Sound and Recording: An Introduction

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Taylor & Francis, 2006 - Music - 569 pages
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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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Contents

Chapter 1 What is sound?
1
Chapter 2 Auditory perception
25
Chapter 3 Microphones
41
Chapter 4 Loudspeakers
74
Chapter 5 Mixers
96
Chapter 6 Analogue recording
154
Chapter 7 Noise reduction
182
Chapter 8 Digital audio principles
193
Chapter 13 Outboard equipment
359
Chapter 14 MIDI and synthetic audio control
373
Chapter 15 Timecode and synchronisation
419
Chapter 16 Twochannel stereo
429
Chapter 17 Surround sound
469
Glossary of terms
521
Understanding basic equipment specifications
529
Record players
541

Chapter 9 Digital recording and editing systems
243
Chapter 10 Digital audio applications
287
Chapter 11 Power amplifiers
325
Chapter 12 Lines and interconnection
334

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About the author (2006)

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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