Sound Recording Practice / Edition 4

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The sound recording industry encompasses musicians, acousticians, electronic engineers, and broadcasters. A full understanding of the specialised equipment used to record, transmit, and reproduce speech and music, and of the operational techniques which have been evolved over half a century, can be achieved only in the present type of multiple author handbook. Addressing the user rather than the designer or manufacturer, the specialist authors here assembled explain and describe their own approach to their particular part of the industry. In sum, therefore, their book provides a comprehensive guide to each link in the recording chain which students, practitioners, and new entrants to the world of recording will find stimulating and informative. This fourth edition has been comprehensively updated to take account of the many rapid advances in recording techniques, computer-controlled equipment, new digital recording formats, and the proliferation of consumer audio/video media.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198166085
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 6/28/1996
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 624
  • Lexile: 1410L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.13 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 1.36 (d)

Table of Contents

Editor's preface
1 The programme chain 3
2 Basic electronics and acoustics 13
3 Digital theory 37
4 Studio planning and installation 85
5 Studio acoustics 105
6 Microphones 127
7 Mixing consoles: Analogue 143
8 Digital mixing 176
9 Sound processing 204
10 Loudspeakers and monitoring 230
11 Tape recorders 246
12 Digital recorders 267
13 Mobile recording units 285
14 Maintenance 316
15 The spoken word 331
16 Classical music 346
17 Popular music 360
18 Electronic music 380
19 The role of the producer 396
20 Post-production 409
21 Disc cutting 426
22 Vinyl disc processing 444
23 Tape duplicating 459
24 Compact disc processing 475
25 Radio broadcasting 493
26 Television 510
27 Video 528
28 Film 545
29 Legal rights and sound recordings 566
Appendices 577
Glossary 587
Index 613
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