of the latest high-tech products. Each book features: 24 self-contained projects; easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions; and hundreds of clear photos and screen shots.
Sibelius is an incredible application, that is feature-rich and easy to use if you know how. It can help professional musicians as well as students and those who are just starting out. With expert advice on this great music app you will be able to create, edit and print publication-quality musical scores, as well as hear your music played back. This book includes step-by-step instructions for tasks such as creating your first score, building up your composition and sharing your work with others, and gives simple tips to enhance your compositions. Find all the information you need - made easy - in this great practical guide.
With this comprehensive guide you will learn how to apply Bayesian machine learning techniques systematically to solve various problems in speech and language processing. A range of statistical models is detailed, from hidden Markov models to Gaussian mixture models, n-gram models and latent topic models, along with applications including automatic speech recognition, speaker verification, and information retrieval. Approximate Bayesian inferences based on MAP, Evidence, Asymptotic, VB, and MCMC approximations are provided as well as full derivations of calculations, useful notations, formulas, and rules. The authors address the difficulties of straightforward applications and provide detailed examples and case studies to demonstrate how you can successfully use practical Bayesian inference methods to improve the performance of information systems. This is an invaluable resource for students, researchers, and industry practitioners working in machine learning, signal processing, and speech and language processing.
Pro Tools is the industry standard tool for audio production, and Pro Tools effects have a reputation for being extremely professional and high quality; in fact, the effects are one of the features that draw new users to the software. There are many books available on Pro Tools, but until now, none that deal specifically with the effects processors and plug-ins and how to use them effectively. MASTERING PRO TOOLS EFFECTS: GETTING THE MOST OUT OF PRO TOOLS' EFFECTS PROCESSORS offers master-level lessons, tips, and advice on using the most essential built-in plug-ins that come with Pro Tools. This book offers detailed descriptions about what each effect is and does, how to operate each effect, and when to use the effects, with tutorials on how to get the most out of the effects in audio productions. Whether you're a musician, composer, audio student, new Pro Tools convert, or anyone else involved in audio production, this book is for you.
Get the most out of Pro Tools with the definitive guidebook! Covering the LE, M-Powered, and HD versions of Pro Tools for music, post, and multimedia users at all levels, Pro Tools 8 Power! is the perfect resource for both newcomers looking to get up and running, and more advanced users who would like a complete desk reference on the new version. Completely updated for Pro Tools 8, everything from basic audio concepts and setting up your system to editing, mixing, plug-ins, MIDI, and much more is here in a usable format that explains techniques in plain language. Helpful keyboard shortcuts for Windows and Macintosh as well as informative notes and helpful tips are included throughout the text.
Discover how to achieve release-quality mixes even in the smallest studios by applying power-user techniques from the world's most successful producers. Mixing Secrets for the Small Studio is the best-selling primer for small-studio enthusiasts who want chart-ready sonics in a hurry. Drawing on the back-room strategies of more than 160 famous names, this entertaining and down-to-earth guide leads you step-by-step through the entire mixing process. On the way, you'll unravel the mysteries of every type of mix processing, from simple EQ and compression through to advanced spectral dynamics and "fairy dust" effects. User-friendly explanations introduce technical concepts on a strictly need-to-know basis, while chapter summaries and assignments are perfect for school and college use. Learn the subtle editing, arrangement, and monitoring tactics which give industry insiders their competitive edge, and master the psychological tricks which protect you from all the biggest rookie mistakes. Find out where you don't need to spend money, as well as how to make a limited budget really count. Pick up tricks and tips from leading-edge engineers working on today's multi-platinum hits, including Derek "MixedByAli" Ali, Michael Brauer, Dylan "3D" Dresdow, Tom Elmhirst, Serban Ghenea, Jacquire King, the Lord-Alge brothers, Tony Maserati, Manny Marroquin, Noah "50" Shebib, Mark "Spike" Stent, DJ Swivel, Phil Tan, Andy Wallace, Young Guru, and many, many more... Now extensively expanded and updated, including new sections on mix-buss processing, mastering, and the latest advances in plug-in technology.
Produce a podcast like the pros More people than ever are turning to podcasts for on-demand, mobile entertainment and information. Podcasting For Dummies offers a fast and easy way to get the know-how you need to produce and distribute one of your very own. Written by a pair of podcasting pioneers, this book shares insight on the technology behind recording, editing, and sharing podcasts, along with tips and tricks on how to produce a pro-level podcast. Podcasting has enjoyed a recent boom thanks to a new crop of hit podcasts catching the ears of the public and media along with the continued growth of mobile and streaming devices as a source for entertainment. If you want to jump on the podcasting bandwagon, you've come to the right place! In this fully updated edition, would-be and experienced podcasters alike will get all the tech information, production insight, and promotional tips they need to either get a podcast off the ground or improve on an existing one. * Get the gear you need * Find your podcasting voice * Find and build an audience * Plan your podcast New tools have made it easier than ever to create a podcast and this book shows you how.
