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Audio Engineer's Reference Book, 2nd Edition

Book Description

An authoritative reference on all aspects of audio engineering and technology including basic mathematics and formulae, acoustics and psychoacoustics, microphones, loudspeakers and studio installations.

Compiled by an international team of experts, the second edition was updated to keep abreast of fast-moving areas such as digital audio and transmission technology. Much of the material has been revised, updated and expanded to cover the very latest techniques. This is a new paperback version.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Halftitle
  3. Title
  4. Copyright
  5. Contents
  6. Preface to first edition
  7. Preface to second edition
  8. List of contributors
  9. 1 Basic Principles
    1. 1.1 Mathematics, formulae and equations
    2. 1.2 Units used in audio engineering
    3. 1.3 The physics of sound waves
    4. 1.4 The hearing process
    5. 1.5 Perceptual audio coding
    6. 1.6 Noise measurement
    7. 1.7 Electromechanical analogies
    8. 1.8 Introduction to digital audio
  10. 2 Acoustics and acoustic devices
    1. 2.2 Sound isolation and noise control
    2. 2.3 Microphones
    3. 2.4 Loudspeakers and headphones
    4. 2.5 Stereo
    5. 2.6 Microphones for stereo
    6. 2.7 Analogue sound mixing equipment
    7. 2.8 Power amplifiers, control units and preamplifiers
    8. 2.9 Limiters and compressors
  11. 3 Recording and reproduction
    1. 3.2 Noise reduction systems
    2. 3.3 Compact disc
    3. 3.4 Digital audio tape
    4. 3.5 Audio editing
    5. 3.6 Audio measurements and test equipment
  12. 4 Digital equipment
    1. 4.2 Digital mixing and filtering
    2. 4.3 MIDI
  13. 5 Studios and their facilities
    1. 5.2 Facilities required in recording studios
    2. 5.3 Facilities required in television sound control rooms
    3. 5.4 Studio installations for local radio
    4. 5.5 Outside broadcast and mobile equipment and operations
    5. 5.6 The tapeless studio
    6. 5.7 Studio air-conditioning systems
  14. 6 Distribution of audio signals
    1. 6.2 Telephony transmission systems
    2. 6.3 Radio propagation
    3. 6.4 Transmission developments: NICAM and RDS
    4. 6.5 Digital audio interfacing, synchronization and networks
  15. 7 Miscellaneous topics
    1. 7.2 International standards for sound systems and equipment
    2. 7.3 Digital time signals
    3. 7.4 Health and safety
    4. 7.5 Portable appliance testing
  16. Index