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Handbook for Sound Engineers
Glen Ballou (Editor)
0240807588
April 2005
Paperback
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Review
"The audio industry has seen many changes since the previous edition, particularly in the digital area, all of which are included in this edition." - audioXpress

Review
"The audio industry has seen many changes since the previous edition, particularly in the digital area, all of which are included in this edition." - audioXpress

HOWARD W SAMS & CO
The most complete audio information available! Ideal for all audio professionals. "Includes the latest technological advancements. Explains MIDI, cinema sound, transformers, and compact discs. Condenses years of information and technology to one source. Details sound system design and proper installation techniques for many applicati". --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. (this review taken off...


Building Valve Amplifiers
Morgan Jones
0750656956
Aug 2004
Paperback
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Review
If you actually intend to create, modify, restore or repair tube audio equipment, I would highly recommend purchasing Building Valve Amplifiers even if you are seasoned by many years of practical experience. I am convinced that all readers will be amazed at the quantity of new useful knowledge it contains.

- James H. Hayward to appear in Andrew Marshall's Audio Ideas Guide Magazine

Book Description
Building Valve Amplifiers is a unique hands-on guide for anyone working with tube audio equipment - as an electronics experimenter, audiophile or audio engineer. Particular attention has been paid to answering questions commonly asked by newcomers to the world of the vacuum tube, whether audio enthusiasts tackling their first build, or more experienced amplifier designers seeking to...


Fundamentals of Acoustics
Lawrence E. Kinsler
0471847895
January 2000
Textbook Hardcover
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Book Description
The classic acoustics reference! This widely-used book offers a clear treatment of the fundamental principles underlying the generation, transmission, and reception of acoustic waves and their application to numerous fields. The authors analyze the various types of vibration of solid bodies and the propagation of sound waves through fluid media.

The publisher, John Wiley & Sons
A clear treatment of the fundamental principles underlying the generation, transmission, and reception of acoustic waves and their application to numerous fields. Analyzes the various types of vibration of solid bodies and the propagation of sound waves through fluid media. The third edition features discussions of antiresonance concert hall acoustics, detection theory, canonical equations, normal mode...


Introduction to Acoustics
Robert D. Finch
0023375701
June 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
Focusing on the systems and engineering aspects of acoustics, this book emphasizes the importance of speech and hearing in our lives. Organized from simple to complex, enabling readers to apply concepts and explore issues, while also offering detailed illustrations and explanations. Examines key concepts of real life situations and features examples in music, speech, hearing, architecture, and other recent developments in acoustics. For anyone interested in learning more about acoustics; as a reference for practicing engineers.

Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.
The biological evolution of hearing is believed to have begun while our progenitors were still in the sea. Fish hear with an organ similar to the human cochlea, and it is believed...


Introduction to Vascular Ultrasonography
William J. Zwiebel
0721606318
December 2004
Textbook Hardcover
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Book Description
Here’s the 5th Edition of the classic textbook on vascular ultrasound—thoroughly updated to include a new, full-color format, a new co-editor, a new team of contributors, and cutting-edge diagnostic procedures. Five well-organized sections span nearly the entire spectrum of arterial and venous ultrasound, progressing from basic concepts and instrumentation, through cerebral vessels, extremity arteries, and extremity veins, to abdominal vessels, and the pelvis. This 5th Edition also features brand-new coverage of cerebrovascular arteries, peripheral arteries, intravascular techniques, and much more.

Book Info
Univ. of Utah, Salt Lake City. Text, for sonographers, on the basics of ultrasound vascular diagnosis, emphasizing technique, normal features, and major...


Sound Reinforcement Handbook
Gary D. Davis
0881889008
January 1989
Textbook Paperback
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Noise Control Manual for Residential Buildings
David A. Harris
0070269424
July 1997
Hardcover
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Book Description
More people are spending more time at home making more noise--yet they want quiet environments. This is the only book available that tells designers, planners, architects, and builders how to give homeowners and apartment-dwellers the quiet they crave. Simple enough to be used by the average do-it-yourselfer (it avoids complex mathematics), yet so complete it will satisfy the requirements of knowledgeable building professionals, this authoritative guide gives you one-stop answers on designing, specifying, testing, and retrofitting residences to meet the new environmental standards and satisfy our need for peace and quiet.

From the Back Cover
``This is the most comprehensive book on residential sound control that I have read--[it] includes all the sound control information that...


Modern Recording Techniques
David Miles Huber
0240806255
February 2005
Textbook Paperback
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H.W. Sams
Practical information on state-of-the-art audio topics! This successful book discusses effective recording techniques for better sound results. Includes digital audio and random access audio. Discusses the use of digital technology in audio production. Offers comprehensive coverage of recording techniques. Ideal for the practicing or aspiring recording engineer. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Review
Published reviews of earlier edition:
I would recommend it highly to anyone getting into recording at the home or project-studio level as it will give you a really good grounding in the theory and industry practice which underpins the design of all that equipment and software you spend so much money on!
mightywight.net


The Pilot's Radio Communications Handbook
Paul E. Illman
0070318328
Apr 1998
Paperback
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Book Description
Featuring the newest VFR -- as well as IFR -- regulations and procedures, this new edition includes the most current information needed to become proficient in the area of radio communications.

From the Back Cover
An up-to-the-minute revision of the VFR pilots' sourcebook, this handbook adds important depth to the most thorough treatment of how to communicate confidently from the cockpit. In addition to updates of preceding editions, there are two brand-new chapters: one covers NTSB-provided examples of incidents caused primarily by human errors in communications; the other gives guidelines designed specifically to help pilots become more skilled communicators in an era of ever-busier airspaces and airports. VFR communications skills are surprisingly underaddressed in modern...


