Audio Production Worktext: Concepts, Techniques, and Equipment

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Taylor & Francis, 2009 - Technology & Engineering - 260 pages
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Expanded to emphasize the impact media convergence has had on radio production, Audio Production Worktext, Seventh Edition provides a robust introduction to the modern radio production studio, the equipment found in that studio, and the basic techniques needed to accomplish radio production work, whether in studio or online. The new edition emphasizes 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.

Key features:

  • Increased coverage of audio for video and film applications throughout the book, emphasizing the multiplatform focus of the industry
  • Updates to technical information about equipment as well as new projects and student exercises throughout the book
  • Worktext format tailored for both students and teachers features self-study questions, hands-on projects, an appendix on analog audio equipment for useful background information, and an updated Glossary
  • Companion website provides interactive demonstrations of key audio techniques and concepts, quizzes for each chapter, and helpful links
  • New instructor website features PowerPoints, a test bank, and a sample syllabus
  

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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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