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Audio engineer's reference book

Author: Michael Talbot-Smith
Publisher: Oxford ; Boston : Focal Press, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text covers a range of audio topics at first year degree standard, but capable of being understood by readers of slightly lower academic attainment. It aims to give authoritative accounts and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
Handbooks, manuals, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Talbot-Smith
ISBN: 0750603860 9780750603867
OCLC Number: 29909617
Description: 1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Preface to first edition --
Preface to second edition --
List of contributors --
1. Basic Principles --
1.1. Mathematics, formulae and equations --
1.2. Units used in audio engineering --
1.3. The physics of sound waves --
1.4. The hearing process --
1.5. Perceptual audio coding --
1.6. Noise measurement --
1.7. Electromechanical analogies --
1.8. Introduction to digital audio --
2. Acoustics and acoustic devices --
2.1. Room acoustics --
2.2. Sound isolation and noise control --
2.3. Microphones --
2.4. Loudspeakers and headphones --
2.5. Stereo --
2.6. Microphones for stereo --
2.7. Analogue sound mixing equipment --
2.8. Power amplifiers, control units and preamplifiers --
2.9. Limiters and compressors --
3. Recording and reproduction --
3.1. Analogue tape recording --
3.2. Noise reduction systems --
3.3. Compact disc --
3.4. Digital audio tape --
3.5. Audio editing --
3.6. Audio measurements and test equipment --
4. Digital equipment --
4.1. Artificial reverberation devices --
4.2. Digital mixing and filtering --
4.3. MIDI --
5. Studios and their facilities --
5.1. Radio studio facilities --
5.2. Facilities required in recording studios --
5.3. Facilities required in television sound control rooms --
5.4. Studio installations for local radio --
5.5. Outside broadcast and mobile equipment and operations --
5.6. The tapeless studio --
5.7. Studio air-conditioning systems --
6. Distribution of audio signals --
6.1. Telephony --
6.2. Telephony transmission systems --
6.3. Radio propagation --
6.4. Transmission developments: NICAM and RDS --
6.5. Digital audio interfacing, synchronization and networks --
7. Miscellaneous topics --
7.1. Ultrasonics --
7.2. International standards for sound systems and equipment --
7.3. Digital time signals --
7.4. Health and safety --
7.5. Portable appliance testing --
Index.
Responsibility: edited by Michael Talbot-Smith.

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