Audio Anecdotes III: Tools, Tips, and Techniques for Digital Audio

Audio Anecdotes III: Tools, Tips, and Techniques for Digital Audio


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781568812151
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 11/30/2007
Edition description: 3RD
Pages: 504
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Sound Pressure Levels: "Mine Goes to 11!"3
Understanding the Decibel13
Sound Propagation19
Controlling the Perceptual Organization of Sound35
Perceivable Auditory Latencies65
Introduction to the Theory of Signal Detection93
Understanding Microphones115
How to Make Great Voice Recordings129
Instrument (and Vocal) Recording Tips and Tricks147
Retro Game Sound: What We Can Learn from 1980s Era Synthesis161
Introduction to Physical Modeling179
Timbre Trees: Integrating Sounds and Images199
5Signal Processing215
Auditory Masking in Audio Compression217
Rate Conversion237
A Framework for Software Modem Experimentation259
6Computer Techniques279
Simple Interfaces: Small (Hello) World281
Ramp Test: Quantifying Audio Performance295
Audio File Formats: A Formal Description-Based Approach313
7Computer Tools339
Octave and Gnuplot: An Audio Detective's Best Friends341
PABLIO: A Simple Audio I/O Library351
PortAudio: An API for Portable Real-Time Audio361
Using FLAVOR for (Media) Bitstream Representation369
8Human Experience401
Designing a Movie for Sound403
Listening to Nature: Hearing is More Than Meets the Eye415
Understanding Hearing Losses and Hearing Gains433

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" "Students and practitioners in digital sound production are the intended audience of this last of three volumes, which comprises 26 essays by sound professionals detailing topics in history and practice in the field." -SciTech Book News, March 2008

"AUDIO ANECDOTES III provides articles important for sound producers, game developers, musicians and a range of technical audio producers." -The Midwest Book Review, March 2008

book cannot be recommended highly enough. It is necessary reading, not only for audio specialists or students, but for anyone with interest in how modern audio technology works and how it is perceived. In fact, all three volumes of this series should be considered an indivisible body of knowledge, an open gate to modern audio marvels." -Analog Devices, Inc, April 2008"

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