From reviews of the First Edition: "A deeply informed and lucidly written book.... [It] is invaluable for its thorough history and technical explanation, a fair bibliography and a useful discography. In its detailed information and balanced treatment, this book has no rivals."-- Hi-Fi News and Record Review
"This is a thoroughly recommended book which covers the enormous field with commendable organization."-- Tempo
About the Author
Peter Manning is unofficial consultative editor of O.U.P's Computer and Digital Audio Series, co-published with A-R Editions, Inc. He has written various articles and contributed the 'Computer' entry in the Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments (1985). He lives in Durham.