Handbook for Sound Engineers

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Glen Ballou
Focal, 2005 - Music - 1553 pages
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Handbook for Sound Engineers is the most comprehensive reference available for audio engineers. Written by many of the top professionals in the field, including Glen Ballou on interpretation systems, intercoms, assistive listening, and image projection; Ken Pohlmann on compact discs and DVDs; David Miles Huber on MIDI; Dr. Eugene Patronis on amplifier design and outdoor sound systems; Bill Whitlock on audio transformers and preamplifiers; Pat Brown on fundamentals and gain structures; Ray Rayburn on virtual systems and digital interfacing; and Dr. Wolfgang Ahnert on computer-aided sound system design and acoustics for concert halls.

The audio industry has seen many changes since the previous edition of the Handbook, particularly in the digital area, all of which are included in this edition. Key topics include: Acoustics * DSPs * DVDs * Modeling and auralization * Sound-system design * Application and installation techniques * Loudspeaker and enclosure building, testing and measuring * Sound recording and playback* Transmission Techniques * Audio circuits, amplifiers, filters, and consoles * Grounding

* The most comprehensive reference work on sound engineering on the market

* Contributors are the leading experts in their fields

* Explains MIDI, cinema sound, transformers, consoles, and more

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User Review  - Gp2010 - Goodreads

Boring if you don't do this for a living, but very informative. I'm still reading it. Read full review

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About the author (2005)

Glen Ballou has been a Syn-Aud-Con representative, has served as governor and convention chairman of the Audio Engineering Society (AES), and has been a member of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE). He is a regular contributor to S&VC magazine on a variety of subjects, and is the contributing editor of The Contractor's Toolbox.

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