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Audio Engineer's Reference Book, 2nd Edition by Michael Talbot-Smith

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5.3 Facilities required in television sound control rooms

5.3.1 Introduction

Television production sound control rooms have much in common with other sound control and mixing facilities, but differ in a number of important ways. The differences are a reflection of the way in which the business of making television programmes is conducted, the dominance of the pictures in the final product being indicated by the priorities given to the sound and picture elements during the production process.

The most obvious difference at first sight is the presence of picture monitors, placed in a prime position and, therefore, having a significant effect on the layout of the remainder of the equipment in the room and on its acoustics (Figure 5.9). The number ...

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