Acoustics and Psychoacoustics / Edition 3

Acoustics and Psychoacoustics / Edition 3

by David Howard, Jamie Angus
     
 

ISBN-10: 0240519957

ISBN-13: 9780240519951

Pub. Date: 06/06/2006

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The acoustics of a space can have a real impact on the sounds you create and capture. Acoustics and Psychoacoustics, Fifth Edition provides supportive tools and exercises to help you understand how music sounds and behaves in different spaces, whether during a performance or a recording, when planning a control room or listening space, and how it is

Overview

The acoustics of a space can have a real impact on the sounds you create and capture. Acoustics and Psychoacoustics, Fifth Edition provides supportive tools and exercises to help you understand how music sounds and behaves in different spaces, whether during a performance or a recording, when planning a control room or listening space, and how it is perceived by performers, listeners, and recording engineers.

With their clear and simple style, Howard and Angus address both theory and practice by addressing the science of sound engineering and music production, the acoustics of musical instruments, the ways in which we hear musical sounds, the underlying principles of sound processing, and the application of these concepts to music spaces to create professional sound. This new edition is fully revised to reflect new psychoacoustic information related to timbre and temporal perception, including an updated discussion of vocal fold vibration principles, samples of recent acoustic treatments, and a description of variable acoustics in spaces, as well as coverage of the environment’s effect on production listening, sonification, and other topics.

Devoted to the teaching of musical understanding, an accompanying website (www.routledge.com/cw/howard) features various audio clips, tutorial sheets, questions and answers, and trainings that will take your perception of sound to the next level.

This book will help you:

  • Gain a basic grounding in acoustics and psychoacoustics with respect to music audio technology systems
  • Incorporate knowledge of psychoacoustics in future music technology system designs as appropriate
  • Understand how we hear pitch, loudness, and timbre
  • Learn to influence the acoustics of an enclosed space through designed physical modifications

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780240519951
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/06/2006
Series:
Music Technology Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Chapter 1: Introduction to Sound

Chapter 2: Introduction to Hearing

Chapter 3: Notes and Harmony

Chapter 4: Acoustic Model for Musical Instruments

Chapter 5: Hearing Timbre and Deceiving the Ear

Chapter 6: Hearing Music in Different Environments

Chapter 7: Applications: Acoustics and Psychoacoustics Combined

Appendix 1: The Fourier Transform

Appendix 2: Solving the ERB Equation

Appendix 3: Converting between Frequency Ratios and Cents

Appendix 4: Deriving the Reverberation Time Equation

Appendix 5: Deriving the Reverberation Time Equation for Different Frequencies and Surfaces

Appendix 6: The Effect of Speaker Sixe on its Polar Pattern

Appendix 7: Track Listing for the Audio Compact Disc

Index

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