Sound and Recording: An Introduction
This best-selling book introduces you to the principles of sound, perception, audio technology and systems. Whilst offering vital reading for audio students and trainee engineers, this guide is ideal for anyone concerned with audio, sound and recording, beginners and professionals alike.
Comprehensive and easy to understand, this fifth edition is bang up to date, with expanded information on digital audio principles, systems and applications, as well as an extensively updated chapter on MIDI and synthetic audio control.
* Provides a thorough introduction to the subject in an easy to read, clearly illustrated form
* 'Fact Files' give succinct information on the areas covered, address key points and aid learning process
* Covers the latest digital audio technology, including MP3, networking and file formats
* Surround sound systems and techniques are described in detail
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Chapter 1 What is sound?
Chapter 2 Auditory perception
Chapter 3 Microphones
Chapter 4 Loudspeakers
Chapter 5 Mixers
Chapter 6 Analogue recording
Chapter 7 Noise reduction
Chapter 8 Digital audio principles
Chapter 13 Outboard equipment
Chapter 14 MIDI and synthetic audio control
Chapter 15 Timecode and synchronisation
Chapter 16 Twochannel stereo
Chapter 17 Surround sound
Glossary of terms
Understanding basic equipment specifications
acoustic Ambisonic amplitude analogue angle audio data audio signal automation balanced line bandwidth binary byte cable capacitor capsule cardioid cassette centre channel Chapter coding console convertor crossfade decibels decoding devices diagram diaphragm digital audio Direct Stream Digital disc disk distortion Dolby Dolby Digital drive dynamic range editing effect electrical encoding equalisation example Fact File fader figure-eight filter format frequency response front impedance input interface jack plug jackfield listening loudspeakers magnetic maximum meter microphone MIDI mixer mode modulation monitor mono multitrack multitrack recorder noise reduction normally ohms omni operation output level pair panning phantom power phase polyphony position power amplifier quantising ratio rear replay reproduction result sampling frequency shown in Figure sound quality speaker standard stereo surround sound switch synchroniser tape machine techniques timecode tracks transformer two-channel typical voltage wave waveform
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