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Master Handbook of Acoustics

Master Handbook of Acoustics
Author: F. Alton Everest - Ken Pohlmann
ISBN 13: 9780071603324
ISBN 10: 71603328
Edition: 5
Publisher: McGraw-Hill/TAB Electronics
Publication Date: 2009-06-22
Format: Paperback
Pages: 528
List Price: $44.00

*2 complete chapters on acoustical software solutions

*Full chapter on acoustical measurements and calculations
*Added guidance on small recording and voice-over studios

No one can touch the Master ...No other book even comes close to legendary acoustical scientist F. Alton Everest's Master Handbook of Acoustics for a friendly, practice-oriented tour of acoustical principles. This readable yet authoritative guide tenderizes a tough subject so that audio buffs can apply leading-edge acoustical thought and design in their own home recording studios and listening rooms.Keeping his target audience of hobbyists, electronics enthusiasts, and audiophiles always in mind, the author makes the science of sound interesting and understandable. Only someone who understands acoustics as well as Everest Senior Member of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers, the Acoustical Society of America, and the IEEE — could explain these principles so simply, informally, and with such relevance to home projects.

Short on mathematical derivations and long on easy-reading translations of difficult technical subjects, F. Alton Everest's Master Handbook of Acoustics is a rewarding piece of prose that can help you elevate any audio project to a higher standard. An inexhaustible source of ideas, inspiration, and techniques, it's a classic work that every audiophile wants to own. This book is a true keeper.

For the ultimate in custom sound

For those who love electronics and high-end listening and recording, this book is the key to the kingdom, unlocking the theory that lets you:
*Achieve professional recording results at home
*Customize the perfect listening chamber
*Build an audio/video tech room for state-of-the-art voice-over recording
*Create "quiet air" in your home recording studio
*Modify sound with adjustable acoustics
*Control reverberation, interference, and just plain noiseControl distortion in the air medium itself

WITH CONTRIBUTIONS FROM—Geoff Goacher, Acoustical Research AssociatesPeter D'Antonio, President & CEO, RPG Diffusor Systems


Intended for hobbyists, electronics enthusiasts, and audiophiles, this volume explains the principles of acoustics using minimal mathematical derivations and clear explanations of a sometimes difficult technical subject. The author, considered an authority on acoustics, includes updated coverage of sound distortion, a program for acoustic measurements for the home computer, and ideas and techniques for improving home audio projects. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)