Modern Recording Techniques is the bestselling, authoritative guide to sound and music recording. Whether you're just starting out or are looking for a step-up in the industry, Modern Recording Techniques provides an in-depth read on the art and technologies of music production. It's a must-have reference for all audio bookshelves. Using its familiar and accessible writing style, this ninth edition has been fully updated, presenting the latest production technologies and includes an in-depth coverage of the DAW, networked audio, MIDI, signal processing and much more. A robust companion website features video tutorials, web-links, an online glossary, flashcards, and a link to the author's blog. Instructor resources include a test bank and an instructor's manual. The ninth edition includes: Updated tips, tricks and insights for getting the best out of your studio An introduction to the Apple iOS in music production Introductions to new technologies and important retro studio techniques The latest advancements in DAW systems, signal processing, mixing and mastering
SONAR X1 POWER : THE COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE is the most recent edition of the best-selling SONAR Power book series providing detailed training for Cakewalk's SONAR X1 music recording software. Written for both new users and veteran upgraders alike, SONAR X1 POWER walks users through all of the features of the software with step-by-step instructions and exercises. New users will start at the beginning and learn everything they need to know to use SONAR for recording, editing, producing, mixing, and bringing their music to the masses. Upgraders will learn about all the new features in SONAR X1 as well as enhancements to existing features that may affect their current production workflow.
Get ready to explore the world of music production with Reason 5 This book will help you get up to speed in Reason quickly by dropping you right into the action so that before you know it, you'll be making music in Reason with confidence. REASON 5 IGNITE presents everything you need to know about this amazing, full-featured music production tool, with easy-to-follow steps and screenshots so you can dive right in. You won't find long lists of features and difficult theoretical explanations to wrap your brain around. Instead, each chapter will lead you through relatively short groups of simple, foolproof steps. You'll learn to take control of the synths, such as Thor, Malstrom, and Subtractor; the NN-19 and NN-XT samplers; and all the effects and other devices that make up this incredible program. Further, you'll learn about what's new in Reason 5: the amazing Kong drum module, Blocks to help you create and organize your songs, and the ability to sample audio directly into individual instruments and modules-- something users of earlier versions of Reason were unable to do. Ignite your music with the power of Reason 5 "
Completely updated for Pro Tools 8, Mixing in Pro Tools: Skill Pack will help you boost your understanding of the art and craft of creating great-sounding mixes using Digidesign's industry-standard DAW Pro Tools. Starting with the basics of essential processors and working up to advanced signal routing and sophisticated sonic manipulation, this book will help you to produce polished professional-sounding mixes. As you work with the sample sessions on the included CD-ROM and the hands-on tutorials in the book, you will develop your ears as you expand your knowledge. Unlike other books with companion discs, the source files on your Skill Pack CD-ROM are an essential part of this book's tutorials--they are not there as mere examples; they are the building blocks from which you'll construct the projects. The result is a fully integrated learning experience--you'll learn by applying the skills you've been taught through real-life experience.
For intermediate programmers, beginning sound designers. Sound gives your native, web, or mobile apps that extra dimension, and it's essential for games. Rather than using canned samples from a sample library, learn how to build sounds from the ground up and produce them for web projects using the Pure Data programming language. Even better, you'll be able to integrate dynamic sound environments into your native apps or games--sound that reacts to the app, instead of sounding the same every time. Start your journey as a sound designer, and get the power to craft the sound you put into your digital experiences. Add sound effects or music to your web, Android, and iOS apps and games--sound that can react to changing environments or user input dynamically (at least in the native apps). You can do all this with Pure Data, a visual programming language for digital sound processing."Programming Sound with Pure Data" introduces and explores Pure Data, building understanding of sound design concepts along the way. You'll start by learning Pure Data fundamentals and applying them, creating realistic sound effects. Then you'll see how to analyze sound and re-create what you hear in a recorded sample. You'll apply multiple synthesis methods to sound design problems. You'll finish with two chapters of real-world projects, one for the web, and one for an iOS and Android app. You'll design the sound, build the app, and integrate effects using the libpd library. Whether you've had some experience with sound synthesis, or are new to sound design, this book is for you. These techniques are perfect for independent developers, small shops specializing in apps or games, and developers interested in exploring musical apps.
