Digital Audio Fundamentals

Information about digital audio production, processing and editing, as well as resources available at the Library.

About these resources

There are many resources available at the Library  that focus on digital audio, including introductory material on the principles of digital audio and audio engineering, how to set up a home studio, guides to mixing, mastering and using effects. There is also a range of podcasting resources available that outline how to create, launch and market a podcast, as well as material about the cultural and social impact of podcasting.

Items held storage can be requested with your  Access membership, and Victorian-resident Library members can access our online resources such as ebooks and journals from home. 


Digital Audio resources

Fries, B., & Fries, M. (2005). Digital audio essentials. (1st ed.). O’Reilly.

Lingold, M. C., Mueller, D., & Trettien, W. (Eds.). (2018). Digital sound studies. Duke University Press.

Pohlmann, K. C. (2011). Principles of digital audio. (6th ed.). McGraw-Hill/TAB Electronics.

Bartlett, B., & Bartlett, J. (2009). Practical recording techniques : the step-by-step approach to professional audio recording.  (5th ed.). Focal Press.

Dittmar, T. (2018). Audio engineering 101 : a beginner’s guide to music production. (2nd ed.). Routledge. [Ebook]

Edstrom, B. (2010). Recording on a budget : how to make great audio recordings without breaking the bank. Oxford University Press. [Ebook]

Savage, S., Johnson, R., & Fergusson, I. (2011). The art of digital audio recording: a practical guide for home and studio. Oxford University Press. [Also available as Ebook]

Harris, B. (2009). Home studio setup : everything you need to know from equipment to acoustics. Focal Press/Elsever.

Menasché, E. (2009). The desktop studio : a guide to computer-based audio production. (2nd ed.). Hal Leonard Books.

Podcasting resources

Braun, L. W. (2007). Listen up! : Podcasting for schools and libraries. Information Today. [Ebook].

McHugh, S. (2022). The power of podcasting : telling stories through sound. Newsouth Publishing. [Ebook - NED]

Spinelli, M., & Dann, L. (2019). Podcasting : the audio media revolution. Bloomsbury Academic. [Ebook].


Farkas, B. G. (2006). Secrets of podcasting : Audio blogging for the masses. (2nd ed.). Peachpit.

Fontichiaro, K. (2013). Speak out! : Creating podcasts and other audio recordings. Cherry Lake Publishing.

Green, C. M. (2021). The podcaster’s audio handbook : a technical guide for creative people. Apress L. P. [Ebook].

Morris, T., & Tomasi, C. (2020). Podcasting for dummies. (4th ed.). John Wiley & Sons. [Ebook].

Walch, R., & Lafferty, M. (2006). Tricks of the podcasting masters. Que.

Euritt, A. (2023). Podcasting as an intimate medium. Routledge. [Ebook].

Hoyt, E. & Morris,  J. W. (Eds.). (2021). Saving new sounds : podcast preservation and historiography. University of Michigan Press. [Ebook].

Sang, Y., Lee, J. Y., & Park, S. (2020). Podcast trends and issues in Australia and beyond : global perspectives. News & Media Research Centre.

From the Pictures Collection


Woman singing into microphone

Maria Dallas, c1968; H38849/990

Man playing guitar and singing into microphone

Jimi Hendrix with guitar; H2019.280/18