Handbook for Sound Engineers

Handbook for Sound Engineers

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Handbook for Sound Engineers is the most comprehensive reference available for audio engineers, and is a must read for all who work in audio.





With contributions from many of the top professionals in the field, including Glen Ballou on interpretation systems, intercoms, assistive listening, and fundamentals and units of measurement, David Miles Huber on MIDI, Bill Whitlock on audio transformers and preamplifiers, Steve Dove on consoles, DAWs, and computers, Pat Brown on fundamentals, gain structures, and test and measurement, Ray Rayburn on virtual systems, digital interfacing, and preamplifiers, Ken Pohlmann on compact discs, and Dr. Wolfgang Ahnert on computer-aided sound system design and room-acoustical fundamentals for auditoriums and concert halls, the Handbook for Sound Engineers is a must for serious audio and acoustic engineers.





The fifth edition has been updated to reflect changes in the industry, including added emphasis on increasingly prevalent technologies such as software-based recording systems, digital recording using MP3, WAV files, and mobile devices. New chapters, such as Ken Pohlmann's Subjective Methods for Evaluating Sound Quality, S. Benjamin Kanters's Hearing Physiology-Disorders-Conservation, Steve Barbar's Surround Sound for Cinema, Doug Jones's Worship Styles in the Christian Church, sit aside completely revamped staples like Ron Baker and Jack Wrightson's Stadiums and Outdoor Venues, Pat Brown's Sound System Design, Bob Cordell's Amplifier Design, Hardy Martin's Voice Evacuation/Mass Notification Systems, and Tom Danley and Doug Jones's Loudspeakers. This edition has been honed to bring you the most up-to-date information in the many aspects of audio engineering.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 1784 pages
  • 196 x 240 x 70mm | 2,539.96g
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • 5th New edition
  • Approx. 1500 illustrations
  • 041584293X
  • 9780415842938
  • 581,160

Table of contents

Preface


Trademark Acknowledgments


Contributors





Part 1-Introduction to Acoustics





Chapter 1-Audio and Acoustic DNA-Past and Present


Don and Carolyn Davis


Chapter 2-Subjective Methods for Evaluating Sound Quality


Ken Pohlmann


Chapter 3-Psychoacoustics


Peter Xinya Zhang


Chapter 4-Hearing Physiology-Disorders-Conservation


S. Benjamin Kanters


Chapter 5-Fundamentals of Audio and Acoustics


Pat Brown





Part 2-Acoustics





Chapter 6-Small Room Acoustics


Doug Jones


Chapter 7-Acoustical Noise Control


Doug Jones


Chapter 8-Acoustical Treatment for Indoor Areas


Jeff Szymanski


Chapter 9-Room-acoustical Fundamentals for Auditoriums and Concert Halls


Dr. Wolfgang Ahnert and Hans-Peter Tennhardt


Chapter 10-Worship Styles in the Christian Church


Doug Jones


Chapter 11-Stadiums and Outdoor Venues


Ron Baker and Jack Wrightson


Chapter 12-Surround Sound for Cinema


Steve Barbar


Chapter 13-Acoustical Modeling and Auralization


Dominique J. Cheenne





Part 3-Electronic Components





Chapter 14-Resistors, Capacitors, and Inductors


Glen Ballou


Chapter 15-Audio Transformers


Bill Whitlock


Chapter 16-Tubes, Discrete Solid State Devices, and Integrated Circuits


Glen Ballou, Leslie B. Tyler, and Wayne Kirkwood


Chapter 17-Heatsinks and Relays


Glen Ballou and Henry Villaume


Chapter 18-Transmission Techniques: Wire and Cable


Steve Lampen and Glen Ballou


Chapter 19-Transmission Techniques: Fiber Optics


Ron Ajemian





Part 4-Electroacoustic Devices





Chapter 20-Microphones


Glen Ballou and Joe Ciaudelli


Chapter 21-Loudspeakers


Tom Danley and Doug Jones


Chapter 22-Loudspeaker Cluster Design


Ralph Heinz





Part 5-Electronic Audio Circuits and Equipment





Chapter 23-Power Supplies


Glen Ballou


Chapter 24-Amplifier Design


Bob Cordell


Chapter 25-Preamplifiers and Mixers


Ray Rayburn and Bill Whitlock


Chapter 26-Attenuators


Glen Ballou


Chapter 27-Filters and Equalizers


Steve McManus


Chapter 28-Delay


Steve McManus


Chapter 29-Consoles, DAWs, and Computers


Steve Dove


Chapter 30-Audio Meters and Devices


Glen Ballou





Part 6-Recording and Playback





Chapter 31-Analog Disc Playback


George Alexandrovich and Glen Ballou


Chapter 32-Magnetic Recording and Playback


Doug Jones


Chapter 33-MIDI


David Mules Huber


Chapter 34-Optical Disc Formats for Audio Reproduction and Recording


Ken Pohlmann





Part 7-Design Applications





Chapter 35-DSP Technology


Dr. Craig Richardson


Chapter 36-Grounding and Interfacing


Bill Whitlock


Chapter 37-System Gain Structure


Pat Brown


Chapter 38-Sound System Design


Pat Brown


Chapter 39-Computer Aided Sound System Design


Dr. Wolfgang Ahnert and Stefan Feistel


Chapter 40-Designing for Speech Intelligibility


Peter Mapp


Chapter 41-Virtual Systems


Ray Rayburn


Chapter 42-Digital Audio Interfacing and Networking


Ray Rayburn


Chapter 43-Personal Monitor Systems


Gino Sigismondi


Chapter 44-Message Repeaters, Museum and Tour Group Systems, Voice Evacuation/Mass Notification Systems


Glen Ballou and Hardy Martin


Chapter 45-Interpretation Systems


Glen Ballou


Chapter 46-Assistive Listening Systems


Glen Ballou


Chapter 47-Intercoms


Glen Ballou


Chapter 48-The Fundamentals of Display Technologies


Alan C. Brawn





Part 8-Measurements





Chapter 49-Test and Measurement


Pat Brown


Chapter 50-Fundamental and Units of Measurement


Glen Ballou





Index
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About Glen Ballou

Glen Ballou is a graduate of General Motors Institute, now Kettering University, with a bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering and a minor in Electrical Engineering. He has been a Syn-Aud-Con representative, has served as governor, convention chairman, papers chairman, and facilities chairman of the Audio Engineering Society (AES), and has been a member for the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE). He has been a contributor to S&VC, Sound and Communications, and Church Production magazine on a variety of subjects. Glen also wrote the chapter on capacitors and inductors for the CRC Press publication The Electrical Engineering Handbook. Glen is owner of Innovative Communications, a company that specializes in room acoustics and sound system design.
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