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Sound Synthesis and Sampling, 2nd Edition

Sound Synthesis and Sampling, 2nd Edition

By: Martin Russ

Publisher: Focal Press

Publication Date: 27-MAY-2004

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Sound Synthesis and Sampling provides a comprehensive introduction to the underlying principles and practical techniques applied to both commercial and research sound synthesizers. This second edition has been rigorously updated throughout and includes a new chapter on performance, examining how synthesizers have become embedded within more sophisticated musical performance instruments. Martin Russ' highly readable and non-mathematical approach makes the subject accessible whatever your level of experience. The book features: · Detailed illustrations to aid your understanding · Topics...

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Sound Engineering Explained, 2nd Edition

Sound Engineering Explained, 2nd Edition

By: Michael Talbot-Smith

Publisher: Focal Press

Publication Date: 17-OCT-2001

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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 principles is essential to...

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Digital Audio Technology, 4th Edition

Digital Audio Technology, 4th Edition

By: Jan Maes; Marc Vercammen

Publisher: Focal Press

Publication Date: 22-AUG-2013

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An expert team from SONY Europe explains the technology behind today's major digital audio consumer products, including the Compact Disc, MiniDisc, Super Audio CD, DVD-Audio, MP3 and Digital Audio Tape. Beginning with a fascinating overview of the history of audio technology, this fourth edition addresses the principles and technologies which underpin the various formats currently available. Considerable technical detail is provided, with extensive use of illustrations to enhance understanding. Audio engineers, students and hi-fi enthusiasts who want to gain an understanding of the...

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Audio for Single Camera Operation

Audio for Single Camera Operation

By: Tony Grant

Publisher: Focal Press

Publication Date: 16-DEC-2002

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In the last decade a greater demand has been placed on cameramen to record sound as well as pictures on location. For anyone wanting to learn about the basics of recording sound, specific to single camera location work this book provides an ideal grounding. It covers the equipment a single operator would use, methods and examples of how to learn sound techniques and ways of successfully working alone. While it offers an account of audio theory, including post-production it also explains the essential audio technology basics. Covering typical techniques including live broadcasting, it...

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Recording Spaces

Recording Spaces

By: Philip Newell

Publisher: Focal Press

Publication Date: 15-JAN-1998

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Recording Spaces deals with the acoustics of rooms intended for musical performance of many styles. It discusses these spaces in terms of isolation, internal acoustics, possible techniques of use, and the way that these spaces will interact with the musicians, their instruments, and the microphones. It deals with the concepts of sound isolation, examines some of the principal processes at work, and provides drawings and descriptions of actual rooms and techniques. The book describes how the isolation requirements have their effect on the internal acoustics of the rooms, and how the room...

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Spatial Audio

Spatial Audio

By: Francis Rumsey

Publisher: Focal Press

Publication Date: 13-JUN-2001

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Explores the principles and practical considerations of spatial sound recording and reproduction. Particular emphasis is given to the increasing importance of multichannel surround sound and 3D audio, including binaural approaches, without ignoring conventional stereo. The enhancement of spatial quality is arguably the only remaining hurdle to be overcome in pursuit of high quality sound reproduction. The rise of increasingly sophisticated spatial sound systems presents an enormous challenge to audio engineers, many of whom are confused by the possibilities and unfamiliar with...

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Audio Engineer's Reference Book, 2nd Edition

Audio Engineer's Reference Book, 2nd Edition

By: Michael Talbot-Smith

Publisher: Focal Press

Publication Date: 12-NOV-2012

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The Audio Engineer's Reference Book is an authoritative volume on all aspects of audio engineering and technology including basic mathematics and formulae, acoustics and psychoacoustics, microphones, loudspeakers and studio installations. The content is concise and accurate, providing quick and easy access to everything you will need to know, from basic formulae to practical explanations and operational detail. Compiled by an international team of experts, this second edition has been updated to keep abreast of fast-moving areas such as digital audio and transmission technology. Much...

