8th Edition

Sound and Recording Applications and Theory

By Francis Rumsey Copyright 2021
    618 Pages 423 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    618 Pages 423 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Providing vital reading for audio students and trainee engineers, Sound and Recording is the essential guide for anyone who wants a solid grounding in both theory and industry practices in audio, sound, and recording. This updated and comprehensively restructured edition includes new content on DAW configuration, effects processing, 3D/immersive audio systems, object-based audio, and VR audio technology.

    This bestselling book introduces you to the principles of sound, perception, audio technology, and systems. Sound and Recording is the ideal audio engineering text for students, an accessible reference for professionals, and a comprehensive introduction for hobbyists.

    Preface to the second edition

    Preface to the third edition

    Preface to the fourth edition

    Preface to the fifth edition

    Preface to the sixth edition

    Preface to the seventh edition

    Preface to the eighth edition

    Chapter 1: Audio and Acoustics Fundamentals

    Chapter 2: Auditory Perception and Sound Quality

    Chapter 3: Microphones

    Chapter 4: Loudspeakers

    Chapter 5: Digital Audio Principles

    Chapter 6: Digital Recording and Editing Systems

    Chapter 7: Mixing, metering and signal levels

    Chapter 8: Signal Processing and Effects

    Chapter 9: Audio data reduction

    Chapter 10: Digital Audio Interfaces and Networking

    Chapter 11: Analog Lines and Interconnection

    Chapter 12: Power Amplifiers

    Chapter 13: MIDI and Musical Instrument Control

    Chapter 14: Synchronization

    Chapter 15: Two-Channel Stereo

    Chapter 16: Surround Sound and Immersive Audio




    Francis Rumsey is Consultant Editor and Technical Writer for the Journal of the AES, an independent consultant, and organist. Until 2009 he was a Professor at the University of Surrey (UK). He is a Fellow of the AES, and holds the AES Bronze Medal.

    Tim McCormick worked mainly as a freelance sound and electronics engineer, spending periods at the Royal Exchange Theatre Manchester, the Midas division of Klark Teknik, and with the Royal Shakespeare Company. He has also written pieces on such diverse topics as medieval architecture and life modeling.