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
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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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Like it so far, but
Seems great so far, but unreadable on my phone, due to no text wrapping

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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

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Scott Hunter Stark has been involved in professional audio since the late 1970 s. He started out designing custom loudspeaker systems and operating systems for live performances at a time when then-existing commercial systems could not live up to the demands of increasingly larger audiences with increasingly discerning ears. In the 1980 s and 90 s he was active in providing audio, staging and lighting services to a wide variety of performance events in clubs, theaters, outdoor events and more recently houses of worship in the eastern United States. Throughout his career Stark found a repeated need for presenting plain-English explanations of how sound systems worked, particularly for aspiring engineers struggling with important concepts of physics and sound properties. He translated his years of working experience and knowledge into print with the first edition of Live Sound Reinforcement, later released in 1996 by MixBooks. After years of working in the sound system and engineering business, Stark attended law school and worked with several Internet ventures. Today he is a sound system consultant in the Washington, DC area where he currently resides.

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