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Sound Engineering Explained Paperback – 17 Oct 2001
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"In all, the book promotes a good understanding of the principles and precesses involved with recording or reproducing audio, in a well written manner by an author who has obviously trodden the road many times."
Lighting & Sound
'I highly recommend this book to students preparing for Part 1 of the City & Guilds programme in Sound Engineering (1820).'
Reviews of the previous edition:
'...a light, informative and well-crafted book.'
A teacher of sound recording
'This is one of those books that tells you a little more than you thought you knew, even if you thought you knew quite a bit! There are also some good sections where the author politely and effectively debunks possible preconceptions that readers might have...Recommended.'
Journal of Educational Media, 1999
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"Sound Engineering Explained" is an excellent source for students looking for a clear and simple understanding of Audio Technology. Although the small book might be a bit pricey, it helped me pass the module with a result that was the second highest on the course! Definetly recommended to those who lack knowledge in the sound engineering arena.
Although it gives simple explanations of the basic topics, it fails when it comes to digital. The mechanics of the new fangled CD are explained, in more detail than is relevant (it's not a physics text book). Mini-discs might yet take the world by surprise, and there are three whole sentences describing the "affordable solid state recording...that is MP3" *
Whilst an interesting read for the absolute beginner, it's not worth the money in my opinion. There aren't many pages, there isn't enough depth to the core subjects and the conversational writng style doesn't work for me. The later sections could also use the skills of a professional proof reader. Check that there's not a copy in your local library before you buy!
* [Sound Engineering Explained, p. 159, M Talbot-Smith]
I am very happy.
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This would be a great primer for sound engineering students. Overall I think I got the idea as to what are the specifics that are required to be known in order to be a sound engineer.
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