Tristram Cary's encyclopaedia aims to provide comprehensive information on the technology of music. Its 600 illustrated main entries and 200 subsidiary ones cover an immense musical field. Included are entries on traditional and electronic instruments, and on such topics as computer music composition, microphone placement, and psychoacoustics. They are carefully cross-referenced so that readers can approach a topic from different angles and then be drawn into its complexities, both technical and musical, as far as they wish. This volume should be an essential reference work for music and audio professionals, students, and all music lovers wanting to know more about the techniques behind the music.