some resources and recommendations for good headphones
Etymotic ETY high-fidelity earplugs (about 15.00)
a good online acoustics site - it has other topics besides acoustics...
some additional software options
reaper -inexpensive digital audio workstation - mentioned in class
logic - apples professional daw / production environment
Live - a different approach to daw / production software from ableton
Selected Book References
Augoyard, J. F., Mccartney, A., Torgue, H. & Paquette, D. (2006) Sonic Experience : A Guide to Everyday Sounds, Montreal ; McGill-Queen's University Press.
Bartlett, B. & Bartlett, J. (2008) Practical Recording Techniques, Boston, Elsevier/Focal Press.
Chanan, M. (1995) Repeated Takes: A Short History of Recording and Its Effects on Music, Verso.
Cook, P. R. (Ed.) (1999) Music, Cognition, and Computerized Sound: An Introduction to Psychoacoustics, Cambridge, MIT Press.
Corey, J. (2010) Audio Production and Critical Listening: Technical Ear Training, Elsevier Science & Technology Books.
Cox, C. & Warner, D. (2004) Audio Culture : Readings in Modern Music, New York, Continuum.
Eargle, J. (2004) The Microphone Book, Oxford, UK ; Boston, Elsevier/Focal Press.
Gibson, B. (2005) The S.M.A.R.T. Guide to Mixers, Signal Processors, Microphones, and More, Thomson Course Technology.
Huber, D. M. & Runstein, R. E. (2009) Modern Recording Techniques, Amsterdam ; Boston, Focal Press/Elsevier.
Katz, B. & Katz, R. A. (2007) Mastering Audio: The Art and the Science, Elsevier/Focal Press.
Moorefield, V. (2005). The Producer as Composer: Shaping the Sounds of Popular Music, MIT Press.
Rumsey, F. & Mccormick, T. (2009) Sound and Recording, Elsevier Science.
Thompson, D. M. (2005) Understanding Audio: Getting the Most out of Your Project or Professional Recording Studio, Berklee Press.
Zwicker, E. & Fastl, H. (1999) Psychoacoustics: Facts and Models, New York, Springer.