A Practical Guide to Television Sound Engineering

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Taylor & Francis, 2007 - Performing Arts - 252 pages
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Television audio engineering is like any other business--you learn on the job--but more and more the industry is relying on a freelance economy. The mentor is becoming a thing of the past. A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO TELEVISION SOUND ENGINEERING is a cross training reference guide to industry technicians and engineers of all levels. Packed with photographs, case studies, and experience from an Emmy-winning author, this book is a must-have industry tool.

* Author has won multiple Emmys and been the sound designer for the past three Olympics!
* Readers learn audio engineering for television from end-to end--sports, comedy, drama, music, and news
* Packed with demonstrative photos and real world examples from an international production community
 

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Contents

1 Introduction to TV Sound Engineering
1
2 The Senior Audio in Charge
19
3 The Mixing Desk
49
4 The Audio Assistant
99
5 Communication Systems
119
6 CableHooking It All Up
141
7 Microphones
163
8 Wireless Systems
211
Index
237
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Dennis Baxter, sound designer for the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games, has thirty years experience in live television sound, and has been the sound designer for the Atlanta, Sydney, Salt Lake, Athens, Torino, and Beijing Olympic Games. In addition to the Olympics, he has engineered the sound for the Commonwealth Games, the World Cup, numerous NASCAR races, and hundreds of other sporting events around the world. His innovative sound design practices have earned him four National Television Emmy(R) Awards for sports audio with a recent Emmy for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. He is the author of the Focal Press book, A Practical Guide to Television Sound Engineering, and presents regularly at AES Europe, IBC, NAB, and for the Sports Video Group.

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