Sound Reproduction

Author: Floyd E. Toole
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317415091
Release Date: 2017-07-28
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Sound Reproduction: The Acoustics and Psychoacoustics of Loudspeakers and Rooms, Third Edition explains the physical and perceptual processes that are involved in sound reproduction and demonstrates how to use the processes to create high-quality listening experiences in stereo and multichannel formats. Understanding the principles of sound production is necessary to achieve the goals of sound reproduction in spaces ranging from recording control rooms and home listening rooms to large cinemas. This revision brings new science-based perspectives on the performance of loudspeakers, room acoustics, measurements and equalization, all of which need to be appropriately used to ensure the accurate delivery of music and movie sound tracks from creators to listeners. The robust website (www.routledge.com/cw/toole) is the perfect companion to this necessary resource.

Sound Reproduction

Author: Floyd E. Toole
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780240520094
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Music

Floyd Toole, a leading expert in the field of sound reproduction, explains how to design the best possible listening experience for recording control rooms and home entertainment systems. This comprehensive work considers the whole sound reproduction chain from multi channel audio configurations and the loudspeaker/room system to acoustics and psychoacoustics and the evaluation process. Part 1 shows the reader how to create the best listening experience, offering practical approaches to the sound reproduction chain. Parts 2 and 3 are an in-depth consideration of acoustics and psychoacoustics - the science behind Part 1. * How to design a great audio system - for a home entertainment system or a professional recording control room * Offers a comprehensive look at the sound reproduction chain offering practical advice and helpful graphics throughout * Learn from a leading expert in sound reproduction - Floyd Toole provides essential knowledge in a highly readable and entertaining style

Loudspeaker and Headphone Handbook

Author: John Borwick
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781136120855
Release Date: 2012-09-10
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Written by a team of experts, the Loudspeaker and Headphone Handbook provides a detailed technical reference of all aspects of loudspeakers and headphones: from theory and construction of transducer drive units and enclosures, to such practical matters as construction, applications in rooms, public address, sound reinforcement, studio monitoring and musical instruments. Loudspeaker measurements and subjective evaluation are treated in equal detail and headphones are discussed comprehensively. This third edition takes account of recent significant advances in technology, including: · the latest computer-aided design systems · digital audio processing · new research procedures · the full range of loudspeakers · new user applications.

Acoustics and Psychoacoustics

Author: David M. Howard
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781317508298
Release Date: 2017-06-13
Genre: Technology & Engineering

The acoustics of a space can have a real impact on the sounds you create and capture. Acoustics and Psychoacoustics, Fifth Edition provides supportive tools and exercises to help you understand how music sounds and behaves in different spaces, whether during a performance or a recording, when planning a control room or listening space, and how it is perceived by performers, listeners, and recording engineers. With their clear and simple style, Howard and Angus cover both theory and practice by addressing the science of sound engineering and music production, the acoustics of musical instruments, the ways in which we hear musical sounds, the underlying principles of sound processing, and the application of these concepts to music spaces to create professional sound. This new edition is fully revised to reflect new psychoacoustic information related to timbre and temporal perception, including an updated discussion of vocal fold vibration principles, samples of recent acoustic treatments, and a description of variable acoustics in spaces, as well as coverage of the environment’s effect on production listening, sonification, and other topics. Devoted to the teaching of musical understanding, an accompanying website (www.routledge.com/cw/howard) features various audio clips, tutorial sheets, questions and answers, and trainings that will take your perception of sound to the next level. This book will help you: Gain a basic grounding in acoustics and psychoacoustics with respect to music audio technology systems Incorporate knowledge of psychoacoustics in future music technology system designs as appropriate Understand how we hear pitch, loudness, and timbre Learn to influence the acoustics of an enclosed space through designed physical modifications

Acoustics of Small Rooms

Author: Mendel Kleiner
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780203869246
Release Date: 2014-04-15
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Much time is spent working out how to optimize the acoustics of large rooms, such as auditoria, but the acoustics of small rooms and environments can be just as vital. The expensive sound equipment of a recording studio or the stereo in a car or living room is likewise rendered useless if the acoustic environment is not right for them. Changes in wavelength to room size ratio and the time difference between the direct and reflected sound at the listening location mean that the acoustics of small spaces are quite different to those of large spaces. Tackling these specific aspects of physics, sound perception, and applications for small spaces, Acoustics of Small Rooms brings together important facets of small room acoustics. Divided into clear sections, it covers: Sound propagation—the effects of boundaries, sound absorbers, and time conditions Physiology and psychoacoustics Methods and techniques of room and sound field optimization Examples of how these principles apply in real situations Measurement and modeling techniques

