Sound and Recording

An Introduction
Author: Francis Rumsey,Tim Mccormick
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136125094
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 570
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This best-selling book introduces you to the principles of sound, perception, audio technology and systems. Whilst offering vital reading for audio students and trainee engineers, this guide is ideal for anyone concerned with audio, sound and recording, beginners and professionals alike. Comprehensive and easy to understand, this fifth edition is bang up to date, with expanded information on digital audio principles, systems and applications, as well as an extensively updated chapter on MIDI and synthetic audio control.

The Science of Sound Recording

Author: Jay Kadis
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 0240821548
Category: Music
Page: 237
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"The Science of Sound Recording is more than a standard introduction. This is the book that tackles the seemingly elusive technical aspects of sound and recording, which often appear overwhelming to anyone without an extensive electrical engineering or physics background. Using clearly crafted explanations of scientific principles, helpful illustrations, and thoroughly explained "worked through" equations, this book helps you build a solid foundation, allowing you to set your studio work apart and put the theory behind sound recording practices to practical, daily use. With The Science of Sound Recording, you'll: Find out how science can be used to determine mixing techniques; Explore up-to-date digital and analog recording theories; Delve into physical principles of mechanics and their significant impact on acoustics; and Understand fundamental concepts of measurement and how they relate to sound recording." -- Publisher's description.

Sound Studio

Audio techniques for Radio, Television, Film and Recording
Author: Alec Nisbett
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1136116850
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 400
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This classic work has inspired and informed a whole generation of artists and technicians working in all branches of the audio industry. Now in its seventh edition, The Sound Studio has been thoroughly revised to encompass the rapidly expanding range of possibilities offered by today's digital equipment. It now covers: the virtual studio; 5.1 surround sound; hard drive mixers and multichannel recorders; DVD and CD-RW. Alec Nisbett provides encyclopaedic coverage of everything from acoustics, microphones and loudspeakers, to editing, mixing and sound effects, as well as a comprehensive glossary. Through its six previous editions, The Sound Studio has been used for over 40 years as a standard work of reference on audio techniques. For a new generation, it links all the best techniques back to their roots: the unchanging guiding principles that have long been observed over a wide range of related media and crafts. The Sound Studio is intended for anyone with a creative or technical interest in sound - for radio, television, film and music recording - but has particularly strong coverage of audio in broadcasting, reflecting the author's prolific career.


Tondokumente digitalisieren, erschließen und auswerten
Author: Ruth-E. Mohrmann
Publisher: Waxmann Verlag
ISBN: 3830978073
Category: History
Page: 160
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Audioarchive - d.h. Archive, die historische Tondokumente aufbewahren und dokumentieren - befinden sich in diesen Jahren in einer kritischen Phase: Ihre Bestände sind auf Tonträger gespeichert, die inzwischen nicht nur technisch veraltet sind (vor allem Tonbänder, aber auch Walzen, Kassetten, Schallplatten), sondern auch ihre Speicherqualität durch einen fortschreitenden, massiven Alterungsprozess in vielen Fällen eingebüßt haben. Nicht selten sind einzelne Dokumente bereits schwer geschädigt, und es besteht die akute Gefahr, dass umfangreiche Bestände unwiederbringlich verloren gehen. In den meisten Archiven ist diese Bedrohung längst erkannt worden, und aufwändige Datensicherungsmaßnahmen sind geplant oder man hat sie bereits durchgeführt. Fast immer sind solche Projekte mit einer Neuordnung, Sichtung und wissenschaftlichen Erschließung des Archivmaterials verbunden. Somit führen diese 'Rettungsaktionen' zu einer intensiveren Beschäftigung mit den Tondokumenten - was in der Regel zu einer Neubewertung der Archivbestände und nicht selten auch zu einer wissenschaftlichen Erforschung der Geschichte des jeweiligen Tonarchivs führt. In dieser Phase sind ein Erfahrungsaustausch und eine Zusammenarbeit zwischen Wissenschaftlern und Wissenschaftlerinnen, die mit diesen Herausforderungen konfrontiert sind, dringend geboten. Im vorliegenden Band sind die Beiträge einer Tagung über AV-Archive in Belgien, Dänemark, Deutschland, Niederlande, Österreich und der Schweiz veröffentlicht. In 14 Beiträgen werden Erfahrungen und Neuansätze bei der Dokumentation und Datensicherung wie auch bei der Erschließung und der wissenschaftlichen Nutzung der Tondokumente als Quelle vorgestellt.

