Chris Abbott, Andrew Laggan
This book is the second half of a two volume set that comprehensively covers sound chips and the systems containing them: from technical information to entertaining anecdotes, even experts will new material to enjoy.
Written in an accessible and friendly way, it nevertheless delivers a lot of information.
Coverage ranges from 1987's OPL2 (as featured in AdLib), through console generations 3, 4, 5 and 6, and the sound and music chips that powered the golden age of the arcades, such as Capcom's Q1 and Midway DCS.
AN ANTHOLOGY OF SOUND CHIPS VOL. 2: ARCADE, CONSOLE AND HOME MICRO SOUND CHIPS (1987-2004)