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Basic Live Sound Reinforcement A Practical Guide for Starting Live Audio

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ISBN-10: 0240821017

ISBN-13: 9780240821016

Edition: 2013

Authors: Raven Biederman, Penny Pattison

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Description:

The purpose of this book is to provide only the most essential information needed to help the beginning audio engineer or live sound enthusiast get a firm grasp on the essentials basics of live sound reinforcement in order to land and perform their first gig. This book covers must-know topics with enough depth to establish a theoretical and practical understanding while covering often overlooked topics including emerging technologies and trends in the field.This is the first live sound text to include the use of vocal auto tuners in live venues, as well as the increasingly popular practice of combining analog instruments with digital production and effects during live shows. The author will show you how to access and interpret manufacturer spec information, and discuss shortcuts for plotting the equations needed to measure and test sound and set-ups.The comprehensive glossary will benefit even the most experienced live sound professionalTime-saving workflow guidance, such as when and how to incorporate cutting-edge work-arounds-like apps to accomplish quick calculationsWhether the performance is analog or digital, this book will improve live sound engineers' understanding of sound and ability to increase the overall quality of their shows
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Book details

List price: $47.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 7/1/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 380
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.760

Introduction
Introducing Live Sound
What Is Live Sound?
Overview of the Live Sound Industry
Live Sound
The Art and Science of Live Sound
Sound Science
Acoustics
Sound Power, Power, and More Science You Need to Know
Beyond Ears that Hear
Tools of the Trade: The Public Address System
The P.A. System
Microphones
The Mixer
Processors, Effects, and More
Amplifiers, Crossovers, and Speakers
A Word to the Wireless
Parts to P.A.
Getting Ready for the Show
Preproduction
More Preproduction
Safe Gear Humping 101
The Step-by-Step Guide to a Safe Setup
Good Sound Starts Here
From Signal to Sound
Show Time and Beyond
Setup
All in the Mix
Mixing the Live Show
Beat Trouble to the Draw
Becoming a Live Sound Professional
Getting Your Foot in the Door
Navigating the Audio-technology Marketplace
Working Like a Pro
Index
The companion website can be found at: www.focalpress.com/CW/biedennan
Bonus Online Chapters:
Chapter 28
Chapter 29
Glossary