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New Audio Production How-To Book

Sixth edition confronts total digital audio environment

When it first came out, Audio Production Worktext: Concepts, Techniques and Equipment years ago, things were much different. Analog audio had been the way things were always done and digital audio was the new kid on the block.

The just released sixth edition shows how much has changed — analog audio equipment and production techniques such as razor-blade editing are consigned to a slim appendix at the end of the book.

You’ll be excused if you are feeling a little old.

However, the overall book is very useful. Encompassing everything from job definitions, describing common audio production practices and describing equipment, Audio Production Worktext has useful quizzes at the end of chapters and even includes explanations on why the wrong answers are wrong.

Much of the text is useful for beginning radio personnel or staffers in nonproduction and non-air jobs. Experienced production personnel might find most of the book old hat (though even veterans might occasionally find an answer for some tidbit that has evaded comprehension in the past …).