Acoustics and Psychoacoustics / Edition 4 available in Paperback
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- Taylor & Francis
The acoustics of a space can have a real impact on the sounds you create and capture. Acoustics and Psychoacoustics gives you an essential grounding and understanding to how real music sounds behave in different spaces whether during a performance or a recording and how they are perceived by performers and listeners.
With their clear and simple style Howard and Angus walk you through the theory- the science of sound engineering and music production, the acoustics of musical instruments, how we hear musical sounds, and the practical- how to apply it to music spaces to create professional sound. Real-world examples and audio clips to work with are provided, providing practical materials to work with.
The new edition uncovers the acoustic application for today's recording industry. The accompanying CD provides audio examples to help readers gain a clear understanding of the many concepts discussed in the book
The website is packed with audio clips, questions and answers, a calculation facility as well as links and resources.
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.10(d)|
About the Author
David M. Howard is the Founding Head of a new Department of Electronics at Royal Holloway, University of London. David’s research interests include the analysis and synthesis of singing, speech, and music, the use of computers and apps for real-time singing training and tuning in a cappella singing. David has been involved in forensic audio casework and appears regularly on radio and TV, including as a presenter for Voice and Castrato for BBC4-TV.
Jamie A.S. Angus is Professor of Audio Technology in the School of Computing, Science, and Engineering at the University of Salford. She was one of the originators of the UK’s first university-level music technology course at the University of York in 1986. She both teaches and researches in room and speech acoustics, diffuser design, GPGPU in acoustic simulation, and audio signal processing and coding. She invented the modulated and absorption diffuser structures and was awarded an AES Fellowship Prize and the IOA Peter Barnett Memorial Prize in 2004.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction to Sound
Chapter 2: Introduction to Hearing
Chapter 3: Notes and Harmony
Chapter 4: Acoustic Model for Musical Instruments
Chapter 5: Hearing Timbre and Deceiving the Ear
Chapter 6: Hearing Music in Different Environments
Chapter 7: Applications: Acoustics and Psychoacoustics Combined
Appendix 1: The Fourier Transform
Appendix 2: Solving the ERB Equation
Appendix 3: Converting between Frequency Ratios and Cents
Appendix 4: Deriving the Reverberation Time Equation
Appendix 5: Deriving the Reverberation Time Equation for Different Frequencies and Surfaces
Appendix 6: The Effect of Speaker Sixe on its Polar Pattern
Appendix 7: Track Listing for the Audio Compact Disc