Synopses & Reviews
In AUDIO IN MEDIA, Eighth Edition, Stanley Alten-internationally recognized as a scholar and expert in the area of audio production-continues to provide students with an introduction to the basic techniques and principles needed for today's audio production in media. The clear and current illustrations and photos and student-friendly writing in Alten's market-leading text have helped professors effectively teach this technically-based course to thousands of introductory audio production students. Comprehensive, technically 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.
About the Author
Dr. Stanley Alten, Professor Emeritus, developed the audio program for the Television-Radio-Film Department at Syracuse University. During his career at Syracuse he taught Sound for Picture; Music Recording; Music Underscoring; Advanced Audio for Radio, TV, and Film; Production Aesthetics; Broadcast Writing; and Criticism. Before joining the TRF faculty, he worked in radio and television as producer, writer, sound designer, performer, and station manager in a number of markets, including Philadelphia, New York, and Boston. He also has many film and recording credits and continues to be professionally active in audio production and as an author. Alten is an internationally recognized authority in sound production. He is author of AUDIO IN MEDIA, the leading audio production text in North America for three decades. It has been translated into Spanish, Korean, German, and Chinese. He has also written AUDIO IN
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'\"The book represents one of the best and most comprehensive undergraduate college texts covering all aspects of audio in various media. The book works exceptionally well for this introduction to audio concepts.\"\"Alten does an excellent job of describing the preparation for and process of recording, both in the studio and in a field location. I appreciate his comprehensiveness in discussing microphones, mixers, nonlinear systems and equipment for field recording.\"\"I consider this text to be a very good \"nuts and bolts\" kind of book. Many of my students keep this text for future reference. For clear and relevant information \"Audio in Media\" is very helpful.\"\"The book is very thorough from discussions of the physics of audio and acoustics to specific instruction on things such as voiceovers and background music.\"\n