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The Resource Sound and recording : applications and theory, Francis Rumsey and Tim McCormick

Sound and recording : applications and theory, Francis Rumsey and Tim McCormick

Label
Sound and recording : applications and theory
Title
Sound and recording
Title remainder
applications and theory
Statement of responsibility
Francis Rumsey and Tim McCormick
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Providing vital reading for audio students and trainee engineers, this guide is ideal for anyone who wants a solid grounding in both theory and industry practices in audio, sound and recording. There are many books on the market covering ""how to work it"" when it comes to audio equipment-but Sound and Recording isn't one of them. Instead, you'll gain an understanding of ""how it works"" with this approachable guide to audio systems
Cataloging source
EBLCP
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Rumsey, Francis
Dewey number
  • 621.389/3
  • 621.3893
Index
index present
LC call number
TK7881.4
LC item number
.R858 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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1954-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
McCormick, Tim
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sound
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
  • Sound
Label
Sound and recording : applications and theory, Francis Rumsey and Tim McCormick
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Ch. 1 What is Sound? -- A Vibrating Source -- Characteristics of a Sound Wave -- How Sound Travels in Air -- Simple and Complex Sounds -- Frequency Spectra of Repetitive Sounds -- Frequency Spectra of Non-Repetitive Sounds -- Phase -- Sound in Electrical Form -- Displaying the Characteristics of a Sound Wave -- The Decibel -- Sound Power and Sound Pressure -- Free and Reverberant Fields -- Standing Waves -- Recommended Further Reading -- ch. 2 Auditory Perception -- The Hearing Mechanism -- Frequency Perception -- Loudness Perception -- Practical Implications of Equal-Loudness Contours -- Spatial Perception -- Recommended Further Reading -- Recommended Listening -- ch. 3 Microphones -- The Moving-Coil or Dynamic Microphone -- The Ribbon Microphone -- The Capacitor or Condenser Microphone -- Directional Responses and Polar Diagrams -- Specialized Microphone Types -- Switchable Polar Patterns -- Stereo Microphones -- Microphone Performance
  • A Short History of Analog Recording -- Magnetic Tape -- The Magnetic Recording Process -- The Tape Recorder -- Magnetic Recording Levels -- What are Test Tapes for? -- Tape Machine Alignment -- Mechanical Transport Functions -- Recommended Further Reading -- Useful Websites -- ch. 7 Noise Reduction -- Why is Noise Reduction Required? -- Methods of Reducing Noise -- Line-Up of Noise Reduction Systems -- Single-Ended Noise Reduction -- Recommended Further Reading -- ch. 8 Digital Audio Principles -- Digital and Analog Recording Contrasted -- Binary for Beginners -- The Digital Audio Signal Chain -- Analog-to-Digital Conversion -- D/A Conversion -- Direct Stream Digital (DSD) -- Changing the Resolution of an Audio Signal (Requantization) -- Introduction to Digital Signal Processing -- Pitch Shifting and Time Stretching -- Audio Data Reduction -- Recommended Further Reading -- ch. 9 Digital Recording, Editing and Mastering Systems -- Digital Tape Recording
  • Mass Storage-Based Systems -- Audio Processing for Computer Workstations -- Mass Storage-Based Editing System Principles -- Editing Software -- Mastering and Restoration -- Preparing for and Understanding Release Media -- Recommended Further Reading -- ch. 10 Digital Audio Formats and Interchange -- Audio File Formats for Digital Workstations -- Interconnecting Digital Audio Devices -- Recommended Further Reading -- Useful Websites -- ch. 11 Power Amplifiers -- Domestic Power Amplifiers -- Professional Amplifier Facilities -- Specifications -- Coupling -- Useful Websites -- ch. 12 Lines and Interconnection -- Transformers -- Unbalanced Lines -- Cable Effects with Unbalanced Lines -- Balanced Lines -- Working With Balanced Lines -- Star-Quad Cable -- Electronic Balancing -- 100 Volt Lines -- 600 Ohms -- DI Boxes -- Splitter Boxes -- Jackfields (Patchbays) -- Distribution Amplifiers -- ch. 13 Plug-Ins and Outboard Equipment -- Plug-Ins
