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Live Sound Reinforcement, 1st Edition

  • Scott Hunter Stark
  • ISBN-10: 0918371074  |  ISBN-13: 9780918371072
  • 320 Pages
  • © 1997 | Published
  • List Price = $ 29.95
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About

Overview

Get ready to learn live sound reinforcement using the best-selling title on the subject available! The simple language, detailed illustrations, and concrete examples in this book are suitable for novice to intermediate-level users. "Live Sound Reinforcement" outlines all aspects of P.A. system operation and commonly encountered sound system design concerns. Topics include microphones, speaker systems, equalizers, mixers, signal processors, amplifiers, system wiring and interfaces, indoor and outdoor sound considerations and psychoacoustics.

Table of Contents

Sound Reinforcement System Basics
The Nature of Sound
Hearing and Basic Psychoacoustics
Audio Measurement Terms and Concepts
Microphones
Equalizers
Mixers
Other Signal Processing and Effects
Loudspeakers and Crossovers
Power Amplifiers and Impedance concerns
General System Considerations
Speech Reinforcement
Music Reinforcement
Concert Systems
Stage Monitor Systems
System Wiring
The Engineer as Artist

Supplements

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Instructor Supplements

Live Sound Reinforcement, Bestseller Edition  (ISBN-10: 1592006914 | ISBN-13: 9781592006915)

Whether readers run sound for a high energy rock band, mix acoustic performers in a small nightclub, or simply want to understand how to set up the PA in their house, "Live Sound Reinforcement, Best Seller Edition" is perfect for anyone serious about operating professional sound reinforcement equipment. In a combined package, this book and DVD guide readers through the ins and outs of sound system components, setups, mixing and troubleshooting, as well as principles and concepts fundamental to live sound reinforcement. The instructional DVD provides hands-on demonstrations, tips and techniques used in real live sound situations from indoor venues to outdoor stages. Readers will learn about sound reinforcement as experts share their experiences, along with tips and tricks that will help take them from beginners to pros in no time. With nearly 3 hours of unprecedented production quality and detailed graphics combined with over 300 pages of expert instruction, this edition is the finest offering on the subject. "Live Sound Reinforcement, Best Seller Edition" is packed with the easy-to-understand, practical information that is necessary to successfully and effectively operate a PA system with professional skills and expertise!

List Price = $49.99  | CengageBrain Price = $49.99  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $30.00

Student Supplements

Live Sound Reinforcement, Bestseller Edition  (ISBN-10: 1592006914 | ISBN-13: 9781592006915)

Whether readers run sound for a high energy rock band, mix acoustic performers in a small nightclub, or simply want to understand how to set up the PA in their house, "Live Sound Reinforcement, Best Seller Edition" is perfect for anyone serious about operating professional sound reinforcement equipment. In a combined package, this book and DVD guide readers through the ins and outs of sound system components, setups, mixing and troubleshooting, as well as principles and concepts fundamental to live sound reinforcement. The instructional DVD provides hands-on demonstrations, tips and techniques used in real live sound situations from indoor venues to outdoor stages. Readers will learn about sound reinforcement as experts share their experiences, along with tips and tricks that will help take them from beginners to pros in no time. With nearly 3 hours of unprecedented production quality and detailed graphics combined with over 300 pages of expert instruction, this edition is the finest offering on the subject. "Live Sound Reinforcement, Best Seller Edition" is packed with the easy-to-understand, practical information that is necessary to successfully and effectively operate a PA system with professional skills and expertise!

List Price = $49.99  | CengageBrain Price = $49.99  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $30.00

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Scott Hunter Stark

Scott Hunter Stark has been involved in professional audio since the late 1970¿s. He started out designing custom loudspeaker systems and operating systems for live performances at a time when then-existing commercial systems could not live up to the demands of increasingly larger audiences with increasingly discerning ears. In the 1980¿s and 90¿s he was active in providing audio, staging and lighting services to a wide variety of performance events in clubs, theaters, outdoor events and more recently houses of worship in the eastern United States. Throughout his career Stark found a repeated need for presenting plain-English explanations of how sound systems worked, particularly for aspiring engineers struggling with important concepts of physics and sound properties. He translated his years of working experience and knowledge into print with the first edition of Live Sound Reinforcement, later released in 1996 by MixBooks. After years of working in the sound system and engineering business, Stark attended law school and worked with several Internet ventures. Today he is a sound system consultant in the Washington, DC area where he currently resides.