Selected references used in this compilation include, but are not limited to, and in no particular order:

  • Buick, Peter and Vic Lennard, Music Technology Reference Book. PC Publishing, Tonbridge, Kent, UK, 1995.
    If you have any use at all for this dictionary, you need one of these. Several, in fact.
  • Evans, Alvis J., Making Sense of Sound: The Basics of Audio Theory and Technology. Prompt Publications, Indianapolis, IN, 1992 (2nd Ed.)
  • Petersen, George and Steve Oppenheimer, Tech TermsA Practical Dictionary for Audio and Music Production. EMBooks, Emeryville, CA, 1993.
  • White, Glenn D, The Audio Dictionary. University of Washington Press, Seattle, 1991 (2nd ed.) Very technical and very good. Excellent graphics, excellent sense of humor, excellent appendices. Only criticism: needs to be updated to include digital music, including MIDI.
  • Wilkie, Godric. The Studio Musicians Jargonbuster. Musonix Publishing, London, 1993. A good, entertaining, introductory dictionary.
  • Cummings, David, Ed., The Hutchinson Encyclopedia of Music. Helicon Publishing, Ltd., Oxford, England, 1995.
  • Sinclair, Ian R. Introducing Digital Audio: CD, DAT and Sampling. PC Publishing, Tonbridge, Kent, UK, 1988 and 1992. Extremely technical, extremely detailed explication of CD and DAT formats, standards, and production.
  • Wadhams, Wayne. Dictionary of Music Production and Engineering Terminology. Schirmer Books, New York, 1988. Basically a good book, especially for anyone contemplating doing sound-for-film. Unfortunately, there are lots of errors, the book is poorly cross-referenced, and in parts, just inscrutable.
  • “Music & Computers” Magazine. Miller Freeman, Inc., San Francisco, CA. 94107.
  • “Keyboard” Magazine. Keyboard, San Mateo, CA. 94402.
  • Mix” Magazine. 6400 Hollis St., #12, Emeryville, CA 94608, especially “Whats a Binky?” March, April, and June 1999, by Larry Blake.
  • “Recording” Magazine. Music Maker Publications, Inc., 7318 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Suite 200, Canoga Park, CA 91303.
  • “Sound on Sound” Magazine. Media House, Burrel Road, St. Ives, Cambs. UK, PE17 4LE.
  • “Sound on Stage” Magazine. Media House, Trafalgar Way, Bar Hill, Cambs. UK, CB3 8SQ.
  • Timeline. SMPTE Made Simple. Timeline Vista, USA. 1996. Such that SMPTE timecode can ever be simple, I guess this is it.
  • White, Paul. The Sound on Sound Book of Music Technology: A Survivors Guide. Sanctuary Publishing Ltd., London, 1997.

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