Master Handbook of Audio Production: A Guide to Standards, Equipment, and System Design

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McGraw Hill Professional, 2003 - Technology & Engineering - 421 pages
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Set up a full-service audio studio, while keeping to a budget; Offer the full range of today's audio techniques; Produce sound for video and film; Make high-quality studio recordings; Learn and apply digital signal processing techniques; Select microphones, loudspeakers, headphones, and other equipment; Discover the complete palette of powerful new audio design tools; Get the background you want in sound physics and acoustics. The playing field has been leveled in audio production. In today's marketplace, small studios using inexpensive equipment can compete successfully against giant corporations in producing sophisticated, elaborate sound and sound recordings. This book shows you how.

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Jerry C. Whitaker is Technical Director of the Advanced Television Systems Committe (ATSC), Washington, DC. He was previously President of Technical Press, a consulting company based in the San Jose (CA) area. Mr. Whitaker has been involved in various aspects of the electronics industry for over 25 years, with specialization in communications. Current book titles include the following:
* Editor-in-Chief, Standard Handbook of Video and Television Engineering, 3rd Ed., McGraw-Hill, 2000
* Editor-in-Chief, Standard Handbook of Audio and Radio Engineeing, 2nd Ed., McGraw-Hill, 2001
* DTV Handbook, 3rd Ed., McGraw-Hill, 2001
* Editor, Video Displays, McGraw-Hill, 2000
* Editor, Television Receivers, McGraw-Hill, 2001
* Editor, Audio and Video Professional's Field Manual, McGraw-Hill, 2001
* Editor, Master Handbook of Video Production, McGraw-Hill, 2002
* Radio Frequency Transmission Systems: Design and Operation, McGraw-Hill, 1990
* Maintaining Electronic Systems, 2nd Ed., CRC Press, 2001
* Editor-in-Chief, The Electronics Handbook, CRC Press, 1996
* AC Power Systems Handbook, 2nd Ed., CRC Press, 1999
* Power Vacuum Tubes Handbook, 2nd Ed., CRC Press, 1999
* The Communications Facility Design Handbook, CRC Press, 2000
* The Resource Handbook of Electronics, CRC Press, 2000
* Co-author, Communications Receivers, 3nd Ed., McGraw-Hill, 2000

Mr. Whitaker has lectured extensively on the topic of electronic systems design, installation, and maintenance. He is the former editorial director and associate publisher of Broadcast Engineering and Video Systems magazines, and a former radio station chief engineer and television news producer.

Mr. Whitaker is a Fellow of the Society of Broadcast Engineers and an SBE-certified professional broadcast engineer. He is also a fellow of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers, and a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

Mr. Whitaker has twice received a Jesse H. Neal Award Certificate of Merit from the Association of Business Publishers for editorial excellence. He has also been recognized as Educator of the Year by the Society of Broadcast Engineers.

Mr. Whitaker resides in Morgan Hill, California.

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