9th Edition

Audio Production Worktext
Concepts, Techniques, and Equipment

ISBN 9781138557048
Published May 1, 2019 by Routledge
276 Pages 177 B/W Illustrations

USD $59.95

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Book Description

Audio Production Worktext, 9th Edition provides readers the best introduction to audio and radio production. It shows how to navigate modern radio production studios and utilize the latest equipment and software. The 9th edition is updated to cover new mobile technologies, digital consoles, and audio editing apps and software, as well sound for the visual media and Internet radio. The new edition continues to include the worktext/website format tailored for both students and teachers and features like Production Tips that provide notes relevant to various audio production topics, self-study questions and projects, an updated Glossary, and an up-to-date companion website with invaluable student and instructor materials. Included in this edition are offers and features from Pro Sound Effects, FilmTVsound.com, and RadioFX, as well as updated color graphics and images throughout the text.

The book includes a companion website at https://routledgetextbooks.com/textbooks/9781138557048/

Table of Contents

1. Production Planning

2. The Studio Environment

3. Digital Audio Production

4. Microphones

5. The Audio Console

6. Digital Audio Players/Recorders

7. Monitor Speakers and Studio Accessories

8. Signal Processing and Audio Processors

9. Production Situations

10. Location Sound Recording

11. Sound Production for the Visual Media

12. Internet Radio and Other Distribution Platforms.


Appendix: Analog and Digital Audio Equipment

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Samuel J. Sauls, Ph.D., retired as an 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. From 1984 to 1994 he was the Station Manager of the university radio station, KNTU-FM. During his tenure, he also held the roles of Associate Chair and Director of Graduate Studies in the department. 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 and has made over 65 conference paper and panel presentations, as well as reviewing over 20 journal articles and 15 books for publication consideration. He is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Communications at Susquehanna University, Pennsylvania, USA.

Craig A. Stark, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor and the Department Chair of Communications at Susquehanna University, Pennsylvania, USA. He teaches courses in media law, writing for new media, gaming and interactive media, and critical issues in emerging media. He also serves as the Faculty Advisor for WQSU FM at Susquehanna University. He has worked and taught in collegiate broadcasting for over 20 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 relating to emerging media and HD Radio technology.