Eargle's The Microphone Book: From Mono to Stereo to Surround - A Guide to Microphone Design and Application / Edition 3

Eargle's The Microphone Book: From Mono to Stereo to Surround - A Guide to Microphone Design and Application / Edition 3

by Ray A. Rayburn
     
 

Eargle's Microphone Book is the only guide you will ever need for the latest in microphone technology, application and technique. This new edition features more on microphone arrays and wireless microphones, new material on digital models; the latest developments in surround; expanded advice on studio set up, recording and mic selection.

Ray A. Rayburn

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Overview

Eargle's Microphone Book is the only guide you will ever need for the latest in microphone technology, application and technique. This new edition features more on microphone arrays and wireless microphones, new material on digital models; the latest developments in surround; expanded advice on studio set up, recording and mic selection.

Ray A. Rayburn provides detailed analysis of the different types of microphones available and addresses their application through practical examples of actual recording sessions and studio operations.

The book takes you into the studio or concert hall to see how performers are positioned and how the best microphone array is determined. Problem areas such as reflections, studio leakage and isolation are analyzed from practical viewpoints. Creative solutions to stereo sound staging, perspective, and balance are covered in detail. Eargle's Microphone Book is an invaluable resource for learning the 'why' as well as the 'how' of choosing and placing a microphone for any situation.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780240820750
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/24/2011
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

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Meet the Author

Ray A. Rayburn, Senior Consultant with K2 Audio LLC. Member of the AES Standards Working Group on Microphones, and Chair of the Standards sub-committee on Interconnections. Recording engineer. Lifetime interest in microphone use, testing, and design.

Table of Contents

A Short History of the Microphone
Basic Sound Transmission and Operational Forces on Microphones
The Pressure Microphone
The Pressure Gradient Microphone
First-Order Directional Microphones
High-Directionality Microphones
Microphone Measurements, Standards, and Specifications
Electrical Considerations and Electronic Interface
Overview of Wireless Microphone Technology; Microphone Accessories
Basic Stereophonic Techniques
Stereo Microphones; Classical Stereo
Recording Techniques and Practice
Studio Recording Techniques
Surround Sound Microphone Technology
Surround Recording Case Studies
A Survey of Microphones in Broadcast and Communications
Fundamentals of Speech and Music Reinforcement
Overview of Microphone Arrays and Adaptive Systems
Care and Maintenance of Microphones
Classic Microphones: The Author's View

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