Sound and Recording

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Taylor & Francis, 2009 - Music - 628 pages
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This bestselling book introduces you to the principles of sound, perception, audio technology and systems. Providing vital reading for audio students and trainee engineers, this guide is ideal for anyone concerned with audio, sound and recording who wants a really good grounding in theory and industry practice. Now with numerous updates, including a new chapter on sound quality, expanded information on sequencing and synchronization, and updated chapters on digital audio, loudspeakers and mixers.

* Best-selling text provides more than an introduction to audio and sound recording in an easily digestible format. * "Fact Files" give succinct information on the areas covered, addressing key points to aid the learning process * Covers the latest digital recording technology, formats , and computer based interfaces * Stereo and surround sound principles described in detail

  

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Contents

CHAPTER 2 Auditory Perception
29
CHAPTER 3 Microphones
47
CHAPTER 4 Loudspeakers
79
CHAPTER 5 Mixers
107
CHAPTER 6 Analog Recording
167
CHAPTER 7 Noise Reduction
189
CHAPTER 8 Digital Audio Principles
201
CHAPTER 9 Digital Recording Editing and Mastering Systems
257
CHAPTER 13 Plugins and Outboard Equipment
381
CHAPTER 14 MIDI and Synthetic Audio Control
397
CHAPTER 15 Synchronization
453
CHAPTER 16 TwoChannel Stereo
471
CHAPTER 17 Surround Sound
509
CHAPTER 18 Sound Quality
563
Record Players
591
Glossary of Terms
601

CHAPTER 10 Digital Audio Formats and Interchange
299
CHAPTER 11 Power Amplifiers
341
CHAPTER 12 Lines and Interconnection
353
GENERAL FURTHER READING
609
Index
611
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About the author (2009)

Professor of Sound Recording at the University of Surrey (UK) and a Visiting Professor at the School of Music in Piteň (Sweden). Fellow of the Audio Engineering Society and a regular contributor to the AES Journal.
Formerly Deputy Head of sound at the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester (UK) and has since worked at Klark Teknik and the RSC.

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