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Handbook for Sound Engineers, 4th Edition

Book Description

Handbook for Sound Engineers is the most comprehensive reference available for audio engineers. All audio topics are explored: if you work on anything related to audio you should not be without this book! The 4th edition of this trusted reference has been updated to reflect changes in the industry since the publication of the 3rd edition in 2002 -- including new technologies like software-based recording systems such as Pro Tools and Sound Forge; digital recording using MP3, wave files and others; mobile audio devices such as iPods and MP3 players.

Over 40 topics are covered and written by many of the top professionals for their area in the field, including Glen Ballou on interpretation systems, intercoms, assistive listening, and image projection; Ken Pohlmann on compact discs and DVDs; David Miles Huber on MIDI; Dr. Eugene Patronis on amplifier design and outdoor sound systems; Bill Whitlock on audio transformers and preamplifiers; Pat Brown on fundamentals and gain structures; Ray Rayburn on virtual systems and digital interfacing; and Dr. Wolfgang Ahnert on computer-aided sound system design and acoustics for concert halls.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Handbook for Sound Engineers
  3. Full Title
  4. Copyright
  5. Contents
  6. Preface
  7. Trademark Acknowledgments
  8. Contributors
  9. Part 1—Acoustics
    1. Chapter 1 Audio and Acoustic DNA—Do You Know Your Audio and Acoustic Ancestors?
    2. Chapter 2 Fundamentals of Audio and Acoustics
    3. Chapter 3 Psychoacoustics
    4. Chapter 4 Acoustical Noise Control
    5. Chapter 5 Acoustical Treatment for Indoor Areas
    6. Chapter 6 Small Room Acoustics
    7. Chapter 7 Acoustics for Auditoriums and Concert Halls
    8. Chapter 8 Stadiums and Outdoor Venues
    9. Chapter 9 Acoustical Modeling and Auralization
  10. Part 2—Electronic Components
    1. Chapter 10 Resistors, Capacitors, and Inductors
    2. Chapter 11 Audio Transformers
    3. Chapter 12 Tubes, Discrete Solid State Devices, and Integrated Circuits
    4. Chapter 13 Heatsinks and Relays
    5. Chapter 14 Transmission Techniques: Wire and Cable
    6. Chapter 15 Transmission Techniques: Fiber Optics
  11. Part 3—Electroacoustic Devices
    1. Chapter 16 Microphones
    2. Chapter 17 Loudspeakers
    3. Chapter 18 Loudspeaker Cluster Design
  12. Part 4—Electronic Audio Circuits and Equipment
    1. Chapter 19 Power Supplies
    2. Chapter 20 Amplifier Design
    3. Chapter 21 Preamplifiers and Mixers
    4. Chapter 22 Attenuators
    5. Chapter 23 Filters and Equalizers
    6. Chapter 24 Delay
    7. Chapter 25 Consoles
    8. Chapter 26 VI Meters and Devices
  13. Part 5—Recording and Playback
    1. Chapter 27 Analog Disc Playback
    2. Chapter 28 Magnetic Recording and Playback
    3. Chapter 29 MIDI
    4. Chapter 30 Optical Disc Formats for Audio Reproduction and Recording
  14. Part 6—Design Applications
    1. Chapter 31 DSP Technology
    2. Chapter 32 Grounding and Interfacing
    3. Chapter 33 System Gain Structure
    4. Chapter 34 Sound System Design
    5. Chapter 35 Computer Aided Sound System Design
    6. Chapter 36 Designing for Speech Intelligibility
    7. Chapter 37 Personal Monitor Systems
    8. Chapter 38 Virtual Systems
    9. Chapter 39 Digital Audio Interfacing and Networking
    10. Chapter 40 Message Repeaters and Evacuation Systems
    11. Chapter 41 Interpretation and Tour Group Systems
    12. Chapter 42 Assistive Listening Systems
    13. Chapter 43 Intercoms
    14. Chapter 44 The Fundamentals of Display Technologies
    15. Chapter 45 Surround Sound
  15. Part 7—Measurements
    1. Chapter 46 Test and Measurement
    2. Chapter 47 What's the Ear For? How to Protect It
    3. Chapter 48 Fundamental and Units of Measurement
  16. Index