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Also recommended is his book on small signal audio circuits listed here and another on designing active crossovers found here. Slone, G. Audio Eng. Ballou, Glen, ed. The book is divided into chapters written by multiple authors, resulting in great differences in treatment, tone and thoroughness of subject matter. Some sections are excellent and useful to a sound engineer; some are not. Benson, K. Blair , ed.
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He has done a great job of gathering in one place all the truly relevant information about audio engineering. There are woefully few books on analog audio circuit design as it is, but this is truly a monumental work. Only Self could fill pages on this topic—and not one word too many! BUY IT. However, if you are not an audio engineer, then I think this should not be your only reference book.
It covers a lot of ground, from the math and physics of audio, all the way through digital audio transmission and standards.
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Another book that I read twice cover to cover on the train during commutes It's fairly dense reading. There's a lot of info in here that is somewhat dated at this point, but also a lot of valuable stuff. Because it's basically "historical" it might be best to read in a guided setting, unless you already have a background in tuning and temperament. Mar 26, Mikael Lind rated it it was amazing Shelves: music , music-theory , aesthetics , physics. Dense but amazing book on the physics of sound, acoustics, hearing, and the relationship between the science of sound and our aesthetic foundation of music.
I can't really get myself to read it all from beginning to end, but I keep coming back to it, reading selected chapters back and forth. A classic in its field, and this edition is beautiful, with awesome images. Despite having over years on its back, this is an awesome book, and a must-have for anybody who wants a deeper understanding of Dense but amazing book on the physics of sound, acoustics, hearing, and the relationship between the science of sound and our aesthetic foundation of music.
Despite having over years on its back, this is an awesome book, and a must-have for anybody who wants a deeper understanding of how sound is produced, how it is experienced by us listeners, and how musical foundations are at least partly built around certain physical realities of sound the overtone series, for example. Mar 15, Jodi rated it it was amazing. I discovered this from watching Full Mantis, the Milford Graves documentary. Dec 20, Mark rated it it was amazing Shelves: music , science.
Wonderful book which ought to be de rigeur for the composer, includes a chart which gives scope and range of pitch in Khz and the octave scale for a few dozen instruments. As well as great technical information Shelves: music. One of the first truly scientific expositions on music cognition.
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