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From Demo to Delivery

From Demo to Delivery

By: Russ Hepworth-Sawyer

Publisher: Focal Press

Publication Date: 03-OCT-2008

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From Demo to Delivery: The Process of Production discusses each stage of the typical music production process from start to finish. Beginning with the creation and development of the composition and song production, the book then traces the process from the recording, mixing and mastering stages through to marketing and distribution. This book is a must read for anyone who wants to learn the pro techniques involved in creating music from start to finish. Packed with essential information, including signposts to other sources of information at the end of each chapter, From Demo to Delivery...

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The Mobile DJ Handbook, 2nd Edition

The Mobile DJ Handbook, 2nd Edition

By: Stacy Zemon

Publisher: Focal Press

Publication Date: 24-JUL-2013

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The Mobile DJ Handbook, Second Edition continues to be an excellent guide for novice and experienced DJs looking to build a successful career as the owner-operator of a mobile disc jockey service. Complete with practical tips, expert advice, and creative strategies, this book serves as the perfect guide on how to market and sell your services as well as develop and expand your business. This book contains information on becoming a professional, securing bookings, buying equipment and music, and running party dances, contests, and games. Included within the text are sample contracts,...

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Audio Power Amplifier Design Handbook, 6th Edition

Audio Power Amplifier Design Handbook, 6th Edition

By: Douglas Self

Publisher: Focal Press

Publication Date: 04-JUL-2013

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This book is essential for audio power amplifier designers and engineers for one simple reason...it enables you as a professional to develop reliable, high-performance circuits. The Author Douglas Self covers the major issues of distortion and linearity, power supplies, overload, DC-protection and reactive loading. He also tackles unusual forms of compensation and distortion produced by capacitors and fuses. This completely updated fifth edition includes four NEW chapters including one on The XD Principle, invented by the author, and used by Cambridge Audio. Crosstalk, power amplifier...

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The Art of Sound Reproduction

The Art of Sound Reproduction

By: John Watkinson

Publisher: Focal Press

Publication Date: 12-NOV-2012

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Designed to make life a little easier by providing all the theoretical background necessary to understand sound reproduction, backed up with practical examples. Specialist terms - both musical and physical - are defined as they occur and plain English is used throughout. Analog and digital audio are considered as alternatives, and the advantages of both are stressed. Audio is only as good as the transducers employed, and consequently microphone and loudspeaker technology also feature heavily - making this the most comprehensive, up-to-date text currently available on all aspects of...

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Basic Live Sound Reinforcement

Basic Live Sound Reinforcement

By: Raven Biederman; Penny Pattison

Publisher: Focal Press

Publication Date: 18-JUL-2013

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Access and interpret manufacturer spec information, find shortcuts for plotting measure and test equations, and learn how to begin your journey towards becoming a live sound professional. Land and perform your first live sound gigs with this guide that gives you just the right amount of information. Don't get bogged down in details intended for complex and expensive equipment and Madison Square Garden-sized venues. Basic Live Sound Reinforcement is a handbook for audio engineers and live sound enthusiasts performing in small venues from one-mike coffee shops to clubs. With their combined...

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Audio Engineering 101

Audio Engineering 101

By: Tim Dittmar

Publisher: Focal Press

Publication Date: 11-FEB-2013

Insert Date: 18-JUL-2013

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Audio Engineering 101 is a real world guide for starting out in the recording industry. If you have the dream, the ideas, the music and the creativity but don't know where to start, then this book is for you! Filled with practical advice on how to navigate the recording world, from an author with first-hand, real-life experience, Audio Engineering 101 will help you succeed in the exciting, but tough and confusing, music industry. Covering all you need to know about the recording process, from the characteristics of sound to a guide to microphones to analog versus digital...

