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1st Edition

The Science of Sound Recording

ISBN 9780240821542
Published February 17, 2012 by Routledge
250 Pages

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Book Description

The Science of Sound Recording will provide you with more than just an introduction to sound and recording, it will allow you to dive right into some of the technical areas that often appear overwhelming to anyone without an electrical engineering or physics background.  

The Science of Sound Recording helps you build a basic foundation of scientific principles, explaining how recording really works. Packed with valuable must know information, illustrations and examples of 'worked through' equations this book introduces the theory behind sound recording practices in a logical and practical way while placing an emphasis on the concepts of measurement as they relate to sound recording, physical principles of mechanics and acoustics, biophysics of hearing, introduction to electronics, analog and digital recording theory and how science determines mixing techniques.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Metrology and physics
Chapter 2: Sound
Chapter 3: Hearing
Chapter 4: Electronics
Chapter 5: Microphones
Chapter 6: Amplifiers
Chapter 7: Analog recording
Chapter 8: Digital recording
Chapter 9: Mixing

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As a Lecturer and Audio Engineer for the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics, Stanford University, Jay Kadis has written and performed with several bands, including Urban Renewal and Offbeats. He has built home studios, recorded and produced dozens of albums, and designed electronic devices for neurological research and sound recording.