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

  1. venuetech

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    Kai's sound handbook
    including The Feeding and Care of RF Microphones

    Kai's Sound Handbook
     
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    I'll add Live Sound Reinforcement to the book club list. I got it for Christmas. I'm most of the way done with it and I've found that it's slightly out of date in that it doesn't deal with DSP and barely scratches the surface of line arrays, however the fundamentals of sound, acoustics, and psycho-acoustics that it deals with haven't changed much over the years. It was even reasonably cheap from Barnes and Noble in paperback.
     
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    This is an ongoing issue with many technical books. For example Phil Giddings Audio System Design and Installation is a classic book that is out of print. However, despite the Author and others wanting to offer an updated version, the publisher apparently has no interest unless it dramatically changes. It seems that his only real choice is to write an entirely new book and take it to another publisher, but he would have to be very careful about not violating copyright on any of the existing book content, so that would be difficult to do. So we end up paying more for used versions than it cost when new and trying to hand them down within the industry.
     
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    The Project Studio Handbook

    Maybe more of reference than tutorial, but a great collection of good reading either way.

    Brian
     
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    Which of these books would you recommend first for a novice like me?
     
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    What you will find is that there are resources addressing the technical aspects of audio and audio systems and there are resources that focus on the use and operations of systems. There is great overlap between the two but the issue is which is your priority. Maybe an analogy is that someone can design a mixing console without ever having mixed while someone else can mix without understanding any of the electronics of the console. Knowing at least some of both sides can lead to the best result but which aspect would you focus on first?

    Probably the most widely recommended first book for live sound in general is the Yamaha Sound Reinforcement Handbook. It addresses the technical aspects but on a more general level and not in the detail of some of the other technical resources.
     
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    I was linked to a few very cool EQ guides mostly for music:

    Interactive

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    Does anyone have the interactive mic thing from the OP that link doesn't work
     
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    That Simple Feedback Trainer is AWESOME!
    I have been wanting something exactly like that for a LOOONG time. Thank you very much:p
     
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    Pro Audio Knowledge Articles by Electro-Voice

    EV's numerous knowledge articles. A lot of it is fairly dated, and specific to their gear, but an excellent resource nonetheless.
     
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    There are some basic music technology PDF guides for you to download on my school's website, should you wish. Scroll to the bottom:
    Music Technology
     
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    A lot of the Shure links are dead
     
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    Since ProSoundWeb was mentioned several times, might I also suggest:
    Sound Forums Network - The Front Page
    Very similar, with many of the same people. Sometimes it is more active. In fact, that is where someone mentioned CB as a great resource, that is how I found my way here.
     
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    It's the result of a management and platform shift by the owners of PSW.
     
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    I would like to add the following resource to the audio tutorials list:
    Tutorials | Rocksure Soundz
     
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    Updates 9-26-13:
    Various audio articles are at http://www.bartlettaudio.com/pages/learn-more-about-audio
    Theater sound system basics for beginners, aimed at schools using floor mics: http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0247/3799/files/theater_sound_system_basics_1.pdf?1492
     

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