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Introduction to Audiovisual Archives

Introduction to Audiovisual Archives

By: Peter Stockinger

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 17-JAN-2012

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Today, audiovisual archives and libraries have become very popular especially in the field of collecting, preserving and transmitting cultural heritage. However, the data from these archives or libraries - videos, images, sound tracks, etc. - constitute as such only potential cognitive resources for a given public (or "target community"). They have to undergo more or less significant qualitative transformations in order to become user- or community-relevant intellectual goods. These qualitative transformations are performed through a series of concrete operations such as: audiovisual...

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Sound System Engineering 4e, 4th Edition

Sound System Engineering 4e, 4th Edition

By: Don Davis; Eugene Patronis; Pat Brown

Publisher: Focal Press

Publication Date: 26-JUN-2013

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Long considered the only book an audio engineer needs on their shelf, Sound System Engineering provides an accurate, complete and concise tool for all those involved in sound system engineering. Fully updated on the design, implementation and testing of sound reinforcement systems this great reference is a necessary addition to any audio engineering library. Packed with revised material, numerous illustrations and useful appendices, this is a concentrated capsule of knowledge and industry standard that runs the complete range of sound system design from the simplest all-analog paging...

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Mixing a Musical

Mixing a Musical

By: Shannon Slaton

Publisher: Focal Press

Publication Date: 12-NOV-2012

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When mixing a live show, for the first time or hundredth time, there are countless things running through your mind, foremost- this is live and you have to get it right! Whether you are working on Broadway, in a regional theatre or on the school production, having an understanding of the equipment, set up, and how sound behaves is crucial to the success of your show's performance. In this guide to live sound mixing for theatre, Shannon Slaton shares his expert knowledge and proven, effective techniques acquired from years of experience working on Broadway shows. Written in a clear...

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The Game Audio Tutorial

The Game Audio Tutorial

By: Richard Stevens; Dave Raybould

Publisher: Focal Press

Publication Date: 02-MAY-2013

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Design and implement video game sound from beginning to end with this hands-on course in game audio. Music and sound effects speak to players on a deep level, and this book will show you how to design and implement powerful, interactive sound that measurably improves gameplay. If you are a sound designer or composer and want to do more than just create audio elements and hand them over to someone else for insertion into the game, this book is for you. You'll understand the game development process and implement vital audio experiences-not just create music loops or one-off sound effects....

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Desktop Audio Technology

Desktop Audio Technology

By: Francis Rumsey

Publisher: Focal Press

Publication Date: 20-OCT-2003

Insert Date: 15-JUL-2013

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In this thorough introduction to the technology behind audio workstations, Dr Francis Rumsey explains not only how digital audio works but also how to make best use of its capabilities. A combined revision of his two successful titles, MIDI Systems and Control and The Audio Workstation Handbook, this new book covers recent developments such as surround sound formats, direct stream digital, new audio project formats, new interfaces and alternatives to MIDI. Desktop Audio Technology begins by setting out principles of digital audio and how these are applied in recording, replay and editing...

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Audio Engineer's Reference Book, 2nd Edition

Audio Engineer's Reference Book, 2nd Edition

By: Michael Talbot-Smith

Publisher: Focal Press

Publication Date: 13-JUL-2001

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An authoritative reference on all aspects of audio engineering and technology including basic mathematics and formulae, acoustics and psychoacoustics, microphones, loudspeakers and studio installations. Compiled by an international team of experts, the second edition was updated to keep abreast of fast-moving areas such as digital audio and transmission technology. Much of the material has been revised, updated and expanded to cover the very latest techniques. This is a new paperback version. ...

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Introduction to SNG and ENG Microwave

Introduction to SNG and ENG Microwave

By: Jonathan Higgins

Publisher: Focal Press

Publication Date: 31-JUL-2013

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An excellent primer on the subject, this book gives beginning professionals in satellite newsgathering an introduction to the technologies and processes involved. It will also suit journalists, editors and producers needing to understand this important element of the newsgathering chain. Written for the complete beginner, the book shows how typical transmission chains work and their communication with the studio. It also offers a brief introduction to analogue and digital theory before going onto to explain Electronic Newsgathering (ENG) systems: from basic principles: transmission and...