Master Handbook of Acoustics

Author: F. Alton Everest
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071603331
Release Date: 2009-05-31
Genre: Music

Practical Instruction on the Art and Science of Acoustic Design and Architecture Build your own acoustic environments such as recording studios, control rooms, and home listening rooms with expert insights from two engineering professionals. Fully expanded to cover the latest methods and software tools, Master Handbook of Acoustics, Fifth Edition presents clear explanations of acoustic phenomena and provides a hands-on approach to room design. Learn how to perform acoustic measurements, choose room dimensions, assign speaker placement, analyze response curves, and design and install sound absorbers and diffusers. You will also find details on how to fine-tune room reverberation, minimize external noise, and apply psychoacoustic concepts. Master Handbook of Acoustics, Fifth Edition explains how to: Determine how sound propagates in open and enclosed spaces Measure sound-pressure levels and work with decibels Analyze the characteristics of room modal resonances Treat rooms for optimal early reflections, reverberation, and diffusion Minimize acoustic distortion, comb-filter effects, and HVAC interference Construct high-quality stereo and surround-sound listening rooms Design personal and professional recording studios and control rooms Understand the acoustics of auditoriums and concert halls Optimize room designs using measurement, modeling, and auralization software

Recording Studio Design

Author: Philip Newell
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781317381945
Release Date: 2017-02-10
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Recording Studio Design, Fourth Edition explains the key principles of successful studio design and construction using straightforward language and the use of practical examples appreciated by readers of previous editions. Updated to reflect new industry standards, this fourth edition addresses improvements in cinema sound, with specific attention paid to B-chain electroacoustic response and calibration. Using over 50 years’ experience, author Philip Newell provides detail on the practical aspects of recording in various environments, not only exploring the complex issues relating to the acoustics but also providing real-world solutions. While the book contains detailed discussions about performing rooms, control rooms, and mobile studios, concepts of the infrastructures are also discussed, because no studio can perform optimally unless the technical and human requirements are adequately provided for. In this new edition, sound for cinema provides a platform for highlighting many, wider electroacoustic topics in a way that is relatively easy to visualise. The way in which sound and vision interact is an important aspect of many modern multimedia formats. The new edition includes: A new Chapter 22 that will thoroughly reflect recently published SMPTE investigations which will drastically impact standards for cinema sound; The inclusion of new academic research and its practical applications; An entire new illustrated chapter on room construction principles; and The consolidation of ideas which were only emerging when the earlier editions were published.

Sound Systems Design and Optimization

Author: Bob McCarthy
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781317911081
Release Date: 2016-02-26
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Sound Systems: Design and Optimization provides an accessible and unique perspective on the behavior of sound systems in the practical world. The third edition reflects current trends in the audio field thereby providing readers with the newest methodologies and techniques. In this greatly expanded new edition, you’ll find clearer explanations, a more streamlined organization, increased coverage of current technologies and comprehensive case studies of the author’s award-winning work in the field. As the only book devoted exclusively to modern tools and techniques in this emerging field, Sound Systems: Design and Optimization provides the specialized guidance needed to perfect your design skills. This book helps you: Improve your design and optimization decisions by understanding how audiences perceive reinforced sound Use modern analyzers and prediction programs to select speaker placement, equalization, delay and level settings based on how loudspeakers interact in the space Define speaker array configurations and design strategies that maximize the potential for spatial uniformity Gain a comprehensive understanding of the tools and techniques required to generate a design that will create a successful transmission/reception model

Home Recording Studio Build it Like the Pros

Author: Gervais
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781435457188
Release Date: 2010-09-29
Genre: Music

