PRAC HOME THEATER 2017/E

Author: Mark Fleischmann

Publisher: Quiet River Press

ISBN: 9781932732184

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 284

View: 7407

How can an average person navigate the maze of audio/video tech? Turn to Mark Fleischmann's Practical Home Theater. The 16th edition has been thoroughly revised and updated for 2017. It is the ultimate answer book for beginners and intermediate-level readers, with everything you need to know when shopping for big-screen TV and surround sound gear.

Introductory Guide to High-Performance Audio Systems

Stereo - Surround Sound - Home Theater

Author: Robert Harley

Publisher: Acapella Pub

ISBN: 9780978649302

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 223

View: 984

How to choose, set up, and enjoy the latest high-technology audio systems are all given expert insight in this indispensable guide for stereo shoppers. Consumers today often use home-audio systems for both stereo music and surround-sound music, they buy multichannel systems instead of two-channel stereo systems, they may have HDTV and flat-panel televisions, and they have largely moved to in-wall and on-wall loudspeakers rather than floorstanding units. Questions relating to all of these changes are covered in a novice-friendly way, as well as Super Audio CD, DVD-Audio formats, and all of the latest surround-sound formats for home theater. The emphasis is not only on solving shopping dilemmas, but also on getting great sound from an audio system.

The Audio Expert

Everything You Need to Know About Audio

Author: Ethan Winer

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1136126147

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 674

View: 4757

The Audio Expert is a comprehensive reference that covers all aspects of audio, with many practical, as well as theoretical, explanations. Providing in-depth descriptions of how audio really works, using common sense plain-English explanations and mechanical analogies with minimal math, the book is written for people who want to understand audio at the deepest, most technical level, without needing an engineering degree. It's presented in an easy-to-read, conversational tone, and includes more than 400 figures and photos augmenting the text. The Audio Expert takes the intermediate to advanced recording engineer or audiophile and makes you an expert. The book goes far beyond merely explaining how audio "works." It brings together the concepts of audio, aural perception, musical instrument physics, acoustics, and basic electronics, showing how they're intimately related. Describing in great detail many of the practices and techniques used by recording and mixing engineers, the topics include video production and computers. Rather than merely showing how to use audio devices such as equalizers and compressors, Ethan Winer explains how they work internally, and how they are spec'd and tested. Most explanations are platform-agnostic, applying equally to Windows and Mac operating systems, and to most software and hardware. TheAudioExpertbook.com, the companion website, has audio and video examples to better present complex topics such as vibration and resonance. There are also videos demonstrating editing techniques and audio processing, as well as interviews with skilled musicians demonstrating their instruments and playing techniques.

Audio systems design and installation

Author: Philip Giddings

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: N.A

Category: Music

Page: 574

View: 4330

The ideal guide to audio systems. This practical, hands-on reference helps the audio professional find information quickly. The focus is on audio system powering, wiring, and installation. The text is illustrated with numerous photos adn diagrams. · Features many useful tables and checklists · Illustrated with numerous photos and diagrams · Improves and expedites system design

A User's Guide to the Brain

Perception, Attention, and the Four Theaters of the Brain

Author: John J. Ratey,Albert M. Galaburda

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0375701079

Category: Psychology

Page: 404

View: 9533

An accessible resource to the structure and chemistry of the brain explains how its systems shape our perceptions, feelings, and behaviors, while outlining the author's theory of the dynamic interaction between the four major brain systems. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

The Sound Reinforcement Handbook

Author: Gary Davis,Gary D. Davis

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9780881889000

Category: Music

Page: 412

View: 8856

(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.

Good sound

an uncomplicated guide to choosing and using audio equipment

Author: Laura Dearborn

Publisher: William Morrow & Co

ISBN: N.A

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 417

View: 8894

Offers advice on buying and taking care of turntables, tape decks, tuners, amplifiers, loudspeakers, and compact disc players

