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Audio Engineering Explained by Douglas Self

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CHAPTER 1

Fundamentals of Audio and Acoustics

 

Handbook for Sound Engineers by Pat Brown

 

INTRODUCTION

Many people get involved in the audio trade prior to experiencing technical training. Those serious about practicing audio dig in to the books later to learn the physical principles underlying their craft. This chapter is devoted to establishing a baseline of information that will prove invaluable to anyone working in the audio field.

Numerous tools exist for those who work on sound systems. The most important are the mathematic al tools. Their application is independent of the type of system or its use, plus, they are timeless and not subject to obsolescence like audio products. Of course, one must always balance the mathematical approach ...

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