Going Pro with Pro Tools 8 is a powerful guidebook for those who are ready to jump to the next level with Pro Tools and would like some expert tips, tricks, and advice to help them truly master the program. Do you already know how to record MIDI and audio in Pro Tools? Do you know its basic tools and terminology? Do you think and work in musical terms, such as bars and beats? Great, then you're ready to "go pro" with Pro Tools! The book's goal is to get you working quickly and using the newest and best features in Pro Tools 8 at a professional level without wasting your time. It provides solutions to common pitfalls (and ways to avoid them) while providing workflow techniques that will speed up your productivity and help you develop your own relationship with this extraordinary audio production system.
This book discusses large margin and kernel methods for speech and speaker recognition
"Speech and Speaker Recognition: Large Margin and Kernel Methods" is a collation of research in the recent advances in large margin and kernel methods, as applied to the field of speech and speaker recognition. It presents theoretical and practical foundations of these methods, from support vector machines to large margin methods for structured learning. It also provides examples of large margin based acoustic modelling for continuous speech recognizers, where the grounds for practical large margin sequence learning are set. Large margin methods for discriminative language modelling and text independent speaker verification are also addressed in this book.
Key Features: Provides an up-to-date snapshot of the current state of research in this fieldCovers important aspects of extending the binary support vector machine to speech and speaker recognition applicationsDiscusses large margin and kernel method algorithms for sequence prediction required for acoustic modelingReviews past and present work on discriminative training of language models, and describes different large margin algorithms for the application of part-of-speech taggingSurveys recent work on the use of kernel approaches to text-independent speaker verification, and introduces the main concepts and algorithmsSurveys recent work on kernel approaches to learning a similarity matrix from data
This book will be of interest to researchers, practitioners, engineers, and scientists in speech processing and machine learning fields.
To build analytics tools that provide faster insights, knowing how to process data in real time is a must, and moving from batch processing to stream processing is absolutely required. Fortunately, the Spark in-memory framework/platform for processing data has added an extension devoted to fault-tolerant stream processing: Spark Streaming. If you're familiar with Apache Spark and want to learn how to implement it for streaming jobs, this practical book is a must. Understand how Spark Streaming fits in the big picture Learn core concepts such as Spark RDDs, Spark Streaming clusters, and the fundamentals of a DStream Discover how to create a robust deployment Dive into streaming algorithmics Learn how to tune, measure, and monitor Spark Streaming
A practitioner's guide to the basic principles of creating sound effects using easily accessed free software. Designing Sound teaches students and professional sound designers to understand and create sound effects starting from nothing. Its thesis is that any sound can be generated from first principles, guided by analysis and synthesis. The text takes a practitioner's perspective, exploring the basic principles of making ordinary, everyday sounds using an easily accessed free software. Readers use the Pure Data (Pd) language to construct sound objects, which are more flexible and useful than recordings. Sound is considered as a process, rather than as data-an approach sometimes known as "procedural audio." Procedural sound is a living sound effect that can run as computer code and be changed in real time according to unpredictable events. Applications include video games, film, animation, and media in which sound is part of an interactive process. The book takes a practical, systematic approach to the subject, teaching by example and providing background information that offers a firm theoretical context for its pragmatic stance. [Many of the examples follow a pattern, beginning with a discussion of the nature and physics of a sound, proceeding through the development of models and the implementation of examples, to the final step of producing a Pure Data program for the desired sound. Different synthesis methods are discussed, analyzed, and refined throughout.] After mastering the techniques presented in Designing Sound, students will be able to build their own sound objects for use in interactive applications and other projects
An encyclopedic handbook on audio programming for students and professionals, with many cross-platform open source examples and a DVD covering advanced topics. This comprehensive handbook of mathematical and programming techniques for audio signal processing will be an essential reference for all computer musicians, computer scientists, engineers, and anyone interested in audio. Designed to be used by readers with varying levels of programming expertise, it not only provides the foundations for music and audio development but also tackles issues that sometimes remain mysterious even to experienced software designers. Exercises and copious examples (all cross-platform and based on free or open source software) make the book ideal for classroom use. Fifteen chapters and eight appendixes cover such topics as programming basics for C and C++ (with music-oriented examples), audio programming basics and more advanced topics, spectral audio programming; programming Csound opcodes, and algorithmic synthesis and music programming. Appendixes cover topics in compiling, audio and MIDI, computing, and math. An accompanying DVD provides an additional 40 chapters, covering musical and audio programs with micro-controllers, alternate MIDI controllers, video controllers, developing Apple Audio Unit plug-ins from Csound opcodes, and audio programming for the iPhone. The sections and chapters of the book are arranged progressively and topics can be followed from chapter to chapter and from section to section. At the same time, each section can stand alone as a self-contained unit. Readers will find The Audio Programming Book a trustworthy companion on their journey through making music and programming audio on modern computers.
