Master Handbook of Acoustics

Master Handbook of Acoustics

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by F. Alton Everest, Ken Pohlmann
     
 

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With two complete chapters on acoustical software solutions, a full chapter on acoustical measurements and calculations, and added guidance on small recording and voice-over studios ... 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

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With two complete chapters on acoustical software solutions, a full chapter on acoustical measurements and calculations, and added guidance on small recording and voice-over studios ... 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.

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 noise
  • Control distortion in the air medium itself.

Includes contributions from Geoff Goacher, Acoustical Research Associates, and Peter D'Antonio, President & CEO, RPG Diffusor Systems.

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Intended for hobbyists, electronics enthusiasts, and audiophiles, this volume explains the principles of acoustics using minimal mathematical derivations and clear explanations of a sometimes difficult technical subject. The author, considered an authority on acoustics, includes updated coverage of sound distortion, a program for acoustic measurements for the home computer, and ideas and techniques for improving home audio projects. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071603331
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date:
05/31/2009
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
544
File size:
19 MB
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Meet the Author

F. Alton Everest was a leading acoustics consultant. He was co-founder and director of the Science Film Production division of the Moody Institute of Science, and was also section chief of the Subsea Sound Research section of the University of California.

Ken C. Pohlmann is well known as an audio educator, consultant, and author. He is professor emeritus at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, consultant for many audio manufacturers and car makers, and author of numerous articles and books including Principles of Digital Audio.

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Master Handbook of Acoustics 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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This book is a must. I am a teacher at Universidad Nacional de Ingenieria, and this book is one of the texts I use. I recommend it everywhere. It is easy to understand and comprehensive for all levels. I mean, it is useful for the beginners and also for graduate students. Maybe it needs a spanish translation. It is unfair that for most of my students the book is hard to read because of the language.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Is flown in in a copter
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sorry fourth res