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Audio Engineering Explained by Douglas Self

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PREFACE

 

 

The very basic principles of sound and hearing having been established in the first chapter of this book, it is time to take a closer look at the process of human hearing, which since it must be regarded as the last stage of the audio engineering process, is clearly of fundamental importance. It is a complex but fascinating business, and it shows you just what evolution can do.

In this chapter David Howard and Jamie Angus first demonstrate how the human ear can be divided into three parts: the outer ear, the middle ear, and the inner ear, each with their own vital functions.

The outer ear is not simply a gristly ear-trumpet to raise the sound pressure levels being received, though that is part of its function. The convoluted grooves ...

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