Music, Sound, and Technology

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Since its publication in 1990, the first edition of Music, Sound and Technology has enjoyed wide success and has become a popular text in musical acoustical studies at the university level. Recording engineering expert John Eargle examines musical instruments, ensembles, and performance spaces in light of the latest technological developments in acoustics and sound recording. He masterfully delineates subject matter such as sound generation, the interrelation of musical instruments in performance environments, ...

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Overview

Since its publication in 1990, the first edition of Music, Sound and Technology has enjoyed wide success and has become a popular text in musical acoustical studies at the university level. Recording engineering expert John Eargle examines musical instruments, ensembles, and performance spaces in light of the latest technological developments in acoustics and sound recording. He masterfully delineates subject matter such as sound generation, the interrelation of musical instruments in performance environments, sound recording, psychological acoustics, and the impact of recent technology on music. Eargle's lucid writing and practical approach make the Second Edition a most valuable resource for sound professionals whose success depends on the handling of such everyday, yet crucial, tasks as proper mircophone placement, stage seating, instrumental balance, signal processing, and making adjustments in performance spaces. For recording engineers and other sound professionals, the book is also ideal as a college text in musical or communications studies.

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Covers the whole gamut of sound production, transmission, and reception in nontechnical language and ample illustration. Discusses the physics and mathematics of sound, the physiology and psychology of hearing, music structure, instruments and voice, performance environments, recording and reproduction, music synthesis, and control. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781475759389
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 12/31/2013
  • Edition description: 2nd ed. 1995. Softcover reprint of the original 2nd ed. 1995
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 341
  • Sales rank: 1,337,617
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.74 (d)

Meet the Author

John Eargle has consulted extensively in electroacoustical product development, primarily with JBL Incorporated and other companies in the Harman International group. He also founded his own company, now called JME Consulting Corporation. He has published numerous technical articles, and his books, Handbook of Recording Engineering, The Microphone Handbook, Handbook of Sound System Design, Electroacoustical Reference Data, Music, Sound, and Technology, and The Loudspeaker Handbook, are considered classics in the field. Earlier, Mr. Eargle was awarded the AES Bronze Medal, and in 2001 he received the Grammy Award in the category of Best Classical Engineering for the year 2000. For the year 2001, he received, along with two other engineers, a Scientific and Engineering Award by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for developments in loudspeakers for motion picture application. Mr. Eargle currently holds the position of Senior Director of Product Development and Application for JBL Professional.

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Table of Contents

1 Fundamental Mathematical and Physical Concepts in Acoustics.- 2 Psychological Acoustics.- 3 Scales, Temperament, and Tuning.- 4 Musical Sound Generation and Radiation.- 5 Acoustics of String Instruments.- 6 Acoustics of Woodwind Instruments.- 7 Acoustics of Brass Instruments.- 8 Acoustics of Percussion Instruments.- 9 Acoustics of Keyboard Instruments.- 10 Musical Ensembles.- 11 Music and Speech in Performance Environments.- 12 Principles of Speech and Music Reinforcement.- 13 Principles of Sound Recording.- 14 High-Fidelity Sound in the Home.- 15 Overview of Electronic Musical Instruments.- 16 Active Noise Control and Acoustical Modification.

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