Best Acoustic Engineering Books

Here you will get Best Acoustic Engineering Books For you.This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.

1. CTS Certified Technology Specialist Exam Guide, Third Edition

Author: by AVIXA Inc.
McGraw-Hill Education
608 pages

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Publisher’s Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. The Most Complete, Up-to-Date CTS Exam Study SystemPublished with AVIXA, CTS Certified Technical Specialist Exam Guide, Third Edition provides comprehensive coverage of all objectives on the latest release of the AVIXA Certified Technology Specialist examthe leading internationally recognized audiovisual (AV) certification.

You’ll get learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter, best practices, checklists, diagrams, photos, chapter review questions with in-depth explanations, and a full-color insert. Designed to help you prepare for the CTS exam, this authoritative resource also serves as an essential on-the-job reference.

Digital content includes: New sample CTS questions from AVIXACovers all current CTS exam objectives, including how to: Gather customer information Conduct a site survey Evaluate and recommend changes to a site environment Develop an AV project scope Design AV solutions Integrate AV solutions Operate AV solutions Manage an AV project Maintain AV operations Conduct maintenance activities Troubleshoot and repair AV solutions

2. Mixing Secrets for the Small Studio (Sound On Sound Presents…)

Author: by Mike Senior
444 pages

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Discover how to achieve release-quality mixes even in the smallest studios by applying power-user techniques from the world’s most successful producers. Mixing Secrets for the Small Studio is the best-selling primer for small-studio enthusiasts who want chart-ready sonics in a hurry.

Drawing on the back-room strategies of more than 160 famous names, this entertaining and down-to-earth guide leads you step-by-step through the entire mixing process. On the way, you’ll unravel the mysteries of every type of mix processing, from simple EQ and compression through to advanced spectral dynamics and “fairy dust” effects.

User-friendly explanations introduce technical concepts on a strictly need-to-know basis, while chapter summaries and assignments are perfect for school and college use. Learn the subtle editing, arrangement, and monitoring tactics which give industry insiders their competitive edge, and master the psychological tricks which protect you from all the biggest rookie mistakes.

3. Modern Recording Techniques (Audio Engineering Society Presents)

Author: by David Miles Huber
642 pages

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Modern Recording Techniques is the bestselling, authoritative guide to sound and music recording. Whether you’re just starting out or are looking for a step-up in the industry, Modern Recording Techniques provides an in-depth read on the art and technologies of music production.

It’s a must-have reference for all audio bookshelves. Using its familiar and accessible writing style, this ninth edition has been fully updated, presenting the latest production technologies and includes an in-depth coverage of the DAW, networked audio, MIDI, signal processing and much more.

A robust companion website features video tutorials, web-links, an online glossary, flashcards, and a link to the author’s blog. Instructor resources include a test bank and an instructor’s manual. The ninth edition includes: Updated tips, tricks and insights for getting the best out of your studio An introduction to the Apple iOS in music production Introductions to new technologies and important retro studio techniques The latest advancements in DAW systems, signal processing, mixing and mastering.

4. Mastering Audio, Third Edition: The Art and the Science (LIVRE SUR LA MU)

Author: by Bob Katz

‎ Focal Press
408 pages

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Become a master of audio. This bestselling book has shown thousands of mixing and mastering engineers, musicians, A&R producers how to create great sound. It fully integrates technical with artistic and is idea for students and working professional/ Mastering Audio is you complete reference: don’t leave the studio without it!What is mastering?

Mastering it the last creative step when producing a record album or single for disc, home music server, iPod, broadcast or internet delivery. Mastering Audio unravels the technical mysteries that challenge audio engineers daily-in an easy to grasp, holistic manner.

