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Introduction Chapter 1. MIDI and Digital Audio Basics Chapter 2. Getting Started with Sound Forge Chapter 3. Customizing Sound Forge Chapter 4. Working with Audio Files Chapter 5. Getting Around in Sound Forge Chapter 6. Recording and Playback Chapter 7. Editing Basics Chapter 8. Exploring the Processing Functions Chapter 9. Exploring Effects Chapter 10. Additional Audio Tools Chapter 11. Producing for Multimedia and the Web Chapter 12. Using Sound Forge with MIDI Chapter 13. Sound Forge and Sampling Chapter 14. Scripting and Batch Processing Appendix A: Using Sound Forge with ACID Appendix B: Sound Forge Resources on the Web

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Product Details

  • Series: Power!
  • Paperback: 428 pages
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning PTR; 1 edition (June 30, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 159200539X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1592005390
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 7.5 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,831,730 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Scott R. Garrigus ( I began my musical journey at the age of 12 when my parents got me my first computer, the Atari 400. Ever since then, I have been fascinated with making music using technology. I spent one Summer working at a Daddy's Junky Music store and purchased my first electronic keyboard: the Roland JX-8P. Then after taking some music theory courses in high school and some private keyboard lessons, I was hooked even more.

I decided to pursue a career in music and audio engineering, which led me to earn a B.A. in music performance with an emphasis in sound recording technology. A couple years later (1993), I released my first instrumental album on cassette, entitled Pieces Of Imagination. Then in 1995, my career took a bit of a twist' I began my professional writing career when my first articles appeared in Electronic Musician magazine.

I never really intended to become a writer, but found I had a talent for explaining things in a clear and organized manner so that anyone could understand the information - even if it was highly technical. So in 2000, I authored my first book, Cakewalk Power! and I've been writing ever since. To date, I have written over 12 books and continue to contribute articles to a number of print and online publications. I also publish my own music technology newsletter, called DigiFreq (, which provides free information for home recording and professional music technology users all over the world.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Tom Overthere on February 26, 2010
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I've been using Sound Forge for about ten years, for a very specific, technical kind of editing. I learned just the aspects of the software that suited my work, and nothing more. Now I want to gain a FULL understanding, as inexpensively as possible.

I'm about a quarter of the way through this book and find it to be EXCEPTIONALLY USEFUL/HELPFUL. The author explains the concept and use of all aspects of the program. Only slight allowance needs to be made for the fact that I'm using version 9, when the book actually is written for the prior version 8.

Amazon's price is excellent, well below the publisher's price and generally less than competing onine resellers. And what's better than prompt FREE delivery with a 30-day return policy? Buy this book and keep it handy. It is showing me in clear, understandable terms how vastly capable Sound Forge really is (after all my years of using the software...duh)
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By S. Busalacchi on July 23, 2007
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It really wasn't what I expected. It's geared more for the music editor. I edit audio interviews and it really didn't discuss the major things I am interested in--eliminating distortion, mixing sounds, etc. Very complex.
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If you are starting or even you are an expert with sound, this is a very nice an helpful book to be always with you.Very comprehensive guide, will introduce you in the art of making music using Sound Forge.
So add it right now in your shopping won't regret it.
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