Home Theater For Dummies

Author: Danny Briere,Hurley

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470466154

Category: House & Home

Page: 408

View: 8552

Overwhelmed with big screen TV and home theater audio options? What do you need to build the perfect home theater experience? Home Theater For Dummies, 3rd Edition shows you how to plan a home theater system and choose components that fit your budget and your room. Beginning with the most basic information, this guide helps you choose what you need and put it all together. It explains DLP, 3LCD, HDMI, DTV, and HDTV so you can talk intelligently with salespeople at the electronics store. You’ll find out about Blu-ray, explore HD and satellite radio options, and see how to incorporate a Wii, Xbox, or Playstation 3 into your set-up. Learn to: Choose among plasma, LCD, and projection TVs Know the difference between digital TV and HDTV Assess and choose an LCD TV, a new 3D TV, or an HD radio Set up your audio system and TV for maximum performance Use a Media Center or Home Theater PC Fine-tune your system and add cool touches such as accessing home theater content from your cell phone Explore HD and satellite radio options, CD players, DVD-Audio disks, and options for old cassettes and vinyl Set up your system with the proper cables for each component, or learn what it takes to go wireless Calibrate your video with a calibration disk, an optical comparator, or a DVD containing THX Optimizer Get the perfect home theater experience by following the expert tips and techniques presented in Home Theater For Dummies, 3rd Edition. You’ll be watching movies and listening to audio in no time!

The Complete Guide to High-End Audio

Author: Robert Harley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780978649364

Category: Reference

Page: 578

View: 2919

An updated edition of what many consider the "bible of high-end audio" In this newly revised and updated fifth edition, Robert Harley, editor in chief of the Absolute Sound magazine, tells you everything you need to know about buying and enjoying high-quality hi-fi. With this book, discover how to get the best sound for your money, how to identify the weak links in your system and upgrade where it will do the most good, how to set up and tweak your system for maximum performance, and how to become a more perceptive and appreciative listener. Just a few of the secrets you will learn cover high-end sound on a budget, how to do it cheap and still do it right; five system set-up mistakes and how to avoid them; how to make your speakers sound up to 50% better, at no cost; how to choose and set up a computer-based music system; how to find the one speaker in 50 worth owning; and why all 100-watt amplifiers don't sound the same. Since the first edition's publication in 1994, The Complete Guide to High-End Audio has been considered the essential reference on high-quality music reproduction, with more than 150,000 copies sold in five languages.

Media Design and Technology for Live Entertainment

Essential Tools for Video Presentation

Author: Davin Gaddy

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1315442701

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 292

View: 7374

Media Design and Technology for Live Entertainment is a guide to understanding the concepts and equipment used in projection and video design for live performances. After an introduction in the principles of design elements as well as information on content, this book focuses on how content is used and transmitted by describing the essential components of systems, providing definitions used in communicating video concepts, and including basic system troubleshooting tips and tricks. A brief history of projected imagery is included, as well as information on analog systems, as outdated technology continues to be used either by choice of the designer or by necessity due to budget. By providing the information to understand the tools and how to use them, the reader should be able to create their own systems to meet his or her design ideas.

Return on Engagement

Content Strategy and Web Design Techniques for Digital Marketing

Author: Tim Frick,Kate Eyler-Werve

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 113501292X

Category: Computers

Page: 266

View: 1014

In the world of web design, if one wants to create a successful web site, one needs an effective content strategy. Return on Engagement shows web designers and developers how to implement an effective content strategy and how to stay ahead in the rapidly changing industry of web design. It presents best practices in terms of web design through a marketing function: content strategy, SEO, social media marketing, and success measurement to help web designers implement a strategy that ensures success for the site they are building. Return on Engagement shows web designers and developers how to not just design an aesthetically pleasing, functional website. This book shows those professionals how to implement marketing strategies and analysis into their website, thus ensuring its success. Nearly 3 years since the previous edition published, new best practices have been formed. Tools in which web developers use to analyze website metrics have advanced. New social media networks and communities have cropped up. New research in how audiences read and receive content has been done, subsequently refining best digital marketing practices. Return on Engagement features a step-by-step breakdown of how to use new tools, techniques, and technologies. The new edition also includes updated case studies of industry leaders who implement best practices on projects. Return on Engagement also features a regularly updated companion site that offers readers sample content, easy sharing tools, and web-based resources to help measure marketing viability of web properties.

Simple_Complexity

A Management Book For The Rest of Us: A Guide to Systems Thinking

Author: William Donaldson, PhD

Publisher: Morgan James Publishing

ISBN: 168350075X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 214

View: 5881

Every manager knows a business is a system, yet very few have studied systems thinking or system dynamics. This is a critical oversight, one which Simple_Complexity remedies. Simple_Complexity reveals the fundamental system archetype at work in your enterprise and prescribes new and exciting ways to re-invigorate your management thinking. Picking up where the greats in management thought leave off, Simple_Complexity provides a systems context that powerfully enriches traditional management thought and practice.

