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Practical Audio Electronics





ISBN 9780367359850
Published February 3, 2020 by Focal Press
440 Pages 446 B/W Illustrations

 
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Book Description

Practical Audio Electronics is a comprehensive introduction to basic audio electronics and the fundamentals of sound circuit building, providing the reader with the necessary knowledge and skills to undertake projects from scratch.

Imparting a thorough foundation of theory alongside the practical skills needed to understand, build, modify, and test audio circuits, this book equips the reader with the tools to explore the sonic possibilities that emerge when electronics technology is applied innovatively to the making of music. Suitable for all levels of technical proficiency, this book encourages a deeper understanding through highlighted sections of advanced material and example projects including circuits to make, alter, and amplify audio, providing a snapshot of the wide range of possibilities of practical audio electronics.

An ideal resource for students, hobbyists, musicians, audio professionals, and those interested in exploring the possibilities of hardware-based sound and music creation.

Table of Contents

§ 1. – Introduction

Part I – Electrical Theory

§ 2. – Electricity

§ 3. – Semiconductors

§ 4. – Mains Electricity and Electrical Safety

§ 5. – Signal Characteristics

Part II – Practical Electronics

§ 6. – Component Overview

§ 7. – Circuit Diagrams

§ 8. – Electronics Lab Equipment

§ 9. – Basic Circuit Analysis

§ 10. – Constructing Circuits

§ 11. – Projects

Part III – Component Reference

§ 12. – Resistors

§ 13. – Capacitors and Inductors

§ 14. – Transformers

§ 15. – Switches

§ 16. – Diodes

§ 17. – Transistors

§ 18. – Integrated Circuits

§ 19. – Vacuum Tubes

§ 20. – Audio Transducers

Appendices

§ A. – Prefix Multipliers

§ B. – Quantities and Equations

§ C. – Schematic Symbol Reference Chart

§ D. – Circuit Catalogue

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Biography

Kevin Robinson is a degree-qualified electronics engineer who also holds diplomas in electronic music production and live sound engineering. He has taught electronics and audio technology on various diploma- and degree-level sound engineering courses, and also works as a live sound engineer.