Learn new and powerful artictic techniques for sterio and surround sound. To master audio you must become the master of audio* Written by a well respected engineer who has engineered albums which have won the Grammy * Provides you with information on the latest techniques and processes used in mastering * Covers equipment, training and the business of mastering and answers all the frequently asked questions

5. Logic Pro X For Dummies, 2nd Edition

Author: by Graham English
For Dummies
416 pages

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Spend less time learning and more time recording Logic Pro X offers Mac users the tools and power they need to create recordings ready to share with the world. This book provides the know-how for navigating the interface, tweaking the settings, picking the sounds, and all the other tech tasks that get in the way of capturing the perfect take.

Written by a Logic Pro X trainer who’s used the software to further his own music career, Logic Pro X For Dummies cuts back on the time needed to learn the software and allows for more time making amazing recordings.

Record live sound sources or built-in virtual instruments Arrange your tracks to edit, mix, and master Discover tips to speed the process and record on an iPad Make sense of the latest software updates A favorite among Logic Pro X beginners, this book is updated to reflect the ongoing changes added to enhance Logic Pro X’s recording power.

6. Small Signal Audio Design

Author: by Douglas Self
Focal Press
784 pages

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Small Signal Audio Design is a highly practical handbook providing an extensive repertoire of circuits that can be assembled to make almost any type of audio system. The publication of Electronics for Vinyl has freed up space for new material, (though this book still contains a lot on moving-magnet and moving-coil electronics) and this fully revised third edition offers wholly new chapters on tape machines, guitar electronics, and variable-gain amplifiers, plus much more.

A major theme is the use of inexpensive and readily available parts to obtain state-of-the-art performance for noise, distortion, crosstalk, frequency response accuracy and other parameters. Virtually every page reveals nuggets of specialized knowledge not found anywhere else. For example, you can improve the offness of a fader simply by adding a resistor in the right place- if you know the right place.

Essential points of theory that bear on practical audio performance are lucidly and thoroughly explained, with the mathematics kept to an absolute minimum. Self’s background in design for manufacture ensures he keeps a wary eye on the cost of things.

7. Recording Unhinged: Creative and Unconventional Music Recording Techniques (Music Pro Guides)

Author: by Sylvia Massy
Hal Leonard
258 pages

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Recording Unhinged: Creative and Unconventional Music Recording Techniques dares you to unlearn safe record-making, to get out from behind the windshield, stick your head out the sunroof, and put the pedal to the metal! Sylvia Massy and her cohort of celebrity music industry producers, engineers, and recording stars discard fixed notions about how music should be recorded and explore techniques that fall outside the norm and yield emotionally powerful, incredibly personal, gut-wrenching, and even scary recordings.

Joined by Hans Zimmer, Al Schmitt, Bruce Swedien, Jack Joseph Puig, Dave Pensado, Tchad Blake, Bob Clearmountain, Linda Perry, Michael Franti, Michael Beinhorn, Bob Ezrin, Geoff Emerick, and many others, this book has the stories, tips, recipes, photos, advice, diagrams, exercises, illustrations, and jokes that you won’t find in any other instructional manual.

And what about that cover? Recording Unhinged contains many eye-popping illustrations by Sylvia herself. As if being a celebrated producer isn’t enough, Sylvia’s iconic illustrations bring real and imaginary recording situations to life.Catchy Bass Lines? Engineering Marvels? How to Mic a Chicken?!!

8. The Sound Reinforcement Handbook

Author: by Gary Davis
432 pages

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(Yamaha Products).Sound reinforcement is the use of audio amplification systems. This book is the first and only book of its kind to cover all aspects of designing and using such systems for public address and musical performance. The book features information on both the audio theory involved and the practical applications of that theory, explaining everything from microphones to loudspeakers.

This revised edition features almost 40 new pages and is even easier to follow with the addition of an index and a simplified page and chapter numbering system. New topics covered include: MIDI, Synchronization, and an Appendix on Logarithms.416 Pages.

9. Sound Reproduction: The Acoustics and Psychoacoustics of Loudspeakers and Rooms (Audio Engineering Society Presents)

Author: by Floyd E. Toole

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Sound Reproduction: The Acoustics and Psychoacoustics of Loudspeakers and Rooms, Third Edition explains the physical and perceptual processes that are involved in sound reproduction and demonstrates how to use the processes to create high-quality listening experiences in stereo and multichannel formats.

