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Audio Explained By Michael Talbot-Smith (Freelance audio consultant and technical writer. Formerly an audio engineer trainer at BBC Wood Norton.)

Summary

An introduction to audio techniques. The book covers the principles of sound waves and basic acoustics and gives practical advice for using recording and reproduction equipment, including the latest digital technology.

Audio Explained Summary

Audio Explained by Michael Talbot-Smith (Freelance audio consultant and technical writer. Formerly an audio engineer trainer at BBC Wood Norton.)

Audio Explained is a simple and straightforward introduction to audio techniques. Starting at the very beginning, it takes the reader through the principles of sound waves and basic acoustics, and on to practical advice for using recording and reproduction equipment - including the very latest digital technology. Written in an easy to understand matter and assuming no previous knowledge, this is a practical handbook for the complete beginner. If you want to make the most of equipment in your home or college, or would like to capture and recreate a particular event, this is the book for you.



Audio Explained is a completely updated edition of Audio Recording and Reproduction. The sections on the latest technologies have been revised and the layout improved to allow even quicker and easier access to practical techniques.

Michael Talbot-Smith is a freelance audio consultant and technical writer. He trained audio engineers at BBC Word Norton for many years, giving him much experience of explaining complex principles to non-technical people. His other books for Focal Press include: Broadcast Sound Technology, Sound Assistance and The Sound Engineer's Pocket Book. He also edited The Audio Engineer's Reference Book.



Audio Explained Reviews

'A simple and easy to follow guide.'
Lighting and Sound International

Table of Contents

Sound waves and their behaviour; Hearing, loudness and musical pitch; Acoustics and how they may be modified; Microphones, how they work and hints about their placing; Keeping a check on the quality of a recording, using meters and loudspeakers; Stereo and how it works; techniques for producing stereo; Simple sound mixing equipment; Audio recording; Digital audio; Music and sound effects; Useful data; Types of plugs and connectors; Safety; Copyright

Additional information

GOR005008641
Audio Explained by Michael Talbot-Smith (Freelance audio consultant and technical writer. Formerly an audio engineer trainer at BBC Wood Norton.)
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Taylor & Francis Ltd
1997-10-01
192
0240515161
9780240515168
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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