Loudspeakers: For Music Recording and Reproduction, Second Edition is a comprehensive guide, offering the tools and understanding needed to cut out the guesswork from loudspeaker choice and set-up.
Philip Newell and Keith Holland, with the assistance of Sergio Castro and Julius Newell, combine their years of experience in the design, application, and use of loudspeakers to cover a range of topics from drivers, cabinets, and crossovers, to amplifiers, cables, and surround sound. Whether using loudspeakers in a recording studio, mastering facility, broadcasting studio, film post-production facility, home, or musician’s studio, or if you simply aspire to improve your music-production system this book will help you make the right decisions.
This new edition provides significant updates on the topics of digital control, calibration, and cinema loudspeaker systems.
1. What Is a Loudspeaker?
2. Diversity of Design
3. Loudspeaker Cabinets
6. Amplifiers and Loudspeaker Cables - A General Review
7. Loudspeaker Behaviour in Rooms
8. Form Follows Function
9. Subjective and Objective Assessment
10. The Mix, the Music and the Monitors - The Instability of Perception
11. Low Frequency and Transient-Response Dilemmas
12. The Challenges of Surround Sound
13. Loudspeakers for Cinema Soundtrack Mixing
14. What to Measure: And Why - The Influence of Advanced Measurement and Psychoacoustic Concepts on Loudspeaker Design
Glossary of Terms