Understanding the principles of sound production is necessary to achieve the goals of sound reproduction in spaces ranging from recording control rooms and home listening rooms to large cinemas. This revision brings new science-based perspectives on the performance of loudspeakers, room acoustics, measurements and equalization, all of which need to be appropriately used to ensure the accurate delivery of music and movie sound tracks from creators to listeners.

The robust website (www.Routledge. Com/cw/toole) is the perfect companion to this necessary resource.

10. Home Recording Studio: Build It Like the Pros

Author: by Rod Gervais
Cengage Learning PTR
352 pages

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With the advances in digital technology, musicians can now produce their own music. But the gear is only part of the equation when it comes to recording and mixing. The next part is finding a soundproof room that you can produce it in.

Unfortunately, any old room in your house will not suffice for a quality recording. Without a decent room, you’ll never be able to record a studio-quality recording you’ll be proud of and excited to have other people hear. So how do you go about creating a space in your home that has similar acoustics to that of a world-class studio?

How do you soundproof this room to keep your sound in and outside noise out? How do you construct or modify the room so that its size and shape best complement its function? HOME RECORDING STUDIO: BUILD IT LIKE THE PROS, SECOND EDITION teaches you how to do all these things, from building a professional home studio to saving thousands of dollars in the process.

This book teaches you how to design and understand your room – how to treat it, wire it, and condition it – while using widely available materials. Each step features visual aids to illustrate underlying concepts, as well as professional tips and examples from actual studios.

11. Master Handbook of Acoustics, Sixth Edition

Author: by F. Alton Everest
McGraw-Hill Education TAB
640 pages

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Publisher’s Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. The most complete and current guide to architectural acoustics principles and practicesDesign and construct audiophile-quality sonic environments of all sizes-from home theaters and project studios to large-scale recording studios.

Thoroughly revised to include new acoustical design techniques, Master Handbook of Acoustics, Sixth Edition, explains the art and science of room acoustics and architecture by combining theoretical instruction with matter-of-fact engineering advice. Written by renowned experts in the field and refined through several editions, this fully updated classic describes the fundamentals of acoustical properties, as well as the latest solutions to acoustical problems.

Throughout, this authoritative text provides clear explanations, describes hands-on techniques, and features numerous room designs that can be built as presented, or adapted to your particular needs. Understand how sound waves travel in free fields and in enclosed spacesLearn how human sound perception and psychoacoustics affect room designCalculate and predict reflections, reverberation times, and room modesPerform acoustical measurements and site surveys, and choose construction materialsDesign, build, and install treatment modules to optimize early reflections, reverberation, and diffusionDesign and build home theaters, home studios, control rooms, recording studios, and other acoustically sensitive spacesReduce HVAC noise levels, and achieve excellent sound isolation with proven wall, window, and door designsUnderstand the acoustics of auditoriums and concert hallsUtilize the supplied cost-effective plans and specifications for a variety of recording and listening rooms

12. The Mixing Engineer's Handbook 4th Edition

Author: by Bobby Owsinski
Bobby Owsinski Media Group
January 18, 2017

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Mixing musicthe process of combining and shaping the component parts of a song into a polished, completed recordingwas once considered an unteachable art. The first edition of Bobby Owsinski’s The Mixing Engineer’s Handbook destroyed that myth forever, breaking the craft of mixing down into discrete, understandable steps and showing musicians, audio engineers, and producers exactly how to get great results in the studio.

The book has since become the go-to text on mixing for recording programs in colleges and universities around the world. Now available in a completely revised fourth edition, The Mixing Engineer’s Handbook remains the best, most up-to-date source for mastering the art and science of creating pro-quality mixes Topics covered include: * The six elements of a mix, from achieving balance to creating interest * The secrets of equalization and magic frequencies * Advanced techniques expected of today’s mixer, like track cleanup, adjusting track timing, pitch correction, sound replacement, and automation tricks * Easy-to-grasp methods for adding effects, sonic layering, calculating delay, and much more The book also features 25 interviews with some of the music industry’s most successful and celebrated audio engineers/producers/mixers, who share their expertise, insights, and philosophies about mixing.

