Now in its tenth edition, the Audio Production Worktext offers a comprehensive introduction to audio production in radio, television, and film.
This hands-on, student-friendly text demonstrates how to navigate modern radio production studios and utilize the latest equipment and software. Key chapters address production planning, the use of microphones, audio consoles, and sound production for the visual media. The reader is shown the reality of audio production both within the studio and on location. New to this edition is material covering podcasting, including online storage and distribution. The new edition also includes an updated glossary and appendix on analog and original digital applications, as well as self-study questions and projects that students can use to further enhance their learning.
The accompanying instructor website has been refreshed and includes an instructor’s manual and PowerPoint images.
This book remains an essential text for audio and media production students seeking a thorough introduction to the field.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Production Planning Chapter 2. The Studio Environment Chapter 3. Digital Audio Production Chapter 4. Microphones Chapter 5. The Audio Console. Chapter 6. Podcasting and Sports/Talk Radio Chapter 7. Monitor Speakers and Studio Accessories Chapter 8. Signal Processing and Audio Processors Chapter 9. Production Situations Chapter 10. Location Sound Recording Chapter 11. Sound Production for the Visual Media Chapter 12. Internet Radio and Other Distribution Platforms Glossary Appendix: The World of Analog and Original Digital
Samuel J. Sauls, PhD, retired as Associate Professor from the University of North Texas, USA, in August 2013 after 29 years on the faculty in the Department of Radio, Television, and Film. During his tenure, he also held the roles of Associate Chair and Director of Graduate Studies in the department. From 1984 to 1994 he was the station manager of the university radio station, KNTU-FM. He has a combined total of 18 years’ experience in commercial and noncommercial radio and also worked for four years in Saudi Arabia producing soundtracks in English, Arabic, and French. He has served on the Broadcast Education Association board of directors, was BEA President in 2011–2012, and is a former president of the Texas Association of Broadcast Educators. His first book, The Culture of American College Radio, was published in 2000, and his co-authored book, The Sump’n Else Show, was published in 2014. Dr. Sauls has published some 16 academic articles, made over 65 conference paper and panel presentations, and reviewed over 20 journal articles and 15 books under consideration for publication. He is an adjunct professor in the Department of Communications at Susquehanna University, Pennsylvania, USA.
Craig A. Stark, PhD, is Associate Professor, Department Head of Communications, and Coordinator of the Leadership minor program at Susquehanna University, Pennsylvania, USA. He teaches courses in media law, audio production, media theory, intercultural communication, and team communication. He also serves as the faculty advisor for WQSU-FM at Susquehanna University. He has worked and taught in collegiate broadcasting for over 25 years and has worked in commercial production as an announcer, editor, reporter, and engineer. He has been active with the Broadcast Education Association, the Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters, and the Texas Association of Broadcast Educators. He has published several journal articles and book chapters related to emerging media and HD radio technology.