Sound and Recording: An Introduction

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Taylor & Francis, Nov 12, 2012 - Technology & Engineering - 570 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.

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Francis Rumsey
Preface to the Fourth Edition
Howsound travels inair
Auditory perception
Chapter 4Loudspeakers The movingcoil loudspeaker
Analogue recording
recording head
2DVD discsand
Recommended furtherreading Websites Chapter11
4Carrying datareduced audio 10 5Extending anetwork 11 1Amplifier classes
Chapter12 Lines and interconnection
Electronic balancing
Outboard equipment
Digital delay

Digitalaudio principles Digital andanalogue
Changing the resolution of anaudio
10Dynamic range enhancement
Chapter 9Digital recording and editing systems
1Rotary andstationary heads
Recommendedfurther reading Chapter3Microphones
Consumer digital formats
Digital audio applications
Timecode and synchronisation
Chapter16 Twochannel stereo
Surround sound
Glossary of terms
Understanding basic equipment specifications
Record players

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About the author (2012)

Rumsey is a lecturer in acoustics and sound recording at the University of Surrey.

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