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8th Edition

Sound and Recording
Applications and Theory

ISBN 9781003092919
Published July 29, 2021 by Routledge
618 Pages 423 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

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



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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.