Master Handbook of Acoustics / Edition 4

Master Handbook of Acoustics / Edition 4

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by F. Alton Everest
     
 

*2 complete chapters on acoustical software solutions

*Full chapter on acoustical measurements and calculations
*Added guidance on small recording and voice-over studios

No one can touch the Master ...No other book even comes close to legendary acoustical scientist F. Alton Everest's Master Handbook of Acoustics for a friendly, practice-oriented

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*2 complete chapters on acoustical software solutions

*Full chapter on acoustical measurements and calculations
*Added guidance on small recording and voice-over studios

No one can touch the Master ...No other book even comes close to legendary acoustical scientist F. Alton Everest's Master Handbook of Acoustics for a friendly, practice-oriented tour of acoustical principles. This readable yet authoritative guide tenderizes a tough subject so that audio buffs can apply leading-edge acoustical thought and design in their own home recording studios and listening rooms.Keeping his target audience of hobbyists, electronics enthusiasts, and audiophiles always in mind, the author makes the science of sound interesting and understandable. Only someone who understands acoustics as well as Everest – Senior Member of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers, the Acoustical Society of America, and the IEEE — could explain these principles so simply, informally, and with such relevance to home projects.

Short on mathematical derivations and long on easy-reading translations of difficult technical subjects, F. Alton Everest's Master Handbook of Acoustics is a rewarding piece of prose that can help you elevate any audio project to a higher standard. An inexhaustible source of ideas, inspiration, and techniques, it's a classic work that every audiophile wants to own. This book is a true keeper.

TURN SCIENCE INTO ART
For the ultimate in custom sound

For those who love electronics and high-end listening and recording, this book is the key to the kingdom, unlocking the theory that lets you:
*Achieve professional recording results at home
*Customize the perfect listening chamber
*Build an audio/video tech room for state-of-the-art voice-over recording
*Create "quiet air" in your home recording studio
*Modify sound with adjustable acoustics
*Control reverberation, interference, and just plain noiseControl distortion in the air medium itself

WITH CONTRIBUTIONS FROM—Geoff Goacher, Acoustical Research AssociatesPeter D'Antonio, President & CEO, RPG Diffusor Systems

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071360975
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
09/22/2000
Series:
Tab Electronics Series
Edition description:
Subsequent
Pages:
592
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.49(d)

Table of Contents

Epigraph
Introduction
1Fundamentals of sound1
2Sound levels and the decibel19
3The ear and the perception of sound33
4Sound waves in the free field67
5Speech, music, and noise73
6Analog and digital signal processing99
7Reverberation107
8Control of interfering noise137
9Absorption of sound151
10Reflection of Sound193
11Diffraction of sound203
12Refraction of sound215
13Diffusion of sound223
14The Schroeder diffusor241
15Modal resonances in enclosed spaces265
16Reflections in enclosed spaces295
17Comb-filter effects303
18Quiet air for the studio321
19Acoustics of the listening room335
20Acoustics of the small recording studio349
21Acoustics of the control room361
22Acoustics for multitrack recording383
23Audio/video tech room and voice-over recording391
24Adjustable acoustics401
25Acoustical measurements415
Appendix433
Glossary437
Index447

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