Need a recommendation for some references to help you learn various aspects of music and music technology? You've come to the right place!

- Stephen Kay, KARMA Developer

The MIDI Manual, Third Edition: A Practical Guide to MIDI in the Project Studio MIDI Power!: The Comprehensive Guide
Basic MIDI (Music Technology Series) The MIDI Companion: The Ins, Outs and Throughs

Audio Recording
Modern Recording Techniques, Seventh Edition Mastering Audio, Second Edition: The Art and the Science

Becoming a Synthesizer Wizard: From Presets to Power User Analog Synthesizers: Understanding, Performing, Buying- from the legacy of Moog to software synthesis
Welsh's Synthesizer Cookbook: Synthesizer Programming, Sound Analysis, and Universal Patch Book Vintage Synthesizers: Pioneering Designers, Groundbreaking Instruments, Collecting Tips, Mutants of Technology

Music Theory/Composition
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Music Theory, 2nd Edition Alfred's Essentials of Music Theory Complete (Books 1-3)
Harmony for Computer Musicians The Complete Idiot's Guide to Music Composition

Drum Programming
Drum Programming: A Complete Guide to Program and Think Like a Drummer Producing Drum Beats: Writing and Mixing Killer Drum Grooves (Productions: Beats)

Mixing Secrets for the Small Studio Producing and Mixing Hip-Hop/R&B (Book & DVD)
Dance Music Manual, Second Edition: Tools, Toys, and Techniques Mixing Audio, Second Edition: Concepts, Practices and Tools

Dream Theater Keyboard Experience The Art of Digital Music: 56 Visionary Artists and Insiders Reveal Their Creative Secrets (Includes DVD; includes interview with Stephen Kay, KARMA Developer)
Analog Days: The Invention and Impact of the Moog Synthesizer