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The Ultimate Live Sound Operator's Handbook (Book & DVD) (Music Pro Guides) Paperback – 15 Sep 2011
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About the Author
Bill Gibson has spent the last 30-plus years writing, performing, recording, producing, and teaching music. He has authored more than 30 books and videos about audio recording. His style is acclaimed for straightforward and understandable explanations of audio concepts and applications. Gibson is also known for his work helping Quincy Jones author the book Q on Producing. He also developed and teaches the online sound course for the Berklee College of Music in Boston. The course has been very helpful to an amazingly diverse international student body.
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Worse is the theoretical information, which is patchy - and in places actually incorrect... For eample, he defines RMS as "the square root of the arithmetic mean of the square's set of values". Somebody needs a technical editor.
And don't get me started on the chapter about cables, which is just one big exercise in hi-fi voodoo, and an advert for a certain cable manufacturer. Blind tests aren't mentioned anywhere, so the 'differences' he describes are more than likely just the result of the aural equivalent of the placebo effect. And the section on digital audio connections is plainly ridiculous.
That said, there are some great practical tips for working in the industry, and for things like miking and processing different instruments. A lot of these are more applicable to recording than live sound, but useful nonetheless.
Perfect book for all live-sound engineers, technicians, operators!
Also for newbies and students.
Updated for 2011, covers everything with many diagrams, schemes and dvd.
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Very technical book and a must read for every ne who want's attempt sound engineering.Published 2 months ago by Edgars Valkovskis