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Acoustics and Psychoacoustics

4th Edition

By David Howard, David M. Howard, Jamie Angus, Jamie Angus

© 2010 – Focal Press

496 pages

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Paperback: 9780240521756
pub: 2009-08-27
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About the Book

The acoustics of a space can have a real impact on the sounds you create and capture. Acoustics and Psychoacoustics gives you an essential grounding and understanding to how real music sounds behave in different spaces whether during a performance or a recording and how they are perceived by performers and listeners.

With their clear and simple style, Howard and Angus address both theory and practice by addressing the science of sound engineering and music production, the acoustics of musical instruments, the ways in which we hear musical sounds, and the application of these concepts to music spaces to create professional sound. Real-world examples and audio clips are included, providing practical materials to work with.

The new edition uncovers the acoustic application for today's recording industry. The accompanying CD provides audio examples to help readers gain a clear understanding of the many concepts discussed in the book

The website is packed with audio clips, questions and answers, a calculation facility as well as links and resources.


"A comprehensive book designed to provide a broad-ranging introduction to the subject of acoustics." - Audio, Video and Broadcasting Magazine

"The sound and the way we hear it; its characteristics and the complex processes that are carried out between the hearing and the brain to interpret it; its processing; the musical notes; the tuning systems; the audition environments or spaces, and more. "Acoustics and Psychoacoustics" talks about all these topics in a precise, clear way with a wide variety of examples so that the reader can solve any doubt." - Tecnoprofile Magazine

Table of Contents

Introduction to sound

Introduction to hearing

Notes and harmony

Acoustic model for musical instruments

Hearing timbre and deceiving the ear

Hearing music in different environments

Acoustics and psychoacoustics combined

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