The Acoustic Musician's Guide to Sound Reinforcement and Live Recordings / Edition 1

The Acoustic Musician's Guide to Sound Reinforcement and Live Recordings / Edition 1

by Mike Sokol
     
 

ISBN-10: 0134335090

ISBN-13: 9780134335094

Pub. Date: 07/01/1997

Publisher: Pearson

Learn how to set up and operate a sound system that helps musicians deliver the best possible performances. In this book, Mike Sokol shares more than 25 years of experience in performance, recording and sound reinforcement, presenting never-before-published techniques for delivering the best possible sound in both live performance and recording

Overview

Learn how to set up and operate a sound system that helps musicians deliver the best possible performances. In this book, Mike Sokol shares more than 25 years of experience in performance, recording and sound reinforcement, presenting never-before-published techniques for delivering the best possible sound in both live performance and recording studios. Learn about selection and placement of speakers, amplifiers, microphones, pickups and other critical components. Discover what you need to know about effects, sound processing, monitors and mixing boards. Sokol walks you step-by-step through preparing for a performance, recording performances, even mastering and manufacturing cassettes and CDs for maximum sound quality. This is the book every sound engineer and acoustic musician has been waiting for. This is an essential guide for all sound engineers and acoustic musicians.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780134335094
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
07/01/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: A Philosophy of Sound for Acoustic Acts.

1. Sound Reinforcement Basics.

2. How Microphones Work.

3. Pickups and Direct Instrument Sends.

4. Instrument Amplifiers.

5. Using Microphones and Pickups.

6. Processing and Effects Basics.

7. Sound Reinforcement Amplifiers.

8. Monitoring Systems.

9. Main Speakers.

10. A Wide Dispersion Surround Speaker System.

11. Building a Wide Dispersion Surround Speaker System.

12. Mixing Boards.

13. Setting Up the System for the Show.

14. Recording Performances.

15. How to Survive on the Road.

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