Within the span of the last decade, computers in music have gone from being a niche subject to becoming a ubiquitous presence that all music students are bound to encounter in their professional lives. Meant to serve as a general reference for music technology courses,Essentials of Music Technologyprovides an overview of musical acoustics, psychoacoustics, MIDI, digital audio, and sound recording. Among the topics covered in this book are: The Internet MIDI software The nature of digital audio storage Filters Effects Microphone types Room acoustics Sampling and synthesis techniques The author has a background in theater arts, music composition, and multi-media production. He studied music technology at New York University and McGill University. He is assistant professor of Music Technology at the Pennsylvania State University.Ballora, Mark is the author of 'Essentials of Music Technology', published 2002 under ISBN 9780130937476 and ISBN 0130937479.