CHAPTER 2Sound and Hearing






When we make a recording, in effect we’re actually capturing and storing sound into a memory media so that an original event or generated signal can be re-created at a later date. If we start with the idea that sound is actually a concept that corresponds to the brain’s perception and interpretation of a physical auditory stimulus, the study of sound can be divided into four areas:

The basics of sound

The characteristics of the ear

How the ear is stimulated by sound

The psychoacoustics of hearing

Before we delve into the basics of the nature of sound and hearing, however, let’s take a moment to look at an important concept that’s central to music, sound, electronics and the art of sound recording: ...

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