  • Connection of Outboard Devices -- Recommended Further Reading -- Useful Websites -- ch. 14 MIDI and Remote Control -- Background -- What is MIDI? -- MIDI and Digital Audio Contrasted -- Basic Principles -- Interfacing a Computer to a MIDI System -- How MIDI Control Works -- MIDI Control of Sound Generators -- General MIDI -- Scalable Polyphonic MIDI (SPMIDI) -- RMID and XMF Files -- MIDI over USB -- MIDI over IEEE 1394 -- MIDI over Ethernet -- Open Sound Control -- Sequencing Software -- Audio Remote Control Using Computer Networks -- Recommended Further Reading -- Useful Websites -- ch. 15 Synchronization -- SMPTE/EBU Timecode -- Recording Timecode -- Machine Synchronizers -- Digital Audio Synchronization -- Timecode and Video Synchronization for Audio Workstations -- MIDI and Synchronization -- Synchronizing Audio/MIDI/Video Computer Applications -- Recommended Further Reading -- ch. 16 Two-Channel Stereo -- Principles of Loudspeaker Stereo
  • Principles of Binaural or Headphone Stereo -- Loudspeaker Stereo Over Headphones and Vice Versa -- Two-Channel Signal Formats -- Two-Channel Microphone Techniques -- Binaural Recording and Dùmmy Head' Techniques -- Spot Microphones and Two-Channel Panning Laws -- Recommended Further Reading -- ch. 17 Surround Sound -- Three-Channel (3-0) Stereo -- Four-Channel Surround (3-1 Stereo) -- 5.1-Channel Surround (3-2 Stereo) -- Other Multichannel Configurations -- Surround Sound Systems -- Matrixed Surround Sound Systems -- Digital Surround Sound Formats -- Ambisonics -- Further Developments -- Surround Sound Monitoring -- Surround Sound Recording Techniques -- Multichannel Panning Techniques -- Recommended Further Reading -- Useful Websites -- ch. 18 Sound Quality -- What is Sound Quality? -- Methods of Sound Quality Evaluation -- Aspects of Audio System Performance Affecting Sound Quality -- Recommended Further Reading -- APPENDIX Record Players -- Pickup Mechanics -- RIAA Equalization -- Cartridge Types -- Connecting Leads -- Arm Considerations -- Laser Pickups -- Recommended Further Reading
Control code
871224358
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
7th ed.
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780415843379
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
cl0500000404
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)871224358
Label
Sound and recording : applications and theory, Francis Rumsey and Tim McCormick
Publication
Note
Includes index
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Ch. 1 What is Sound? -- A Vibrating Source -- Characteristics of a Sound Wave -- How Sound Travels in Air -- Simple and Complex Sounds -- Frequency Spectra of Repetitive Sounds -- Frequency Spectra of Non-Repetitive Sounds -- Phase -- Sound in Electrical Form -- Displaying the Characteristics of a Sound Wave -- The Decibel -- Sound Power and Sound Pressure -- Free and Reverberant Fields -- Standing Waves -- Recommended Further Reading -- ch. 2 Auditory Perception -- The Hearing Mechanism -- Frequency Perception -- Loudness Perception -- Practical Implications of Equal-Loudness Contours -- Spatial Perception -- Recommended Further Reading -- Recommended Listening -- ch. 3 Microphones -- The Moving-Coil or Dynamic Microphone -- The Ribbon Microphone -- The Capacitor or Condenser Microphone -- Directional Responses and Polar Diagrams -- Specialized Microphone Types -- Switchable Polar Patterns -- Stereo Microphones -- Microphone Performance
