Audio Made Easy: (Or How to Be a Sound Engineer Without Really Trying) / Edition 4

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(Book). Now updated to cover digital mixing and signal processing, this established beginners guide to live sound has been the first book for many students and self-taught sound technicians. Ira White presents information in a very accessible, casual, down-to-earth way. This handy manual for musicians, studio engineers and audio pros contains valuable information on using EQ, speaker specifics, mics, and techniques for recording, live recording, club and concert sound, church sound, theatrical sound and much more, without page-filling formulas or mind-boggling abstractions. Includes lots of helpful diagrams, an index, and a CD so you can hear the techniques demonstrated in the book.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781423420149
  • Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
  • Publication date: 4/15/2007
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 104
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction     1
This is Your Brain...This is Audio...This is Your Brain on Audio     1
Sound Psyche     2
The Pride and the Passion     2
The Golden Rule     2
The Broken Rule     3
The Source be with You     4
On the Level     4
Microphones     5
Exploring the Poles     6
Mic Techniques     7
Unplugged     14
The Wonderful World of Wireless     14
A Wireless Overview     15
Troubleshooting     18
Down to the Wire     23
Cables     23
Connectors     25
Basic Plumbing 101     26
Mixers     26
Everything and the Kitchen Sink     26
Input Stage     27
Pre/Post Auxes     28
Equalizers     28
Busses & Groups     30
Downtown     31
Recording Mixers     32
Processor Connections     33
Virual Plumbing 201     35
An Introduction     35
Everything and the Computer Link     36
Input Stage     37
Pre/Post Auxes     38
Equalizers     38
Busses & Groups     40
Downtown     40
Processors     41
I/O Options     41
Digital Tips     44
Mod Pod     47
Cause & Effect     49
Delay     49
Echo     49
Reverb     49
Modulated Effects     50
Pitch Shift     50
Signal Corps     51
To BBE or Not to BBE     51
Aural Enhancers     51
Graphic EQ     51
Compressor/Limiter     53
Noise Gate     53
Digital Signal Processors     54
Tube Processors     54
Power Tools     56
No Pain, No Gain     56
Checks & Balances     57
Connectors & Cables     59
AMP Extras     60
Pumping Paper     61
S.P.L. & R.U.Def     61
Stacking Up     62
Crossing Over     63
Studio Monitors     64
PA Speakers     64
Delay Lines     68
For the Record     69
Recording      69
Recorders     69
Virtual Tracking     73
Audio by Design     74
Recording     74
Live Recording     77
Live Sound     78
Church Sound     80
Theatrical Sound     87
So, Do I Have to Paint You a Picture?     89
Packing Up     91
Index     92
About the Author     93
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