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The Resource Sound engineering explained, Michael Talbot-Smith

Sound engineering explained, Michael Talbot-Smith

Label
Sound engineering explained
Title
Sound engineering explained
Statement of responsibility
Michael Talbot-Smith
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This straightforward introduction to audio techniques guides the beginner through principles such as sound waves and basic acoustics and offers practical advice for using recording and reproduction equipment. Previously known as Audio Explained, this latest edition includes new material on: reverberation and its use in recording; principles of digital mixing; digital recording; including MiniDisc and MP3; digital artificial reverberation. Designed with the student in mind, information is organised according to level of difficulty. An understanding of the basic prin
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Talbot-Smith, Michael
Dewey number
621.389/3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TK7881.4
LC item number
.T346 2002eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Sound
  • Acoustical engineering
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
  • Acoustical engineering
  • Sound
  • Geluid
  • Geluidsapparatuur
  • Akoestiek
Label
Sound engineering explained, Michael Talbot-Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"First published as Audio Explained, 1997"--Title page verso
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-190) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover -- Contents -- Preface -- Acknowledgements -- About this book -- Chapter 1. Sound waves -- Part 1 -- What are sound waves? -- Frequency -- Wavelength -- Amplitude -- The velocity of sound waves -- Velocity, frequency and wavelength -- Sound waves and obstacles -- The bending of sound waves (diffraction) -- Units used in sound -- Sound intensity and the effect of distance -- Decibels -- Part 2 -- The velocity of sound waves -- Units -- Decibels -- Chapter 2. Hearing and the nature of sound -- Part 1 -- The response of the ear -- Loudness. The dB(A) -- Musical pitch -- Musical quality ('timbre') -- The brain's perception of sound -- Part 2 -- Pitch -- Frequency ranges in music -- 'False bass' -- Chapter 3. Basic acoustics -- Part 1 -- Sound isolation -- Internal acoustics -- Part 2 -- Sound isolation -- Sound absorption -- Chapter 4. Microphones -- Part 1 -- Microphone transducers -- Polar responses -- 'Boundary' microphones -- Personal microphones -- Radio microphones ('wireless microphones') -- Part 2 -- Electrostatic microphones -- Production of the different polar responses -- Sensitivities of microphones -- Phantom power -- Balanced wiring -- Radio microphone data -- Chapter 5. Using microphones -- Objectives and problems in recording -- Specific applications of microphones -- Chapter 6. Monitoring -- Part 1 -- Technical monitoring -- Aural monitoring -- Listening tests -- Part 2 -- Reference voltages in audio signals -- PPMs and VU meter readings -- Helmholtz resonators -- Loudspeaker power -- Loudspeaker cables -- Professional and domestic standards -- Chapter 7. Stereo -- Part 1 -- How stereo works -- Methods of producing inter-channel differences -- Terminology -- Stereo listening -- Stereo loudspeaker matching -- Phase -- Part 2 -- Microphone techniques for stereo -- Headphones for stereo monitoring -- Chapter 8. Sound mixers -- Part 1 -- Terminology -- The basic channel -- Important features of any mixer -- Output stage -- Part 2 -- Inputs and connections -- Equalization -- Public Address and Foldback (PA and FB) -- Talkback -- Chapter 9. Controlling levels -- Manual control of levels -- Electronic level control -- Noise gates -- Chapter 10. Digital audio -- Part 1 -- Historical -- Basic principles -- Other applications of digital audio -- MIDI -- Data compression -- Additional terminology -- Part 2 -- Compact discs -- Error correction -- Cleaning CDs -- Cost of CD players -- NICAM -- A little more about error correction -- Chapter 11. Recording -- Part 1 -- Recording devices and systems -- Analogue recording -- The fundamentals of magnetic recording -- Cassette quality -- Noise reduction -- Head and tape cleanliness -- Digital recording -- DAT -- MiniDisc -- Solid state recording -- MP3 -- Part 2
Control code
166267847
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 198 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781429483285
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
cl0500000296
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)166267847
Label
Sound engineering explained, Michael Talbot-Smith
Publication
Note
"First published as Audio Explained, 1997"--Title page verso
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-190) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover -- Contents -- Preface -- Acknowledgements -- About this book -- Chapter 1. Sound waves -- Part 1 -- What are sound waves? -- Frequency -- Wavelength -- Amplitude -- The velocity of sound waves -- Velocity, frequency and wavelength -- Sound waves and obstacles -- The bending of sound waves (diffraction) -- Units used in sound -- Sound intensity and the effect of distance -- Decibels -- Part 2 -- The velocity of sound waves -- Units -- Decibels -- Chapter 2. Hearing and the nature of sound -- Part 1 -- The response of the ear -- Loudness. The dB(A) -- Musical pitch -- Musical quality ('timbre') -- The brain's perception of sound -- Part 2 -- Pitch -- Frequency ranges in music -- 'False bass' -- Chapter 3. Basic acoustics -- Part 1 -- Sound isolation -- Internal acoustics -- Part 2 -- Sound isolation -- Sound absorption -- Chapter 4. Microphones -- Part 1 -- Microphone transducers -- Polar responses -- 'Boundary' microphones -- Personal microphones -- Radio microphones ('wireless microphones') -- Part 2 -- Electrostatic microphones -- Production of the different polar responses -- Sensitivities of microphones -- Phantom power -- Balanced wiring -- Radio microphone data -- Chapter 5. Using microphones -- Objectives and problems in recording -- Specific applications of microphones -- Chapter 6. Monitoring -- Part 1 -- Technical monitoring -- Aural monitoring -- Listening tests -- Part 2 -- Reference voltages in audio signals -- PPMs and VU meter readings -- Helmholtz resonators -- Loudspeaker power -- Loudspeaker cables -- Professional and domestic standards -- Chapter 7. Stereo -- Part 1 -- How stereo works -- Methods of producing inter-channel differences -- Terminology -- Stereo listening -- Stereo loudspeaker matching -- Phase -- Part 2 -- Microphone techniques for stereo -- Headphones for stereo monitoring -- Chapter 8. Sound mixers -- Part 1 -- Terminology -- The basic channel -- Important features of any mixer -- Output stage -- Part 2 -- Inputs and connections -- Equalization -- Public Address and Foldback (PA and FB) -- Talkback -- Chapter 9. Controlling levels -- Manual control of levels -- Electronic level control -- Noise gates -- Chapter 10. Digital audio -- Part 1 -- Historical -- Basic principles -- Other applications of digital audio -- MIDI -- Data compression -- Additional terminology -- Part 2 -- Compact discs -- Error correction -- Cleaning CDs -- Cost of CD players -- NICAM -- A little more about error correction -- Chapter 11. Recording -- Part 1 -- Recording devices and systems -- Analogue recording -- The fundamentals of magnetic recording -- Cassette quality -- Noise reduction -- Head and tape cleanliness -- Digital recording -- DAT -- MiniDisc -- Solid state recording -- MP3 -- Part 2
Control code
166267847
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 198 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781429483285
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
cl0500000296
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)166267847

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