Post production for film and video is a complex and potentially confusing topic. Clear, accurate training in the tools of the trade is essential for anyone hoping to work in the business. An official Avid Learning Series Expert Level Guide, PRO TOOLS 10 ADVANCED POST PRODUCTION TECHNIQUES is the go-to guide focused on advanced operation of Pro Tools 10 in a professional post-production environment. Today's (and tomorrow's) post engineers simply must know the ins and outs of this popular software--the industry standard--and this book shows the way. It includes technical insights into Pro Tools hardware and software and offers hands-on exercises, discussion of common workflows, and intermediate-advanced topics, detailing how to use a Pro Tools-HD system to record, edit, mix, and output sound for professional film and video applications. Using real-world examples and projects, PRO TOOLS 10 ADVANCED POST PRODUCTION TECHNIQUES gets you up to speed on Pro Tools for post as quickly and easily as possible. PRO TOOLS 10 ADVANCED POST PRODUCTION TECHNIQUES (Course 310P) is part of the Avid Learning Series. This course leads to expert-level certification. To find more books on Pro Tools, Media Composer, Sibelius, or any other Avid product, visit www.courseptr.com/avid.
The popular introductory guide to Propellerhead's flagship virtual studio, REASON 6 IGNITE!: THE VISUAL GUIDE FOR NEW USERS, is a completely updated edition, ready to introduce new users to the latest version of this fun and powerful music-making software. Covering the fundamental features and functions of Reason's synths, samplers, drums, processors, sequencer, and audio recorder, REASON 6 IGNITE! brings you up to speed one step at a time, using a proven method of visual instruction that will have you navigating Reason's user-friendly interface and making great music in no time. Start building your Reason expertise today with REASON 6 IGNITE!: THE VISUAL GUIDE FOR NEW USERS.
PRO TOOLS 10 ADVANCED MUSIC PRODUCTION TECHNIQUES is the official Avid Learning Series Expert Level guide to the advanced operation of Pro Tools in a professional music production environment. It includes technical insight into both Pro Tools HD and HDX hardware and software, common workflows, and advanced editing and mixing topics. The materials on the supplemental DVD--sample sessions and source files used in the book's many exercises and projects--help to reinforce the skills being learned. Whether you're learning on your own or pursuing formal Pro Tools certification through an Avid Learning Partner, PRO TOOLS 10 ADVANCED MUSIC PRODUCTION TECHNIQUES will help you achieve expert-level mastery of Pro Tools. PRO TOOLS 10 ADVANCED MUSIC PRODUCTION TECHNIQUES (Course 310M) is part of the Avid Learning Series. This course leads to expert-level certification. To find more books on Pro Tools, Media Composer, Sibelius, or any other Avid product, visit www.courseptr.com/avid.
GOING PRO WITH REASON 6.5 is an expert level book that addresses the needs of the professional Reason user. This book picks up where the manual leaves off, offering concise, workflow-oriented tutorials on setting up complex productions and workflows for both song creation and producing tracks. Whether you are preparing to compose or produce, and whether you will be in studio or live environments, this valuable resource holds the keys to taking your knowledge to the next level.
Automatic speech recognition (ASR) systems are finding increasing use in everyday life. Many of the commonplace environments where the systems are used are noisy, for example users calling up a voice search system from a busy cafeteria or a street. This can result in degraded speech recordings and adversely affect the performance of speech recognition systems. As the use of ASR systems increases, knowledge of the state-of-the-art in techniques to deal with such problems becomes critical to system and application engineers and researchers who work with or on ASR technologies. This book presents a comprehensive survey of the state-of-the-art in techniques used to improve the robustness of speech recognition systems to these degrading external influences.
Key features: Reviews all the main noise robust ASR approaches, including signal separation, voice activity detection, robust feature extraction, model compensation and adaptation, missing data techniques and recognition of reverberant speech.Acts as a timely exposition of the topic in light of more widespread use in the future of ASR technology in challenging environments.Addresses robustness issues and signal degradation which are both key requirements for practitioners of ASR.Includes contributions from top ASR researchers from leading research units in the field
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