The Microphone Book
The Microphone Book is the only guide you will ever need to the latest in microphone technology, application and technique. This new edition features, more on microphone arrays and wireless microphones; a new chapter on classic old models; the latest developments in surround; expanded advice on studio set up, recording and mic selection; improved layout for ease of reference; even more illustrations.
John Eargle provides detailed analysis of the different types of microphones available. He then addresses their application through practical examples of actual recording sessions and studio operations. Surround sound is covered from both a creative and a technical viewpoint.
This classic reference takes the reader into the studio or concert hall to see how performers are positioned and how the best microphone array is determined. Problem areas such as reflections, studio leakage and isolation are analyzed from practical viewpoints. Creative solutions to such matters as stereo sound staging, perspective, and balance are also covered in detail. Recording and sound reinforcement engineers at all levels of expertise will find The Microphone Book an invaluable resource for learning the 'why' as well as the 'how' of choosing a microphone for any situation.
* The most comprehensive guide available, heavily illustrated with helpful diagrams, charts and equations
* A timesaving, one-stop reference covering both microphone technology and practical tips on use and problem solving
* Written by a highly respected industry veteran and Grammy award winner
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CHAPTER 1 A SHORT HISTORY OF THE MICROPHONE
CHAPTER 2 BASIC SOUND TRANSMISSION AND OPERATIONAL FORCES ON MICROPHONES
CHAPTER 3 THE PRESSURE MICROPHONE
CHAPTER 4 THE PRESSURE GRADIENT MICROPHONE
CHAPTER 5 FIRSTORDER DIRECTIONAL MICROPHONES
CHAPTER 6 HIGH DIRECTIONALITY MICROPHONES
CHAPTER 7 MICROPHONE MEASUREMENTS STANDARDS AND SPECIFICATIONS
CHAPTER 8 ELECTRICAL CONSIDERATIONS AND ELECTRONIC INTERFACE
CHAPTER 13 CLASSICAL STEREO RECORDING TECHNIQUES AND PRACTICE
CHAPTER 14 STUDIO RECORDING TECHNIQUES
CHAPTER 15 SURROUND SOUND MICROPHONE TECHNOLOGY
CHAPTER 16 SURROUND RECORDING CASE STUDIES
CHAPTER 17 A SURVEY OF MICROPHONES IN BROADCAST AND COMMUNICATIONS
CHAPTER 18 FUNDAMENTALS OF SPEECH AND MUSIC REINFORCEMENT
CHAPTER 19 OVERVIEW OF MICROPHONE ARRAYS AND ADAPTIVE SYSTEMS
CHAPTER 20 CARE AND MAINTENANCE OF MICROPHONES
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