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Sound and recording [electronic resource] / Francis Rumsey and Tim McCormick.

Author/Creator:
Rumsey, Francis.
Edition:
6th ed.
Publication:
Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier/Focal, 2009.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (653 p.)
Subjects:
Sound -- Recording and reproducing.
Electrical engineering.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
System Details:
text file
Summary:
This best-selling book introduces you to the principles of sound, perception, audio technology and systems. Whilst offering vital reading for audio students and trainee engineers, this guide is ideal for anyone concerned with audio, sound and recording, beginners and professionals alike. This new edition is bang up to date, with a new chapter on sound quality, expanded information on sequecing, rewire and digital audio synchonisation, pitch correction and blue ray disk.
Contents:
Cover; Sound and Recording; Copyright; Contents; Fact File Directory; Preface to the Second Edition; Preface to the Third Edition; Preface to the Fourth Edition; Preface to the Fifth Edition; Preface to the Sixth Edition; CHAPTER 1 What is Sound?; A VIBRATING SOURCE; CHARACTERISTICS OF A SOUND WAVE; HOW SOUND TRAVELS IN AIR; SIMPLE AND COMPLEX SOUNDS; FREQUENCY SPECTRA OF REPETITIVE SOUNDS; FREQUENCY SPECTRA OF NON-REPETITIVE SOUNDS; PHASE; SOUND IN ELECTRICAL FORM; DISPLAYING THE CHARACTERISTICS OF A SOUND WAVE; THE DECIBEL; SOUND POWER AND SOUND PRESSURE; FREE AND REVERBERANT FIELDS
STANDING WAVESRECOMMENDED FURTHER READING; CHAPTER 2 Auditory Perception; THE HEARING MECHANISM; FREQUENCY PERCEPTION; LOUDNESS PERCEPTION; PRACTICAL IMPLICATIONS OF EQUAL-LOUDNESS CONTOURS; SPATIAL PERCEPTION; RECOMMENDED FURTHER READING; RECOMMENDED LISTENING; CHAPTER 3 Microphones; THE MOVING-COIL OR DYNAMIC MICROPHONE; THE RIBBON MICROPHONE; THE CAPACITOR OR CONDENSER MICROPHONE; DIRECTIONAL RESPONSES AND POLAR DIAGRAMS; SPECIALIZED MICROPHONE TYPES; SWITCHABLE POLAR PATTERNS; STEREO MICROPHONES; MICROPHONE PERFORMANCE; MICROPHONE POWERING OPTIONS; RADIO MICROPHONES
RECOMMENDED FURTHER READINGCHAPTER 4 Loudspeakers; THE MOVING-COIL LOUDSPEAKER; OTHER LOUDSPEAKER TYPES; MOUNTING AND LOADING DRIVE UNITS; COMPLETE LOUDSPEAKER SYSTEMS; ACTIVE LOUDSPEAKERS; SUBWOOFERS; LOUDSPEAKER PERFORMANCE; SETTING UP LOUDSPEAKERS; THIELE - SMALL PARAMETERS AND ENCLOSURE VOLUME CALCULATIONS; DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSING IN LOUDSPEAKERS; RECOMMENDED FURTHER READING; CHAPTER 5 Mixers; A SIMPLE SIX-CHANNEL ANALOG MIXER; A MULTITRACK MIXER; CHANNEL GROUPING; AN OVERVIEW OF TYPICAL MIXER FACILITIES; EQ EXPLAINED; STEREO LINE INPUT MODULES; DEDICATED MONITOR MIXER
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONSMETERING SYSTEMS; AUTOMATION; DIGITAL MIXERS; MIXERS WITH INTEGRATED CONTROL OF DIGITAL WORKSTATIONS; INTRODUCTION TO MIXING APPROACHES; BASIC OPERATIONAL TECHNIQUES; RECOMMENDED FURTHER READING; CHAPTER 6 Analog Recording; A SHORT HISTORY OF ANALOG RECORDING; MAGNETIC TAPE; THE MAGNETIC RECORDING PROCESS; THE TAPE RECORDER; MAGNETIC RECORDING LEVELS; WHAT ARE TEST TAPES FOR?; TAPE MACHINE ALIGNMENT; MECHANICAL TRANSPORT FUNCTIONS; THE COMPACT CASSETTE; RECOMMENDED FURTHER READING; CHAPTER 7 Noise Reduction; WHY IS NOISE REDUCTION REQUIRED?; METHODS OF REDUCING NOISE
LINE-UP OF NOISE REDUCTION SYSTEMSSINGLE-ENDED NOISE REDUCTION; RECOMMENDED FURTHER READING; CHAPTER 8 Digital Audio Principles; DIGITAL AND ANALOG RECORDING CONTRASTED; BINARY FOR BEGINNERS; THE DIGITAL AUDIO SIGNAL CHAIN; ANALOG-TO-DIGITAL CONVERSION; D/A CONVERSION; DIRECT STREAM DIGITAL (DSD); CHANGING THE RESOLUTION OF AN AUDIO SIGNAL (REQUANTIZATION); INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSING; PITCH SHIFTING AND TIME STRETCHING; AUDIO DATA REDUCTION; RECOMMENDED FURTHER READING; CHAPTER 9 Digital Recording, Editing andMastering Systems; DIGITAL TAPE RECORDING; MASS STORAGE-BASED SYSTEMS
AUDIO PROCESSING FOR COMPUTER WORKSTATIONS
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
McCormick, Tim, 1954-
ISBN:
1-136-12174-9
1-282-29020-7
9786612290206
0-08-095396-4
OCLC:
500579275
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