Synopses & Reviews
Get ready to learn live sound reinforcement using the best-selling title on the subject available! The simple language, detailed illustrations, and concrete examples in this book are suitable for novice to intermediate-level users. "Live Sound Reinforcement" outlines all aspects of P.A. system operation and commonly encountered sound system design concerns. Topics include microphones, speaker systems, equalizers, mixers, signal processors, amplifiers, system wiring and interfaces, indoor and outdoor sound considerations and psychoacoustics.
The reprint of this classic textbook uses simple language, detailed illustrations and concrete examples to convey the fundamentals of sound reinforcement theory. Written for novice to intermediate-level users, it outlines all aspects of P.A. system operation and commonly encountered concerns, with in-depth discussions of microphones, speaker systems, equalizers, mixers, signal processors, crossovers, amplifiers, and more.
About the Author
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.
Table of Contents
Sound Reinforcement System Basics The Nature of Sound Hearing and Basic Psychoacoustics Audio Measurement Terms and Concepts Microphones Equalizers Mixers Other Signal Processing and Effects Loudspeakers and Crossovers Power Amplifiers and Impedance concerns General System Considerations Speech Reinforcement Music Reinforcement Concert Systems Stage Monitor Systems System Wiring The Engineer as Artist