Modern Recording Techniques

Author: David Miles Huber,Robert E. Runstein
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1136117822
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 644
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As the most popular and authoritative guide to recording Modern Recording Techniques provides everything you need to master the tools and day to day practice of music recording and production. From room acoustics and running a session to mic placement and designing a studio Modern Recording Techniques will give you a really good grounding in the theory and industry practice. Expanded to include the latest digital audio technology the 7th edition now includes sections on podcasting, new surround sound formats and HD and audio. If you are just starting out or looking for a step up in industry, Modern Recording Techniques provides an in depth excellent read- the must have book

Sound Recording

The Life Story of a Technology
Author: David Morton
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801883989
Category: Music
Page: 215
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Looks at the history of recorded music and technology of the industry from Thomas Edison's invention of the phonograph in 1876 to the MP3 players.

You Want to Study What?!

A Guide to Some of the More Unusual Degree Courses in Higher Education
Author: Dianah Ellis
Publisher: Crimson Publishing
ISBN: 9780856608933
Category: Degrees, Academic
Page: 390
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This A-Z guide details 80 of the more unusual courses available in the UK. Details include: which university offers degree courses on each subject; course content, methods of delivery and assessment; which courses provide opportunities for work experience or study abroad; and career possibilities.

Sound and Vibrations

Author: Gerard Cheshire
Publisher: Evans Brothers
ISBN: 9780237530082
Category: Sound
Page: 48
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This volume introduces the importance of sound in our daily lives. It enables the reader to find out how sounds are made and detected, learn about some unusual uses of sound, and discover the ways in which sound can be recorded and reproduced.

Hustlers, Beats, and Others [sound Recording]

Author: Ned Polsky
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 9780202366685
Page: 218
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"Ranging from pool hustling to pornography, this book analyzes deviant branches of American life, dispels misconceptions about them, and throws new light on sociological theory and method. Each chapter radically dissents from one or more mainstream opinions about deviance.The first chapter examines the alleged causes for the decline of American poolrooms and finds them wanting, traces the rise and fall of poolrooms to historical changes in America's social structure, and cogently dissects the recent poolroom revival. The second chapter, reports a field study of a deviant occupation, pool hustling, describing the hustler's work situation and career from recruitment to retirement. In revealing how pool hustlers, although dedicated wholly to a vocation that merely breaks unenforced gambling laws, frequently supplement their income by means of outright felonies, the author develops a new theory of "crime as moonlighting." The third chapter sharply criticizes our criminology textbooks for avoiding the study of uncaught adult criminals in their natural environments. It demonstrates such research to be both necessary and practical with career felons as well as moonlighters. The author describes field techniques he has used with career felons, offers new findings gleaned by means of these techniques, and answers moral objections to such research. The forth chapter presents the first genuinely empirical study of the beat delinquent sub-culture, in which the author corrects some journalistic views such as that most beats are exhibitionists and some sociological ones such as that "retreatist" drug-users can meet neither legitimate nor criminal success norms. The final chapter, on the sociology of pornography, holds that the courts are wrong to claim that naturalistic erotic art is non-pornographic, and wronger still to claim that hard-core pornography is, in Mr. Justice Brennan's words, "utterly without redeeming social importance."The author's unusual blend of"--Provided by publisher.

The Music Business and Recording Industry

Delivering Music in the 21st Century
Author: Geoffrey P. Hull,Thomas William Hutchison,Richard Strasser
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 0415875609
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 370
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A brief but comprehensive examination of how records are made, marketed, and sold. This new edition takes into account the massive changes in the recording industry occurring today due to the revolution of music on the web.

The Gramophone Company's First Indian Recordings, 1899-1908

Author: Michael S. Kinnear
Publisher: Popular Prakashan
ISBN: 9788171547289
Category: East Indians
Page: 285
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This Painstakingly Researched, Unique Volume, A Definitive Discography Of Indian Music, Is A Tribute Not Only To Indian Music, But Also To An Institution Whose Contribution To Indian Music Has Been Monumental -The Gramophone Company. Without Dustjacket In Good Condition.

