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Sound and Recording, 5th Edition by Tim Mccormick, Francis Rumsey

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Preface to the Third Edition

Since the first edition of Sound and Recording some of the topics have advanced quite considerably, particularly the areas dependent on digital and computer technology. Consequently I have rewritten the chapters on digital recording and MIDI (Chapters 10 and 15), and have added a larger section on mixer automation in Chapter 7. Whereas the first edition of the book was quite ‘analogue’, I think that there is now a more appropriate balance between analogue and digital topics. Although analogue audio is by no means dead (sound will remain analogue for ever!), most technological developments are now digital.

I make no apologies for leaving in the chapter on record players, although some readers have commented that they ...

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