Acoustic Communication, Volume 1
Since the first edition was published seventeen years ago dramatic social and technical changes have altered the world of acoustic communication. This book draws upon many traditional disciplines that deal with specific aspects of sound, and presents material within an interdisciplinary framework. It establishes a model for understanding all acoustic and aural experiences both in their traditional forms and as they have been radically altered in the 20th century. Digital technology has completely redefined the listening and consumption patterns of sound. We are now able to benefit from the march of technology via a companion CD-ROM, which accompanies this volume for the first time.
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acoustic communication acoustic design Acoustic Ecology acoustic environment acoustic horizon advertising analog analysis artifacts attention audio engineering audio signal auditory system aural background music become behavior binaural recording brain British Columbia broadcast chapter commercial complexity composer concept context create distracted listener dynamic range effects electrical electroacoustic design electroacoustic music electroacoustic technology electronic electronic music energy environmental sound experience foreground format function granular synthesis heard hearing human individual industry instance intensity level involved kunstkopf language listener's listening habits lo-fi loudness loudspeaker low frequency manipulation meaning ment noise occur particular patterns performance physical problem produce psychoacoustics psychological radio recording reflect relationship response result rhythm sense social soundmaking soundscape composition spatial specific speech station structure synthesis systems of acoustic tape techniques timbre tion traditional Truax understand Vancouver variations vocal voice waveform World Soundscape Project