8/31/20 – WAV sounds not playing back in PDFs has recently been a topic of discussion on the Adobe Acrobat Reader Support forum. TheABCD.com has tested and currently recommends using the free Foxit Reader which can be downloaded here: https://www.foxitsoftware.com/pdf-reader/ During installation of Foxit Reader, choose “Custom Installation” and check mark to disable the “ConnectedPDF” option. Please note: Acrobat Mobile Reader has never worked for WAV sound playback on Android mobile devices. For WAV sound playback on Android devices, we recommend EZ-PDF Reader.
The Origins of Sound Qualities is a PDF based audio production course that covers the complete signal path using embedded, click-to-play 16 bit, 44.1 kHz audio clips. You’ll learn about all the factors involved during the recording process – from the arrangements and musicianship; to the gear, engineering, mixdown and mastering. Afterwards, you’ll know from listening experience how all the components of a recording’s signal path can or cannot influence the final result. The knowledge gained can assist you in making better choices at the most appropriate points during the recording process. This in turn can help you to produce recordings that have more of the sound qualities you’re going for. All major styles of music and instrumentation are represented – this provides you with a broad musical perspective that can foster your continual evolution as an effective music producer. The click-to-play WAV files linked directly to the text you’re reading ensures the information is delivered in the most reliable, seamless and engaging manner. The Producer’s Edition includes all of the content found in the Focused Courses detailed below. In addition, it has modules that cover: An in depth study of the interactions between the musician’s arrangement of parts relative to the vocal melody line • Audio production theory and history • Includes a link to a brief online test where you can also ask questions relevant to what you have studied. The Origins of Sound Qualities – Producer’s Edition: PDF file, 406 pages, 848 embedded 16 bit, 44.1 kHz WAV files, embeded video, 1.3 gigabyte download, $49.95
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Essential Listening consists of pages and embedded WAV audio clips selected from the Producer’s Edition of The Origins of Sound Qualities PDF. The bookmarks menu lists all 40 modules of the Producer’s Edition to show you its scope. Essential Listening includes the three module cover pages of PART I. It also includes all of Module 4 (analog vs. digital mixers),as well as audio clips of digital vs. analog 24 track and mixdown recorders (DDD/AAD). There are also WAV clips that demonstrate the problems with using internet audio formats for audio engineering studies. Other WAV clips show the effective use of a home studio’s acoustical environment to achieve broadcast quality results with a live band. This quick course concludes with A/B comparisons demonstrating the difference created by knowledgeable production choices. Essential Listening documents a hierarchy of audio component importance and reveals where your focus of attention should be at various points during the recording process. This is Essential Listening! – PDF file, 45 embedded WAV sound clips, 36 pages, 116 megabyte download, $3.99