Audio Engineering 101

A Beginner's Guide to Music Production

Author: Tim Dittmar

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317210158

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 244

View: 1623

Pratical, concise, and approachable, Audio Engineering 101, Second Edition covers everything aspiring audio engineers need to know to make it in the recording industry, from the characteristics of sound to microphones, analog versus digital recording, EQ/compression, mixing, mastering, and career skills. Filled with hand-on, step-by-step technique breakdowns and all-new interviews with active professionals, this updated edition includes instruction in using digital consoles, iPads for mixing, audio apps, plug-ins, home studios, and audio for podcasts. An extensive companion website features fifteen new video tutorials, audio clips, equipment lists, quizzes, and student exercises.

The MIDI Manual

A Practical Guide to MIDI in the Project Studio

Author: David Miles Huber

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136119175

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 384

View: 8368

The MIDI Manual is a complete reference on MIDI, written by a well-respected sound engineer and author. This best-selling guide provides a clear explanation of what MIDI is, how to use electronic instruments and an explanation of sequencers and how to use them. You will learn how to set up an efficient MIDI system and how to get the best out of your music. The MIDI Manual is packed full of useful tips and practical examples on sequencing and mixing techniques. It also covers editors/librarians, working with a score, MIDI in mass media and multimedia and synchronisation. The MIDI spec is set out in detail along with the helpful guidelines on using the implementation chart. Illustrated throughout with helpful photos and screengrabs, this is the most readable and clear book on MIDI available.

Scheduling and Budgeting Your Film

A Panic-Free Guide

Author: Paula Landry

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136039775

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 307

View: 8214

Scheduling and Budgeting Your Film: A Panic-Free Guide explains the fundamentals of line producing in an easy-to-understand style, and the tips and techniques apply no matter what kind of scheduling or budgeting software you use. Author Paula Landry includes full examples of breakdown forms, organizing resources, distribution expenses, and hidden costs, and discusses how to set priorities and find industry and state tax incentives.

The Microphone Book

From Mono to Stereo to Surround - a Guide to Microphone Design and Application

Author: John Eargle

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1136118063

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 368

View: 4449

The Microphone Book is the only guide you will ever need to the latest in microphone technology, application and technique. This new edition features, more on microphone arrays and wireless microphones; a new chapter on classic old models; the latest developments in surround; expanded advice on studio set up, recording and mic selection; improved layout for ease of reference; even more illustrations. John Eargle provides detailed analysis of the different types of microphones available. He then addresses their application through practical examples of actual recording sessions and studio operations. Surround sound is covered from both a creative and a technical viewpoint. This classic reference takes the reader into the studio or concert hall to see how performers are positioned and how the best microphone array is determined. Problem areas such as reflections, studio leakage and isolation are analyzed from practical viewpoints. Creative solutions to such matters as stereo sound staging, perspective, and balance are also covered in detail. Recording and sound reinforcement engineers at all levels of expertise will find The Microphone Book an invaluable resource for learning the 'why' as well as the 'how' of choosing a microphone for any situation.

Location Audio Simplified

Capturing Your Audio... and Your Audience

Author: Dean Miles

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1317936809

Category: Art

Page: 246

View: 8812

From the basics of using camera, handheld, lavalier, and shotgun microphones to camera calibration and mixer set-ups, Location Audio Simplified unlocks the secrets to clean and clear broadcast quality audio no matter what challenges you face. Author Dean Miles applies his twenty-plus years of experience as a professional location operator to teach the skills, techniques, tips, and secrets needed to produce high-quality production sound on location. Humorous and thoroughly practical, the book covers a wide array of topics, such as: * location selection * field mixing * booming techniques * using different kinds of microphones (including wireless systems) and booming * camera calibration, interview techniques, and much more Learn the secrets of a real-world professional with easy-to-follow, non-technical tips and techniques that you can apply in the field on your own projects immediately. The book follows the companion Location audio Simplified online course, https://vimeo.com/ondemand/locationaudiosimplified , to bring Dean’s teaching to life. Make sure to check out the Location Crew website for more location audio goodness! www.locationcrew.com

Modern Recording Techniques

Author: David Miles Huber,Robert E. Runstein

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317356659

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 616

View: 2880

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