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Recording and Producing Audio for Media

Recording and Producing Audio for Media

ISBN 13: 9781435460652

ISBN 10: 1435460650

Author: Stanley R. Alten

Pages: 560

Published: 10/12/2011

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Description
Written by highly respected author Stan Alten, RECORDING AND PRODUCING AUDIO FOR MEDIA introduces readers to the basic techniques and principles necessary for audio production in today's media. Comprehensive, accurate, and up-to-date, the text covers informational, perceptual, and aesthetic aspects of sound as they apply to each stage of the production process, from planning to post-production. Aspiring musicians, sound engineers, and producers will also gain a fundamental understanding of the principles, technologies, and techniques of audio production and post-production for media, including radio, television, film, music recording, interactive media, the Internet, and mobile media.
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Benefits
  • Best-selling author Stanley Alten breaks essential topics--ranging from microphones to monitors, consoles and DAWs, synchronization, processors, voiceovers, dialog, field recordings, scoring, video games, mobile devices, post-production, and more--down to their fundamental elements.
  • Completely up to date and comprehensive in scope, the text offers step-by-step instruction on everything from the fundamentals of sound and acoustics to the intricacies of recording and producing various types of media.
  • Numerous helpful illustrations in each chapter enhance Alten''s user--friendly coverage of all the fundamentals of sound and recording/producing for media.
Author Bio
Stanley R. Alten
Stanley R. Alten teaches audio production, TV/film aesthetics, writing, and criticism. Before joining the Syracuse University faculty, he worked in radio and television as a producer, writer, sound designer, performer, and station manager in numerous markets, including Philadelphia, New York, and Boston. He also has many film and record production credits and continues to be professionally active through his own production company. Alten is an internationally recognized authority in sound production. He is the author of AUDIO IN MEDIA, the leading audio-production text in North America for more than two decades. The book has been translated into Spanish, Korean, German, and Chinese. Recently, Alten authored a brief version of it titled AUDIO BASICS, also published with Cengage Learning. Other writing credits include AUDIO AND MEDIA: THE RECORDING STUDIO, which focuses on music recording. He also has written many articles for the ENCYCLOPEDIA OF RADIO, WORLD BOOK ENCYCLOPEDIA (for which he served as audio editor), and the INTERNATIONAL ENCYCLOPEDIA OF EDUCATION, 2nd Edition. He has been honored for teaching excellence by the Outstanding Educators of America, Alpha Epsilon Rho, and the National Science Foundation.
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Table of Contents
1. Sound and Hearing.
2. Acoustics and Psychoacoustics.
3. Loudspeakers and Monitoring.
4. Microphones.
5. Consoles and Control Surfaces.
6. Recording.
7. Synchronization and Transfers.
8. Signal Processors.
9. Sound and the Speaking Voice.
10. Voice-overs and Narration.
11. Dialogue.
12. Studio Production: Radio and Television.
13. Field Production: News and Sports.
14. Sound Design.
15. Sound Effects.
16. Music Underscoring.
17. Audio for Interactive Media: Game Sound.
18. Internet Production.
19. Music Recording.
20. Editing.
21. Mixing: An Overview.
22. Music Mixdown.
23. Premixing and Rerecording for Television and Film.
24. Evaluating the Finished Product.
Sample Chapters