Providing vital reading for audio students and trainee engineers, this guide is ideal for anyone who wants a solid grounding in both theory and industry practices in audio, sound and recording. There are many books on the market covering "how to work it" when it comes to audio equipment-but Sound and Recording isn't one of them. Instead, you'll gain an understanding of "how it works" with this approachable guide to audio systems.
New to this edition:
Digital audio section revised substantially to include the latest developments in audio networking (e.g. RAVENNA, AES X-192, AVB), high-resolution surround and parametric audio coding, workstation processing technology, mastering for iTunes, and loudness normalization
Coverage of immersive audio systems such as Dolby Atmos, Auro 3D and WFS along with recent developments in audio object coding
Sections on digital radio microphones, loudspeaker sensitivity issues and development, and highly directional loudspeaker systems
Substantial new sections on recent developments in audio network device discovery and control and the Open Control Architecture
Francis Rumsey is Consultant Editor and Technical Writer for the Journal of the Audio Engineering Society, and runs his own consultancy company, Logophon Ltd. Until 2009 he was a Professor at the University of Surrey (UK), specialising in audio engineering and psychoacoustics. He is chair of the AES Technical Council, a Fellow of the AES, and a busy organist. Tim McCormick is a former Deputy Head of sound at the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester (UK), has extensive experience in design and manufacture of audio electronics, and has worked at Klark Teknik and with the RSC at Stratford (UK) where he plotted and operated the sound for many shows as well as designing and building audio equipment when the need arose. Also interested in medieval architecture, The Cathedrals, Abbeys and Priories of Wales was published on 2010.
Fact File Directory Preface to the Second Edition Preface to the Third Edition Preface to the Fourth Edition Preface to the Fifth Edition Preface to the Sixth Edition Preface to the Seventh Edition Chapter 1: What is Sound? Chapter 2: Auditory Perception Chapter 3: Microphones Chapter 4: Loudspeakers Chapter 5: Mixers Chapter 6: Analog Recording Chapter 7: Noise Reduction Chapter 8: Digital Audio Principles Chapter 9: Digital Recording, Editing and Mastering Systems Chapter 10: Digital Audio Formats and Interchange Chapter 11: Power Amplifiers Chapter 12: Lines and Interconnection Chapter 13: Plug-ins and Outboard Equipment Chapter 14: MIDI and Remote Control Chapter 15: Synchronization Chapter 16: Two-Channel Stereo Chapter 17: Surround Sound Chapter 18: Sound Quality Appendix: Record Players Glossary of Terms General Further Reading Index