With the advances in digital technology, musicians can now produce their own music. But the gear is only part of the equation when it comes to recording and mixing. The next part is finding a soundproof room that you can produce it in. Unfortunately, any old room in your house will not suffice for a quality recording. Without a decent room, you'll never be able to record a studio-quality recording you'll be proud of and excited to have other people hear. So how do you go about creating a space in your home that has similar acoustics to that of a world-class studio? How do you soundproof this room to keep your sound in and outside noise out? How do you construct or modify the room so that its size and shape best complement its function? HOME RECORDING STUDIO: BUILD IT LIKE THE PROS, SECOND EDITION teaches you how to do all these things, from building a professional home studio to saving thousands of dollars in the process. This book teaches you how to design and understand your room – how to treat it, wire it, and condition it – while using widely available materials. Each step features visual aids to illustrate underlying concepts, as well as professional tips and examples from actual studios. Everything is covered, from room design to electrical considerations, from room treatments to codes, permits, special needs, and more.

Accurate Sound Reproduction Using DSP

Author: Mitch Barnett
Publisher:
ISBN: 1520977905
Release Date: 2017-04-02
Genre:

This eBook provides the audio enthusiast with an easy-to-follow step-by-step guide for designing a custom digital filter that corrects the frequency and timing response of your loudspeakers in your listening environment so that the music arriving at your ears matches as closely as possible to the content on the recording.Industry guidelines, spanning over 40 years of evolution, are referenced throughout the eBook, providing the recommended target responses for accurate sound reproduction. Correcting the measured response to known target responses is, in effect, matching the acoustic output signal arriving at your ears to the digital audio stored in a media file. The target responses can also be tailored to your own preferences.The chapter on the acoustics and psychoacoustics of room correction explains why we hear what we hear in small-room acoustics and what our ears care about most when it comes to accurate sound reproduction. There are individual chapters on industry target responses for frequency and step response, group delay, energy time curve, reverb time, polar response and interaural coherence coefficient (i.e., imaging).Advanced sections of the eBook show you how to design and implement digital crossovers, driver linearization, and driver time alignment; how to compensate for brickwall antialiasing filters; and how to use the Beamforming quasi-anechoic measurement technique. All of these sections are designed to incrementally improve your sound reproduction system's accuracy. The last section of the eBook shows you how to perform loopback measurements to verify the design and operation of your digital correction filter, not only at the listening position, but across a wide listening area as well.Whether your sound reproduction system is a computer desktop speaker system, stereo audiophile system, home theater multi-channel system, mains and sub-woofer system, DIY audio system, or car sound system, the results are audible, measurable, and repeatable.To benefit the most from this step-by-step guide, you will require a computer, a calibrated measurement microphone, an Analog to Digital (ADC)/Digital to Analog (DAC) converter, and two commercial software packages: Acourate DSP Audio Toolbox and JRiver Media Center. This eBook contains several color-coded images, so viewing on a color screen is required.With over 260 color screen captures of the software in action, plus 200 links to industry reference material and knowledge, this eBook is the definitive guide to Accurate Sound Reproduction Using Digital Signal Processing (DSP).

Acoustic Absorbers and Diffusers Third Edition

Author: Trevor Cox
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781315352220
Release Date: 2016-11-18
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This definitive guide covers the design and application of absorbers and diffusers in acoustics. Surface diffusion is a relatively young subject area, and diffuser design, application and characterisation are often not well understood. Although there is greater knowledge of absorption, it is also informed by new research. As two of the main design tools for altering the acoustic conditions of rooms, the correct use of absorbers and diffusers is important to the creation of quality acoustics. This text details the evolution and the current state of the art in diffuser and absorber research and application. It covers a range of practical and theoretical aspects, with extensive examples of installations and case studies to cater to practitioners working in the measurement, modelling and design of rooms, semi-enclosed spaces as well as in noise control. It is also invaluable for students and researchers wanting a grounding in acoustic treatment, as well as understanding the latest developments. All chapters have been revised and brought up to date in this new edition, with new applications, absorbers and diffusers featured. Sustainability, portable vocal booths, and fast time domain models for diffusers are just a few of the new sections. Improved techniques for measurement and prediction are included, as well as bringing old methods up-to-date with the latest refinements from standards and research. Most of the prediction methods in the book are now linked to open source implementations and downloadable MATLAB scripts, enabling readers to exploit the knowledge in this book more readily in design and research.

