Digital Home Recording helps individuals at all levels take advantage of digital technology to make their own high-quality recordings cost-effectively at home. This how-to guide is ideal for musicians who are new to the complexities of digital recording, as well as for techno-whizzes who want to keep up with this fast-changing technology. Covering all the latest in digital bells and whistles, the book compares the pros and cons of digital recording to traditional analog methods, and discusses the future implications of digital technology on home music production. Readers get detailed guidance on using hard disk and Digital Audio Tape (DAT) technologies, plus related hardware and new software-based tools such as Softsynths, plugins, and software samplers. This revised and updated edition surveys the latest digital advances, including two-track audio recorders/editors, host-based audio/MIDI programs, and CD mastering. All gear information has been updated to include the latest models.Plus - taking a crucial look ahead - Digital Home Recording provides an analytical view of emerging technology, so readers can make informed purchasing decisions or make better use of the equipment at hand.