Wired for Sound

Engineering and Technologies in Sonic Cultures
Author: Paul D. Greene,Thomas Porcello
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
ISBN: 0819565164
Category: Music
Page: 288
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Wired for Sound is the first anthology to address the role of sound engineering technologies in the shaping of contemporary global music. Wired sound is at the basis of digital audio editing, multi-track recording, and other studio practices that have powerfully impacted the world's music. Distinctions between musicians and engineers increasingly blur, making it possible for people around the globe to imagine new sounds and construct new musical aesthetics. This collection of 11 essays employs primarily ethnographical, but also historical and psychological, approaches to examine a range of new, technology-intensive musics and musical practices such as: fusions of Indian film-song rhythms, heavy metal, and gamelan in Jakarta; urban Nepali pop which juxtaposes heavy metal, Tibetan Buddhist ritual chant, rap, and Himalayan folksongs; collaborations between Australian aboriginals and sound engineers; the production of "heaviness" in heavy metal music; and the production of the "Austin sound." This anthology is must reading for anyone interested in the global character of contemporary music technology. CONTRIBUTORS: Harris M. Berger, Beverley Diamond, Cornelia Fales, Ingemar Grandin, Louise Meintjes, Frederick J. Moehn, Karl Neunfeldt, Timothy D. Taylor, Jeremy Wallach.

Handbook of Sound Studio Construction: Rooms for Recording and Listening

Author: Ken Pohlmann
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071772758
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 320
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Build first-class recording studios and listening spaces Design and build your own audiophile-grade recording and playback environments using proven, cost-effective plans and techniques. Handbook of Sound Studio Construction: Rooms for Recording and Listening explains practical acoustical properties and describes how to engineer acoustically sensitive spaces, including music recording studios, control rooms, voice studios, home project studios, A/V suites, media rooms, and surround-sound home theaters. Learn how to choose room dimensions, select building materials, construct your own custom treatments, maximize isolation, and generate and analyze response curves. This do-it-yourself guide incorporates decades of roomdesign experience and provides you with the practical knowledge to design and build your own acoustical spaces or improve existing spaces. Coverage includes: An introduction to room acoustics and acoustical design Reflecting, absorbing, and diffusing materials Room geometry, modes, and treatment Acoustic isolation, site selection, and HVAC design Wall, floor, and ceiling construction Window and door design considerations Reverberation times, early reflections, and psychoacoustics Objective and subjective room evaluation Plans and specifications for 10 recording and listening rooms

The Art of Recording

Understanding and Crafting the Mix
Author: William Moylan
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1136117660
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 304
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The Art of Recording articulates and explores the ways recorded sound is different from live sound, and how those differences can enhance music, including surround sound. It presents a system for developing the critical and analytical listening skills necessary to recognize and understand these sound characteristics--the same skills necessary to create quality recordings-- and for talking about or describing sound. The Art of Recording also considers audio recording as a creative process. The reader will learn to guide the artistry of music recording from its beginning as an idea, through its development during the many stages of the recording sequence, to its final form. Take a new and detailed look at many of the greatest recordings of The Beatles, offering insights into how the recording process shaped their music, and how you can gain control over the craft of making great recordings.

Music, Sound, and Technology in America

A Documentary History of Early Phonograph, Cinema, and Radio
Author: Timothy D. Taylor,Mark Katz,Tony Grajeda
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822349469
Category: Music
Page: 410
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This reader collects primary documents on the phonograph, cinema, and radio before WWII to show how Americans slowly came to grips with the idea of recorded and mediated sound. Through readings from advertisements, newspaper and magazine articles, popular fiction, correspondence, and sheet music, one gains an understanding of how early-20th-century Americans changed from music makers into consumers.

Pioneers of Light and Sound

Author: Connie Jankowski
Publisher: Teacher Created Materials
ISBN: 0743905806
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
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Introduces some of the most influential scientists to study light and sound, and to create such technology as phonographs, telephones, and cameras.

Audio Production Worktext

Concepts, Techniques, and Equipment
Author: Sam Sauls,Craig Stark
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136035613
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 273
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Providing insight into the impact media convergence has had on the radio industry, this new edition delivers an excellent introduction to the modern radio production studio, the equipment found in that studio, and the basic techniques needed to accomplish radio production work. New chapters addressing the basics of field recording, production planning, and sound for video are included, as well as a renewed emphasis on not just radio production, but audio production. Featuring a worktext format tailored for both students and teachers, self-study questions, hands-on projects, and a CD with project material, quizzes, and demonstrations of key concepts, this book offers a solid foundation for anyone who wishes to know more about radio/audio equipment and production techniques.