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Handbook of Recording Engineering

  • Authors
  • John M. Eargle

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Section 1. Acoustical Foundations in Recording

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  3. Section 2. Microphones

  4. Section 3. Fundamentals of stereophonic Recording

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  5. Section 4. Recording Systems: Architecture, Metering and Monitoring

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  6. Section 5. The Recording Medium

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  7. Section 6. Signal Processing

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  8. Section 7. Studio Production Techniques

  9. Section 8. Postproduction Techniques

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  10. Section 9. Consumer Formats for Recorded Sound

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  11. Section 10. Commercial and Operational Aspects of Recording

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  12. Back Matter
    Pages 509-518

About this book

Introduction

John Eargle's 4th edition of The Handbook of Recording Engineering is the latest version of his long-time classic hands-on book for aspiring recording engineers. It follows the broad outline of its predecessors, but has been completely recast for the benefit of today's training in recording and its allied arts and sciences.

Digital recording and signal processing are covered in detail, as are actual studio miking and production techniques -- including the developing field of surround sound. As always, the traditional topics of basic stereo, studio acoustics, analog tape recording, and the stereo LP are covered in greater detail than you are likely to find anywhere except in archival references.

This book has been completely updated with numerous new topics added and outdated material removed. Many technical descriptions are now presented in Sidebars, leaving the primary text for more general descriptions.

Handbook of Recording Engineering, Fourth Edition is for students preparing for careers in audio, recording, broadcast, and motion picture sound work. It will also be useful as a handbook for professionals already in the audio workplace.


Keywords

Audio Limiter Signal acoustics analog coding psychoacoustics signal analysis signal processing transmission video

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