13. Dan Alexander Audio: A Vintage Odyssey

Author: by Dan Alexander
440 pages

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Dan Alexander Audio reveals the origins and history of vintage recording gear, told by the man who coined the term. It discusses the products of 22 manufacturers, illustrated with over 450 never-before-published photographs in full-color and reprints of original manufacturers’ sales brochures from the author’s collection.

This book features:A list of over 7,500 pieces of vintage gear Dan Alexander sold from 1979 until 2000, including prices, serial numbers, and buyerA complete list of microphone types distributed by Telefunken from 1928 until 1980, including technical information on mics by Neumann, Akg, Schoeps, Rft, and GeffelA complete list of Trident A and B range console40 pages on Neve modules and consolesHelios product information and photographs information sourced from Dick Swettenhams’ personal sales binder.

14. An Empire of Their Own: How the Jews Invented Hollywood

Author: by Neal Gabler
512 pages

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A provocative, original, and richly entertaining group biography of the Jewish immigrants who were the moving forces behind the creation of America’s motion picture industry. The names Harry Cohn, William Fox, Carl Laemmle, Louis B. Mayer, Jack and Harry Warner, and Adolph Zucker are giants in the history of contemporary Hollywood, outsiders who dared to invent their own vision of the American Dream.

Even to this day, the American values defined largely by the movies of these migrs endure in American cinema and culture. Who these men were, how they came to dominate Hollywood, and what they gained and lost in the process is the exhilarating story of An Empire of Their Own.

15. Artist Management for the Music Business

Author: by Paul Allen
338 pages

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Anyone managing an artist’s career needs to be well versed and have a savvy understanding of the moving parts of the music business. Learn how and why those moving parts “move,” as well as how to manage and navigate a music-based career.

Artist Management for the Music Business gives a comprehensive view of how to generate income through music and how to strategically plan for future growth. The book is full of valuable practical insights. It includes interviews and case studies with examples of real-world management issues and outcomes.

Updates to this new edition include the importance of online streaming to music careers, how anyone can effectively network, tools for successful negotiation, ways to identify and manage income sources, and guidance on the ever-changing social media landscape of the music business.

This book gives access to resources about artist management and the music business at its companion website, . There is no login, and the resources are updated regularly.

16. Greatest American Muscle Car Coloring Book – Modern Edition: Muscle cars coloring book for adults and kids – hours of coloring fun!

Author: by Alexander Watts
80 pages

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In the late 50s and very early 60s American car manufacturers decided to put big, powerful engines into their regular production models upon doing so a completely new genre of motor car was born the American Muscle Car! This collection are a few of my favorites from the 90s through to today’s current muscle car models.

Next to each of the carefully selected models are some interesting facts about these special cars. Here are some of the cars featured in this coloring book: Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat (2019) Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 (2016) Ford Mustang Shelby GT 500 (2019) Cadillac CTS-V (2004) Equus Bass 770 (2013) Ford GT (2016) Dodge RAM SRT-10 (2004) Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Trackhawk (2018) Ford F-150 Raptor (2010) Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody’ (2020) Chevrolet Corvette Z06 (2014) Dodge Viper (1991)For each of the cars there is a smaller test’ picture for you to test your colors before you get to work on the main drawing.Have fun!Book size is 8.

5″ x 11″There are blank pages behind each image to ensure no color ‘bleed’ throughEach car is accompanied by some interesting and informative detailMakes a great and exciting gift for ANY muscle car enthusiastCars featured are from a ’90s Dodge Viper through to 2020’s current muscle car modelsPlease check out my other book in this series – Greatest American Muscle Cars – Classic Edition