Live Sound Reinforcement, Bestseller Edition, 1st Edition

  • Scott Hunter Stark
  • ISBN-10: 1592006914  |  ISBN-13: 9781592006915
  • 380 Pages
  • © 2005 | Published
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Whether you 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 your house of worship, this is the guide for you! In a one-of-a-kind combined package, this amazingly comprehensive book and DVD guide you through the ins and outs of sound system components, setups, mixing, and troubleshooting, as well as principles and concepts fundamental to live sound reinforcement. It is packed with the easy-to-understand, practical information you need to operate your PA system with professional skill and expertise! The instructional DVD provides nearly three hours of unprecedented production quality and detailed graphics in the form of hands-on demonstrations, tips and techniques used in real-world live sound situations from indoor venues to outdoor stages. Listen and learn as reinforcement experts share their experiences and provide you with tips and tricks that will take you from beginner to pro in no time.

Features and Benefits

  • This bestselling title on live sound reinforcement is now available in its first new edition in 9 years, the "Best Seller Edition", packaged with the "Live Sound Reinforcement DVD".
  • Perfect for anyone serious about operating professional sound reinforcement equipment.
  • Written in simple language with detailed illustrations and concrete examples, this book and its accompanying DVD are suitable for novice to intermediate-level users.
  • Outlines all aspects of PA system operation and commonly encountered sound system design concerns.
  • Includes coverage of topics such as microphones, speaker systems, equalizers, mixers, signal processors, amplifiers, system wiring and interfaces, indoor and outdoor sound considerations and psychoacoustics.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Sound Reinforcement System Basics
Chapter 2: The Nature of Sound
Chapter 3: The Nature of Hearing
Chapter 4: Audio Measurement Terms and Concepts
Chapter 5:Microphones
Chapter 6: Equalizers
Chapter 7: Mixers
Chapter 8: Other Signal Processing and Effects
Chapter 9: Speakers and Crossovers
Chapter 10: Power Amps and Impedance Concerns
Chapter 11: General System Considerations
Chapter 12: Speech Reinforcement
Chapter 13: Music Reinforcement
Chapter 14: Concert Systems
Chapter 15: Monitor Systems
Chapter 16: System Wiring
Chapter 17: The Engineer as an Artist

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.