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Live Sound Reinforcement, Bestseller Edition

Live Sound Reinforcement, Bestseller Edition

ISBN 13: 9781592006915

ISBN 10: 1592006914

Author: Scott Hunter Stark

Pages: 380

Published: 12/30/2004

Print Book Price: $49.99 Add to cart

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!
  • 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.
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.
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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