Live Sound Reinforcement: A Comprehensive Guide to P.A. and Music Reinforcement Systems and Technology

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Hal Leonard Corporation, 1996 - Music - 313 pages
Get ready to learn live sound reinforcement using the best-selling title on the subject available! The simple language, detailed illustrations, and concrete examples in this book are suitable for novice to intermediate-level users. "Live Sound Reinforcement" outlines all aspects of P.A. system operation and commonly encountered sound system design concerns. Topics include microphones, speaker systems, equalizers, mixers, signal processors, amplifiers, system wiring and interfaces, indoor and outdoor sound considerations and psychoacoustics.
 

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Perhaps one of the worst text-books I've ever read. Pseudo-detail. Author tries to make things as complicated, brief, and unexplained as possible. Seems as if author is trying to sound smart.

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
Sound Reinforcement Systems Basics
5
The Nature of Sound
15
Hearing and Basic Psychoacoustics
33
Audio Measurement Terms and Concepts
51
Microphones
71
Equalizers
97
Mixers
113
Power Amplifiers and Impedance Concerns
195
General System Considerations
207
Speech Reinforcement
215
Music Reinforcement
231
Concert Systems
255
Monitor Systems
269
System Wiring
279
The Engineer as Artist
299

Other Signal Processing Effects
127
Loudspeakers and Crossovers
141
Index
308
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