Principles and Applications of Room Acoustics

Author: Lothar Cremer
Publisher: Peninsula Publishing
ISBN: 0932146732
Release Date: 2016-01-01
Genre: Design

Principles and Applications of Room Acoustics, a two-volume set, is the seminal classic for the analysis of sound in closed spaces - rooms, churches, auditoriums, and concert halls. The book was originally written in German by the world-recognized acoustician Lothar Cremer in collaboration with the eminent physicist Helmut A. Muller and brilliantly translated in 1982 to English by Theodore J. Schultz. The book addresses the analyses of sound in a room from three modeling standpoints: geometrical acoustics, statistical acoustics, and wave acoustics. Providing three points of view casts invaluable insights on the same phenomenon. For example, analysis from the wave-theoretical point of view casts new and valuable light on the same phenomenon seen from the statistical and geometrical viewpoints. Painstakingly careful cross-referencing guides the reader back and forth among the alternative analyses and reinforces understanding. The two volumes total 1100 pages with 13 tables and 325 illustrations. Volume 1 I. Geometrical Room Acoustics II. Statistical Room Acoustics III. Psychological Room Acoustics Volume 2 IV. Wave-Theoretical Room Acoustics Volume 1 is of primary interest to everyone involved in building construction, architects, civil engineers, and all others interested in room acoustics, whether as performers or listeners. Volume 2, dealing only with wave-theoretical room acoustics and having greater mathematical content, is addressed to acousticians.

Handbook for Sound Engineers

Author: Glen Ballou
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781135016654
Release Date: 2015-03-05
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Handbook for Sound Engineers is the most comprehensive reference available for audio engineers, and is a must read for all who work in audio. With contributions from many of the top professionals in the field, including Glen Ballou on interpretation systems, intercoms, assistive listening, and fundamentals and units of measurement, David Miles Huber on MIDI, Bill Whitlock on audio transformers and preamplifiers, Steve Dove on consoles, DAWs, and computers, Pat Brown on fundamentals, gain structures, and test and measurement, Ray Rayburn on virtual systems, digital interfacing, and preamplifiers, Ken Pohlmann on compact discs, and Dr. Wolfgang Ahnert on computer-aided sound system design and room-acoustical fundamentals for auditoriums and concert halls, the Handbook for Sound Engineers is a must for serious audio and acoustic engineers. The fifth edition has been updated to reflect changes in the industry, including added emphasis on increasingly prevalent technologies such as software-based recording systems, digital recording using MP3, WAV files, and mobile devices. New chapters, such as Ken Pohlmann’s Subjective Methods for Evaluating Sound Quality, S. Benjamin Kanters’s Hearing Physiology—Disorders—Conservation, Steve Barbar’s Surround Sound for Cinema, Doug Jones’s Worship Styles in the Christian Church, sit aside completely revamped staples like Ron Baker and Jack Wrightson’s Stadiums and Outdoor Venues, Pat Brown’s Sound System Design, Bob Cordell’s Amplifier Design, Hardy Martin’s Voice Evacuation/Mass Notification Systems, and Tom Danley and Doug Jones’s Loudspeakers. This edition has been honed to bring you the most up-to-date information in the many aspects of audio engineering.

Immersive Sound

Author: Agnieszka Roginska
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781317480105
Release Date: 2017-10-13
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Immersive Sound: The Art and Science of Binaural and Multi-Channel Audio provides a comprehensive guide to multichannel sound. With contributions from leading recording engineers, researchers, and industry experts, Immersive Sound includes an in-depth description of the physics and psychoacoustics of spatial audio as well as practical applications. Chapters include the history of 3D sound, binaural reproduction over headphones and loudspeakers, stereo, surround sound, height channels, object-based audio, soundfield (ambisonics), wavefield synthesis, and multichannel mixing techniques. Knowledge of the development, theory, and practice of spatial and multichannel sound is essential to those advancing the research and applications in the rapidly evolving fields of 3D sound recording, augmented and virtual reality, gaming, film sound, music production and post-production. A companion website (www.routledge.com/cw/9781138900004) that contains audio examples, videos, animations, and additional material, is the perfect companion to this authoritative resource.