  • A Short History of Analog Recording -- Magnetic Tape -- The Magnetic Recording Process -- The Tape Recorder -- Magnetic Recording Levels -- What are Test Tapes for? -- Tape Machine Alignment -- Mechanical Transport Functions -- Recommended Further Reading -- Useful Websites -- ch. 7 Noise Reduction -- Why is Noise Reduction Required? -- Methods of Reducing Noise -- Line-Up of Noise Reduction Systems -- Single-Ended Noise Reduction -- Recommended Further Reading -- ch. 8 Digital Audio Principles -- Digital and Analog Recording Contrasted -- Binary for Beginners -- The Digital Audio Signal Chain -- Analog-to-Digital Conversion -- D/A Conversion -- Direct Stream Digital (DSD) -- Changing the Resolution of an Audio Signal (Requantization) -- Introduction to Digital Signal Processing -- Pitch Shifting and Time Stretching -- Audio Data Reduction -- Recommended Further Reading -- ch. 9 Digital Recording, Editing and Mastering Systems -- Digital Tape Recording
  • Mass Storage-Based Systems -- Audio Processing for Computer Workstations -- Mass Storage-Based Editing System Principles -- Editing Software -- Mastering and Restoration -- Preparing for and Understanding Release Media -- Recommended Further Reading -- ch. 10 Digital Audio Formats and Interchange -- Audio File Formats for Digital Workstations -- Interconnecting Digital Audio Devices -- Recommended Further Reading -- Useful Websites -- ch. 11 Power Amplifiers -- Domestic Power Amplifiers -- Professional Amplifier Facilities -- Specifications -- Coupling -- Useful Websites -- ch. 12 Lines and Interconnection -- Transformers -- Unbalanced Lines -- Cable Effects with Unbalanced Lines -- Balanced Lines -- Working With Balanced Lines -- Star-Quad Cable -- Electronic Balancing -- 100 Volt Lines -- 600 Ohms -- DI Boxes -- Splitter Boxes -- Jackfields (Patchbays) -- Distribution Amplifiers -- ch. 13 Plug-Ins and Outboard Equipment -- Plug-Ins
  • Connection of Outboard Devices -- Recommended Further Reading -- Useful Websites -- ch. 14 MIDI and Remote Control -- Background -- What is MIDI? -- MIDI and Digital Audio Contrasted -- Basic Principles -- Interfacing a Computer to a MIDI System -- How MIDI Control Works -- MIDI Control of Sound Generators -- General MIDI -- Scalable Polyphonic MIDI (SPMIDI) -- RMID and XMF Files -- MIDI over USB -- MIDI over IEEE 1394 -- MIDI over Ethernet -- Open Sound Control -- Sequencing Software -- Audio Remote Control Using Computer Networks -- Recommended Further Reading -- Useful Websites -- ch. 15 Synchronization -- SMPTE/EBU Timecode -- Recording Timecode -- Machine Synchronizers -- Digital Audio Synchronization -- Timecode and Video Synchronization for Audio Workstations -- MIDI and Synchronization -- Synchronizing Audio/MIDI/Video Computer Applications -- Recommended Further Reading -- ch. 16 Two-Channel Stereo -- Principles of Loudspeaker Stereo
  • Principles of Binaural or Headphone Stereo -- Loudspeaker Stereo Over Headphones and Vice Versa -- Two-Channel Signal Formats -- Two-Channel Microphone Techniques -- Binaural Recording and Dùmmy Head' Techniques -- Spot Microphones and Two-Channel Panning Laws -- Recommended Further Reading -- ch. 17 Surround Sound -- Three-Channel (3-0) Stereo -- Four-Channel Surround (3-1 Stereo) -- 5.1-Channel Surround (3-2 Stereo) -- Other Multichannel Configurations -- Surround Sound Systems -- Matrixed Surround Sound Systems -- Digital Surround Sound Formats -- Ambisonics -- Further Developments -- Surround Sound Monitoring -- Surround Sound Recording Techniques -- Multichannel Panning Techniques -- Recommended Further Reading -- Useful Websites -- ch. 18 Sound Quality -- What is Sound Quality? -- Methods of Sound Quality Evaluation -- Aspects of Audio System Performance Affecting Sound Quality -- Recommended Further Reading -- APPENDIX Record Players -- Pickup Mechanics -- RIAA Equalization -- Cartridge Types -- Connecting Leads -- Arm Considerations -- Laser Pickups -- Recommended Further Reading
Control code
871224358
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
7th ed.
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780415843379
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
cl0500000404
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)871224358

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