A handy source of essential data that every sound technician needs. Whether you are a professional sound engineer, responsible for broadcast or studio recording, or a student on a music technology or sound recording course, you will find this book authoritative and easily accessible. Adapted from the comprehensive volume, the Audio Engineer's Reference Book (now in its second edition), this pocket-sized reference has been fully revised to cover the very latest technology connected with sound: Noise measurement Acoustics Microphones Loudspeakers Mixing equipment CDs, DAT, MIDI, MiniDisc Telephony ISDN Digital interfacing Ultrasonics This second edition also features: Substantial revisions of chapters on radio microphone frequencies, digital audio tape, and audio measurements. An extended list of further reading.

Key Features

Handy pocket-sized reference Straightforward explanations Must-have facts and figures for Sound Engineers


Students on HE and FE courses - sound engineering and recording, music technology, acoustics. (Eg. NVQ in Sound Assistance Level 2, and Sound Operation Level 3). Professional audio engineers and designers; broadcast and recording studio personnel, audio communications personnel.

Table of Contents

Introduction; Basic principles; The physics of sound waves; The hearing process; Noise and its measurements; Typical noise levels; Electromechanical analogies; Digital principles; Acoustics; Sound isolation; Microphones; Radio microphone frequencies; Loudspeakers; Stereo; Analogue sound mixing equipment; Signal processing; Analogue recording and reproduction; Analogue noise reduction; Compact disc; Digital audio tape; Audio measurements; Digital equipment; Midi; Studio air-conditioning; Distribution of audio signals; Radio propagation; Digital interfacing and synchronization; Ultrasonics; Radio studio facilities; Connectors; Public address data; Useful literature


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'...great for anyone more interested in the technical side. A handy source of reference.' Future Music magazine