Sound Production

A Guide to Using Audio within Media Production

By Andrew Lansley

© 2012 – Routledge

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About the Book

Sound Production introduces students to applying the processes of audio techniques within the sphere of media production. Presuming no prior technical knowledge, Andrew Lansley focuses on universal techniques that will work across all contemporary software and be of use to those needing to work with sound for radio, TV, film, videogames and websites.

The format of the text follows a simple structure broken down into three main parts:

Part 1: Theory & Technical Information -including a brief history of sound, basic audio theory- digital and biological, equipment and software

Part 2: Techniques & Processes - including recording, digitising and organising, editing, equalisation, dynamic processes, FX processes, mixing, fixing and mastering

Part 3: Industry Specific Applications & Exercises - including the radio, film/TV, web and gaming industries.

The book includes masterclasses from professionals in each field including amongst others:

  • BBC Wildlife audio producer and editor Peter Butler
  • Record Producer George Shilling, who has worked with artists such as Blur and James Brown
  • BBC Trails Editor Rob Champion
  • Grammy nominated producer, James Towler

It is supported by a continually updated companion website providing further source material and exercises.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction/How To Use the Book Part 1: Theory and Technical Information 2. A Brief History of Sound 3. Basic Audio Theory – Digital & Biological 4. Equipment and Software Part 2: Processes & Techniques 5. Recording Technique 6. Digitising & Organising 7. Basic Editing Techniques 8. EQ (Equalisation) 9. Dynamic Processes 10. FX Processes 11. Mixing, Fixing & Rerecording 12. Bouncing & Mastering Demystified Part 3: Industry Specific Application & Examples 13. Specific Application Example 1: Radio 14. Specific Application Example 2: TV/Film 15. Specific Application Example 3: Web/Gaming 16. The website and further reading Glossary Index

About the Author

Andrew Lansley is an Audio Technician and Trainer at the University of Gloucestershire and at Gloucestershire College as well as being a freelance post-production, composition and live sound technician. He is a registered Beta tester for Pro Audio DSP (Sonnox etc), Sound Guy Inc (Spatializer/Sonograph) and Digidesign and is a registered Pro Tools Operator. He has published reviews and technical features in several magazines as well as being a published composer.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOC052000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies
TEC034000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Radio
TEC041000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Telecommunications