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Eight Indispensable Books for the Audio Professional

  • