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

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Preface to the Fourth Edition

The fourth edition is published ten years after Sound and Recording was first published, which is hard to believe. The book has been adopted widely by students and tutors on audio courses around the world. In that time audio technology and techniques have changed in some domains but not in others. All the original principles still apply but the emphasis has gradually changed from predominantly analogue to quite strongly digital, although many studios still use analogue mixers and multitrack tape recorders for a range of purposes and we do not feel that the death-knell of analogue recording has yet been sounded. Readers of earlier editions will notice that the chapter on record players has finally been reduced in ...

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