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Handbook for Sound Engineers


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Part 1-Introduction to Acoustics Chapter 1-Audio and Acoustic DNA-Past and Present Don and Carolyn Davis Chapter 2-Subjective Methods for Evaluating Sound Quality Ken Pohlmann Chapter 3-Psychoacoustics Peter Xinya Zhang Chapter 4-Hearing Physiology-Disorders-Conservation S. Benjamin Kanters Chapter 5-Fundamentals of Audio and Acoustics Pat Brown Part 2-Acoustics Chapter 6-Small Room Acoustics Doug Jones Chapter 7-Acoustical Noise Control Doug Jones Chapter 8-Acoustical Treatment for Indoor Areas Jeff Szymanski Chapter 9-Room-acoustical Fundamentals for Auditoriums and Concert Halls Dr. Wolfgang Ahnert and Hans-Peter Tennhardt Chapter 10-Worship Styles in the Christian Church Doug Jones Chapter 11-Stadiums and Outdoor Venues Ron Baker and Jack Wrightson Chapter 12-Surround Sound for Cinema Steve Barbar Chapter 13-Acoustical Modeling and Auralization Dominique J. Cheenne Part 3-Electronic Components Chapter 14-Resistors, Capacitors, and Inductors Glen Ballou Chapter 15-Audio Transformers Bill Whitlock Chapter 16-Tubes, Discrete Solid State Devices, and Integrated Circuits Glen Ballou, Leslie B. Tyler, and Wayne Kirkwood Chapter 17-Heatsinks and Relays Glen Ballou and Henry Villaume Chapter 18-Transmission Techniques: Wire and Cable Steve Lampen and Glen Ballou Chapter 19-Transmission Techniques: Fiber Optics Ron Ajemian Part 4-Electroacoustic Devices Chapter 20-Microphones Glen Ballou and Joe Ciaudelli Chapter 21-Loudspeakers Tom Danley and Doug Jones Chapter 22-Loudspeaker Cluster Design Ralph Heinz Part 5-Electronic Audio Circuits and Equipment Chapter 23-Power Supplies Glen Ballou Chapter 24-Amplifier Design Bob Cordell Chapter 25-Preamplifiers and Mixers Ray Rayburn and Bill Whitlock Chapter 26-Attenuators Glen Ballou Chapter 27-Filters and Equalizers Steve McManus Chapter 28-Delay Steve McManus Chapter 29-Consoles, DAWs, and Computers Steve Dove Chapter 30-Audio Meters and Devices Glen Ballou Part 6-Recording and Playback Chapter 31-Analog Disc Playback George Alexandrovich and Glen Ballou Chapter 32-Magnetic Recording and Playback Doug Jones Chapter 33-MIDI David Mules Huber Chapter 34-Optical Disc Formats for Audio Reproduction and Recording Ken Pohlmann Part 7-Design Applications Chapter 35-DSP Technology Dr. Craig Richardson Chapter 36-Grounding and Interfacing Bill Whitlock Chapter 37-System Gain Structure Pat Brown Chapter 38-Sound System Design Pat Brown Chapter 39-Computer Aided Sound System Design Dr. Wolfgang Ahnert and Stefan Feistel Chapter 40-Designing for Speech Intelligibility Peter Mapp Chapter 41-Virtual Systems Ray Rayburn Chapter 42-Digital Audio Interfacing and Networking Ray Rayburn Chapter 43-Personal Monitor Systems Gino Sigismondi Chapter 44-Message Repeaters, Museum and Tour Group Systems, Voice Evacuation/Mass Notification Systems Glen Ballou and Hardy Martin Chapter 45-Interpretation Systems Glen Ballou Chapter 46-Assistive Listening Systems Glen Ballou Chapter 47-Intercoms Glen Ballou Chapter 48-The Fundamentals of Display Technologies Alan C. Brawn Part 8-Measurements Chapter 49-Test and Measurement Pat Brown Chapter 50-Fundamental and Units of Measurement Glen Ballou Index

About the Author

Glen Ballou is a graduate of General Motors Institute, now Kettering University, with a bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering and a minor in Electrical Engineering. He has been a Syn-Aud-Con representative, has served as governor, convention chairman, papers chairman, and facilities chairman of the Audio Engineering Society (AES), and has been a member for the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE). He has been a contributor to S&VC, Sound and Communications, and Church Production magazine on a variety of subjects. Glen also wrote the chapter on capacitors and inductors for the CRC Press publication The Electrical Engineering Handbook. Glen is owner of Innovative Communications, a company that specializes in room acoustics and sound system design.

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