Audio Tutorials - fav links

jamsession

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What's you're favorite Audio tutorial and reference links? (aside from the wonderful CB, of course)?

I give Shure major kudos for their educational brochures they make available. They aren't just adware, they are full of understandable theory and real-world best practices. Raises the bar and satisfaction level for all.

"Selecting & Using Wireless Microphone Systems" and
"Microphone Selection and Techniques" are both really good with useful graphics for self and passing on to clients, students, or others who are learning the ropes. (I much prefer their 3D polar pattern graphics than the typical 2D ones, for educating the differences)

http://shure.com/ProAudio/TechLibrary/index.htm
http://shure.com/ProAudio/TechLibrary/EducationalArticles/index.htm


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and this is a pretty cool flash page, I'd guess it was made by a forum user, but Shure is hosting it and I found it real interesting to play with basic mic type, polar patten, room reflectivity, distance, etc parameters.

http://www.shure.com/stellent/group...ocuments/web_resource/us_pro_dir_amb_demo.swf

General observations based on those examples:

1) parabolics bring up a sound, but are _Very_ tunnel sounding, and you still have to sort through the other material (background noise). A shotgun mic however, gets you just as good pickup without all the other ambient noise.

2) not much hearable difference between a cardoid and hyper-cardioid, but a hyper would still probably provide better feedback rejection. a WORLD of difference between the unidirectional (cardioid, super- and hyper-cardioid) and omni mics. Of course. Just fun to compare side-by-side so quickly.

A picture being worth a thousand words, this is an audio "picture". Enjoy.
 

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Seconding the PSW Study Hall and Shure resources and adding that Rane's web site (http://www.rane.com) with their Pro Audio Reference, Pro Audio Book list and Tech Notes is a great reference. All sorts of good audio related calculators and convertors at http://www.sengpielaudio.com/Calculations03.htm. http://www.coutant.org/contents.html offers information for many mic models. You have to be a member to get the most from it, but http://www.synaudcon.com/site/home.php has numerous useful articles, spreadsheets, tips, etc.
 

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Dave, or Derek, or someone with power here, is there a chance we could get this as a stickey? There're some good posts in here that link to good information. My apologies if there's already something like this.
 
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Despite the title, I see several useful reference documents posted. Similar to the links in the post above this one, these are not primers or tutorials.

Very ery useful for intercom systems.

Handbook of Intercom Systems Engineering

If you are interested in the engineering aspects of sound system design, the 2 parts of the JBL Sound System Design Reference Manual are great.

Sound System Design Reference Manual pt.1
Sound System Design Reference Manual pt.2

Naturally the price is right.:grin:

Economically,
Andre
 

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Wireless Mike Guide

I just found this and have not seen a reference to it to it here.

Lectrsonics Wireless Guide

It is quite technical, similar in quality as Jim Brown's papers (uh, are Jim Brown's papers referenced anywhere on the site?:rolleyes:), but with few more pictures and obviously Lectrosonics products featured.

While I am second guessing what has been referenced, I'll third guess and ask if Shure's excellent documents on wireless systems have been referenced yet.

No guesses,
Andre
 

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Re: Wireless Mike Guide

It is quite technical, similar in quality as Jim Brown's papers (uh, are Jim Brown's papers referenced anywhere on the site?:rolleyes:), but with few more pictures and obviously Lectrosonics products featured.
They are now, Audio Systems Group, Inc. Publications. :grin:

Also Common Acoustical and Sound System Problems, Mc Squared System Design Group, Inc. - JavaScript Calculator Features and MC Squared Systems Design Group, Inc.- Recommended Reference Books. The last is huge list of reference books, probably the most complete list I've seen for audio, acoustics and AV.
 

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