Sound Check: The Basics of Sound and Sound Systems
Tony Moscal
079353559X
January 1994
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
Sound Check is a simplified guide to what can be a tricky subject: getting good sound. Starting with an easy-to-understand explanation of the principles and physics of sound, Sound Check goes on to cover amplifiers, speaker hookup, matching speakers with amps, sound reinforcement, mixers, monitor systems, grounding, and more. Includes many diagrams, lots of illustrations, and a glossary of audio terms.


Designing, Building, and Testing Your Own Speaker System with Projects
David B. Weems
007069429X
Nov 1996
Paperback
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Book Description
The definitive do-it-yourself book on creating and testing all kinds of speaker systems is updated for the computer age, covering the latest makes and models and featuring an innovative computer program to assist with speaker design. Previous editions of this compendium of simple-to-advanced projects have sold well, thanks to a large audience of electronics hobbyists and technicians, handy audiophiles, and libraries and technical schools. This version supplies step-by-step details on using the expanded computer program, which can be ordered at significant savings with an included coupon. It also includes new speaker tests, expanded information on crossover networks, techniques for designing double-chamber reflex enclosures, practical rather than theoretical dimension charts, and more.

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High-Power Audio Amplifier Construction Manual
Randy Slone
0071341196
May 1999
Paperback
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Book Description
Design and build awesome audio amps. Amateur and professional audiophiles alike can now design and construct superior quality amplifiers at a fraction of comparable retail prices with step-by-step instruction from the High-Power audio Amplifier Construction Manual. Randy Slone, professional audio writer and electronics supply marketer, delivers the nuts-and-bolts know-how you need to optimize performance for any audio system--from home entertainment to musical instrument to sound stage. Build a few simple projects or delve into the physics of audio amplifier operation and design. This easy to understand guide walks you through: Building the optimum audio power supply; Audio amplifier power supplies and construction: Amplifier and loudspeaker protection methods; Stability, distortion, and performance; Audio amplifier...


Master Handbook of Acoustics
F. Alton Everest
0071360972
September 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
The goal of this book is to apply the principles of acoustics to the audio arts. This involves serving as an interpreter of major trends and the literature for students and practitioners in the audio field. Along with covering the more theoretical aspects of acoustics, the book applies the theory to the design of specialized audio spaces such as the home listening room, the control room, and the multi-track-recording studio.

Book Info
Explains acoustics simply and informally for the general acoustics enthusiast, with easily read translations of difficult subjects and very little mathematics. Guides the reader to achieve professional sound for home electronics.

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Architectural Acoustics
James Cowan
0071351906
July 1999

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Sound & Vibration Magazine
...This CD-ROM product is a powerful learning tool...It explains the differences among various designs so that designers and clients will have realistic expectations from their concepts.

Book Description
Representing a breakthrough in the practice of acoustical design, this two-CD-ROM set enables designers to preview sounds in a given space. The CDs’ interactive menus allow users to select type of space, materials, and dimensions--then modify the virtual space for the preferred acoustical results. Included are hundreds of far-ranging examples of spaces, from concert halls to courtyards, to schools and residences. Through sound and animation, and supported by scores of actual case studies and examples, the fundamental module shows how sound is generated, travels,...


The Book of Nero 6: Cd and DVD Burning Made Easy
Wallace Wong
1593270437
July 2004
Paperback
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Blogcritics.org, September 2004
"Superbly organized and well-written. For those just getting started with Nero, this should be an excellent primer."

Kickstart News http://www.kickstartnews.com/reviews/books/bookofnero6_ultraed.html
"I can't say enough about… this support book. Highly recommended."

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Science & Music
James W. Jeans
0486619648
June 1968
Paperback
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Book Description
The distinguished British physicist describes the scientific principles of musical sound in a precise, but non-technical way that will engage both amateur and serious musician. Topics include the development of human hearing, general properties of sound curves, transmission and reproduction of sound curves, methods of producing sound, its quality, and harmony and discord. 75 illustrations.


Communications Receivers
Ulrich Rohde
0071361219
Dec 2000
Hardcover
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Book Description
The latest in DSP, cellular, and software radio design From reception basics to cutting-edge software radio design, Communications Receivers, Third Edition brings you a storehouse of task-simplifying and task-clarifying information, examples, and tips. Written by well-known experts Ulrich Rohde, Jerry Whitaker, and Andrew Bateman, this guide covers everything from front end systems to frequency generators and controllers. Topics are thoroughly illuminated for you with hundreds of illustrations, diagrams, and mathematical equations. You'll learn the principles and practices involved in receivers and receiver systems, antennas and antenna coupling, amplifiers and gain control, mixers, frequency, oscillators, demodulation and demodulators, digital signal processing, and much more. Discover for yourself why this...


Mastering Audio: The Art and the Science
Bob Katz
0240805453
March 2003
Paperback
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Review
"The definitive work on mastering...an indispensable resource for anyone working with audio... If you only buy one book on audio, this has to be it - it should be required reading for anyone involved with recording, producing or mastering music."
Sound on Sound magazine

"As one of the most complete books on the final stage in the recording process...this book clears up any potential misconceptions for newbies and veterans alike." Electronic Musician Magazine, July 2003

"This book is sure to become the 'Industry Bible' on mastering audio. Highly recommended."
Christopher Hambly, www.audiocourses.com

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"The definitive work on mastering...an indispensable resource for anyone working with audio... If you only buy one book on audio, this has to be it - it should be...

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