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Handbook for Sound Engineers is the most comprehensive reference available for audio engineers. It is written by many of the top professionals in the field, including Glen Ballou on interpretation systems, intercoms, assistive listening, and image projection; Ken Pohlmann on compact discs and DVDs; David Miles Huber on MIDI; Dr. Eugene Patronis on amplifier design and outdoor sound systems; Bill Whitlock on audio transformers and preamplifiers; Pat Brown on fundamentals and gain structures; Ray Rayburn on virtual systems and digital interfacing; and Dr. Wolfgang Ahnert on computer-aided sound system design and acoustics for concert halls.

Audience: Sound engineers, specifiers and technicians Audio engineering students.

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Editorial Reviews

Comprehensive desk reference on all aspects of sound recording. Covers fundamentals of sound and acoustics, electronic components, electroacoustic devices, electronic audio circuits and equipment, recording and playback, design applications, and measurements. Incorporates technical innovations such as digital circuitry, integrated circuits, and computer technology, and discusses specific concerns such as voice coloration, sound room design and construction, and audio broadcasting. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780240807584
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 4/28/2005
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 1584
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Glen Ballou has been a Syn-Aud-Con representative, has served as governor and convention chairman of the Audio Engineering Society (AES), and has been a member of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE). He is a regular contributor to S&VC magazine on a variety of subjects, and is the contributing editor of The Contractor's Toolbox.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Fundamentals of audio and acoustics 3
Ch. 2 Psychoacoustics 23
Ch. 3 Acoustical noise control 41
Ch. 4 Acoustical treatment for indoor areas 73
Ch. 5 Small room acoustics 89
Ch. 6 Acoustics for auditoriums and concert halls 109
Ch. 7 Stadiums and outdoor venues 157
Ch. 8 Acoustics for cinemas 167
Ch. 9 Modeling and auralization 179
Ch. 10 Resistors, capacitors, and inductors 205
Ch. 11 Audio transformer basics 231
Ch. 12 Tubes, discrete solid state devices, and integrated circuits 267
Ch. 13 Heatsinks and relays 303
Ch. 14 Transmission techniques - wire and cable 321
Ch. 15 Transmission techniques - fiber optics 353
Ch. 16 Microphones 389
Ch. 17 Loudspeakers 489
Ch. 18 Loudspeaker cluster design 537
Ch. 19 Power supplies 549
Ch. 20 Amplifier design 573
Ch. 21 Preamplifiers and mixers 599
Ch. 22 Attenuators 629
Ch. 23 Filters and equalizers 649
Ch. 24 Delay 673
Ch. 25 Consoles and computers 685
Ch. 26 VU meters and devices 859
Ch. 27 Analog disk playback 875
Ch. 28 Magnetic recording and playback 899
Ch. 29 MIDI 977
Ch. 30 Compact discs, SACD and DVD 1017
Ch. 31 DSP technology 1045
Ch. 32 Grounding and interfacing 1065
Ch. 33 System gain structure 1103
Ch. 34 Sound system design 1115
Ch. 35 Computer aided sound system design 1215
Ch. 36 Designing for speech intelligibility 1247
Ch. 37 In-ear monitoring 1275
Ch. 38 Virtual systems 1293
Ch. 39 Digital audio interfacing and networking 1315
Ch. 40 Message repeaters 1371
Ch. 41 Interpretation systems 1381
Ch. 42 Assistive listening systems 1391
Ch. 43 Intercoms 1405
Ch. 44 Image projection 1419
Ch. 45 Surround sound 1453
Ch. 46 Test and measurement 1463
Ch. 47 Fundamentals and units of measurement 1491
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