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Audio Engineer's Reference Book

2nd Edition

Edited by Michael Talbot-Smith


676 pages

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Paperback: 9780240516851
pub: 2001-07-13
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An authoritative reference on all aspects of audio engineering and technology including basic mathematics and formulae, acoustics and psychoacoustics, microphones, loudspeakers and studio installations.

Compiled by an international team of experts, the second edition was updated to keep abreast of fast-moving areas such as digital audio and transmission technology. Much of the material has been revised, updated and expanded to cover the very latest techniques. This is a new paperback version.


"An excellent easy to read compendium of both theory and practice."
Sound & Communications International

"…..someone aiming at or already building a career on the technical side of audio, whether in design, manufacture, technical support and maintenance or even software design, would find a huge amount of really useful information here."
Tony Thompson, Mighty White Productions (

Table of Contents

Basic principles; Acoustics and acoustic devices; Recording & reproduction; Digital equipment; Studios and their facilities; Distribution of audio signals; Miscellaneous topics (Ultrasonics, International Standards for sound systems and equipment, Digital time signals, Health and safety, Portable appliance testing)

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