If you don't know analog from digital, you may wish to spend a few hours reading up on the nuances of electronic music right here. Created by the University of California at Santa Cruz Electronic Music Studios, this site features over a dozen illustrated essays that explore different subjects related to the production of electronic music. The subjects covered here include "Sound Propagation", "Hearing and the Ear", "Basics of Digital Recording", and "Simple Harmonic Motion". Actually, a good starting place is the "Microphones" essay. Here visitors will learn the basics of how microphones work, along with specifics on they way they pick up sound patterns and the "microphone mystique". Overall, it's a good site for anyone who enjoys music or who might be a budding audiophile.


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