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Discussion in 'Sound, Music, and Intercom' started by jamsession, Feb 10, 2008.

  1. 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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    Not exactly a link, but an application for frequency recognition:

    Simple Feedback Trainer
     
  3. jamsession

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    that's a fun one - thx.

    Instead of name that tune - "Name that tone" :^)
     
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    I've gotten lots of good information here, along with the Yamaha Sound Reinforcement Handbook, and this little book written by Paul White I picked up at Borders on Michigan Avenue called Basic Live Sound

    ProSoundWeb's Study Hall
     
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    thx, I like the PSW chalkboard links.

    I also realy enjoy The Live Sound Manual: Getting Great Sound at Every Gig
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/0879306998/?tag=controlbooth-20

    Doesn't waste any time or oxygen, chock full of useful tips. hands-on.

    Load-in.
    Have a great show
    Loud out. (it was a typo but I left it) :^)

    repeat.
     
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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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    cool - thanks much
     
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    If you like that site you would probably love the Pro Sound Web (PSW) LAB, LAB Lounge and Installed Sound forums.
     
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    avkid Not a New User Fight Leukemia

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    Two posts in one day, that's hardly what I call an active message board.
     
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    The best general primer on sound I've found thusfar:

    http://www.tiem.utk.edu/~gross/sounden2.txt

    It's very basic and general, but it's something a lot of folks I know ought to read.
     
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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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    I suppose that's not a bad idea, so consider it stuck :)
     
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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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    Multichannel Sound

    The best essay I have read on three channel mixing for live sound is Jim Brown's Mixing For Three-Channel Reinforcement.

    I see more references to surround sound on the forums. The Recording Academy's Producers & Engineers Wing Recommendations For Surround Sound Production is an excellent summary of current state of the art for surround sound for film, TV, home, disco and car use.

    Naturally the price is still right

    Multi-directionally economical,
    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

    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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