Music Technology from Scratch provides a complete beginners guide to recording, mixing, and mastering music. It is an essential book for anyone studying or interested in music technology, and those wishing to create their own professional-quality recordings. How does sound work? How do I record a range of instruments? How do I record, mix and master a track? How do I use MIDI for sequencing and arranging? Music Technology from Scratch answers these questions, and more. Exploring both the theory and practice of music technology, it gives the reader clear information on how equipment works and how to get the best results from it. Fully illustrated throughout, diagrams and photos provide step-by-step guides to using your equipment. It includes tips and hints on polishing your recordings and making sure your sessions run smoothly, test yourself questions and projects at the end of each chapter, and a full glossary explaining all technical terms and concepts. It is also enhanced by online videos with explanations of equipment and techniques. This book will help you to achieve a better grade for any of these courses: GCSE, AS and A2 Music and Music Technology, BTEC Firsts and Nationals in Music and Music Technology, and the new Creative and Media Diploma.