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Titel: Designing Web Audio
Autor/en: Josh Beggs, Dylan Thede
Autor/en: Josh Beggs, Dylan Thede
Januar 2001 - kartoniert - 398 Seiten
Designing Web Audio is the most complete Internet audio guide on the market. 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.
Designing Web Audio 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. Designing Web Audio demystifies its subject with informative step-by-step techniques for encoding, compression, and streaming audio over the Web.
This book includes the following:
* The most 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. (This is the only book on the market that offers information on this.)
* 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.
* 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 makes Designing Web Audio an invaluable resource for web developers and people who want to stream their own music over the Web.
Preface 1. The Art of Sound Design A brief history of web audio What you can do with sound on the Web Two easy ways to add sound Adding sound effects Audio challenges and limitations Solid sound design Designing web audio Interactive sound effects and buttons Interactive sound design case study Summary 2. The Science of Sound and Digital Audio The science of sound Digital audio demystified Summary 3. Capturing Original Source Material Selecting the right equipment Recording techniques Summary 4. Optimizing Your Sound Files Basic sound editing Digital effects Web mastering: optimizing sound files for Internet broadcasting Summary 5. Introduction to Streaming Media Streaming protocols Streaming media formats Selecting the right format Summary 6. Encoding, Serving, and Streaming Sound with RealAudio The RealMedia System Streaming RealAudio from a web server Professional webcasting Advanced RealAudio applications Live broadcasting with RealAudio Case study: N2K streams live M?tley Cr?e concert Summary 7. Designing Multimedia Presentations with SMIL and RealSystem G2 159 SureStream SMIL RealPix RealText RealFlash Delivering backwards-compatible content Case study: TechWeb Today Summary 8. Playing, Serving, and Streaming MP3 MP3 pros and cons What is MP3? Playing MP3 files Making MP3 files Creating a buzz: posting MP3 files to the Internet Start your own MP3 radio station Legalities of MP3 MP3 resources Summary 9. Interactive Sound Design with Flash and Shockwave Flash and Shockwave basics Introduction to Flash Introduction to Shockwave Summary 10. MIDI: Quick and Easy Audio for the Web MIDI: A universal approach Adding MIDI to your web pages Creating your own MIDI files Summary 11. Designing Audio Web Sites with Beatnik New possibilities for interactive sound Beatnik authoring system Sonification tutorial Using the Beatnik Editor Summary A. Creating the Ultimate Web Sound Studio: Buyers Guide and Web Resources B. Audio Format Comparison Index
Josh Beggs is co-founder and president of Raspberry Media, a Design Firm in the San Francisco Bay Area specializing in Web-smart architecture, interface design, and brand development for Internet start-ups. Josh began his career in the multimedia industry as a recording engineer and sound designer. In 1995 he produced the interactive soundtrack for EMI Records flagship CD-ROM, Queensr
'It is written in a easy to follow style, while providing plenty of information, case studies and food for thought... O'Reilly publish well written, informative books, this one is no exception.' - Neil Bothwick Linux Format, June 2001 - Rating 7/10 '...is a well-judged and well-pitched volume, informative, readable and clear. It manages to bridge the gap between concepts and details... Designing Web Audio really is an intermediate introduction to just about anything you could want to do with audio on the web. Interface noises, background music, streaming spoken word...It's all there, dealt with thoughtfully and in surprising depth. Usability and realistic expectations are kept in focus throughout. ...it is a solid choice for someone interested in the field of web sound, and could take the reader from audio-na?ve to reasonable savvy in whatever area their interest lies.' - Gavin Inglis, news@UK, June 2001
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