Audio Production Worktext: Concepts, Techniques, and Equipment

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Taylor & Francis, 2009 - Technology & Engineering - 260 pages
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Providing insight into the impact media convergence has had on the radio industry, this new edition delivers an excellent introduction to the modern radio production studio, the equipment found in that studio, and the basic techniques needed to accomplish radio production work.

New chapters addressing the basics of field recording, production planning, and sound for video are included, as well as a renewed emphasis on not just radio production, but audio production.

Featuring a worktext format tailored for both students and teachers, self-study questions, hands-on projects, and a CD with project material, quizzes, and demonstrations of key concepts, this book offers a solid foundation for anyone who wishes to know more about radio/audio equipment and production techniques.



* Previously titled Radio Production Worktext, this new edition features special emphasis on the impact of media convergence, stressing the theme that audio content is now utilized on multiple platforms, while still providing a thorough introduction to the modern radio production studio, equipment, and techniques to accomplish radio production work
* Convenient, hands-on worktext format provides a complete resource for learning and teaching
* Companion CD-ROM provides project material, quizzes, and demonstrations of key audio techniques and concepts
  

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Contents

Chapter 1 Production Planning
1
Chapter 2 The Studio Environment
21
Chapter 3 Digital Audio Production
41
Chapter 4 Microphones
63
Chapter 5 The Audio Console
85
Chapter 6 Digital Audio Playersrecorders
105
Chapter 7 Monitor Speakers And Studio Accessories ...
121
Chapter 8 Signal Processing Equipment
143
Chapter 9 Production Situations
159
Chapter 10 Location Sound Recording
175
Chapter 11 Sound Production For Video
195
Chapter 12 Internet Radio And Other Distribution Platforms ...
213
Glossary
235
Appendix Analog Audio Equipment
247
Index
257
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David E. Reese is General Manager of KUNV radio and Affiliate Assistant Professor in the Greenspun School of Journalism and Media Studies in the College of Urban Affairs at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). Previously he was Adjunct Professor and Director of WJCU at John Carroll University, Cleveland, Ohio. Prior to entering the academic field he worked in commercial radio in positions ranging from announcer to account executive to general manager. He is the author of many articles on college radio and, with Professor Lynne S. Gross, author of Radio Production Worktext (Focal Press).
Dr. Lynne S. Gross has taught radio and television production at a number of universities in both the United States and abroad. She has published 11 books and numerous articles which have appeared in Billboard, Radio Ink, Feedback and the Journal of College Radio. Dr. Gross has served as President of the Broadcast Education Association and was awarded its Distinguished Education Service Award in 1997. Professionally, she worked as Director of Programming for Valley Cable TV and has produced hundreds of radio and television programs.
Brian Gross, MFA, is a multimedia and Internet developer, critically-acclaimed composer, visual artist and published writer. He has been a Professor in the Radio, Television and Film, as well as the Communications departments at California State University at Fullerton, and has developed community-based initiatives to reach at-risk youth through new media. His work has been featured in galleries, performance venues and on radio throughout the United States and Europe.
David E. Reese is General Manager of KUNV radio and Affiliate Assistant Professor in the Greenspun School of Journalism and Media Studies in the College of Urban Affairs at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). Previously he was Adjunct Professor and Director of WJCU at John Carroll University, Cleveland, Ohio. Prior to entering the academic field he worked in commercial radio in positions ranging from announcer to account executive to general manager. He is the author of many articles on college radio and, with Professor Lynne S. Gross, author of Radio Production Worktext (Focal Press).
Dr. Lynne S. Gross has taught radio and television production at a number of universities in both the United States and abroad. She has published 11 books and numerous articles which have appeared in Billboard, Radio Ink, Feedback and the Journal of College Radio. Dr. Gross has served as President of the Broadcast Education Association and was awarded its Distinguished Education Service Award in 1997. Professionally, she worked as Director of Programming for Valley Cable TV and has produced hundreds of radio and television programs.
Brian Gross, MFA, is a multimedia and Internet developer, critically-acclaimed composer, visual artist and published writer. He has been a Professor in the Radio, Television and Film, as well as the Communications departments at California State University at Fullerton, and has developed community-based initiatives to reach at-risk youth through new media. His work has been featured in galleries, performance venues and on radio throughout the United States and Europe.

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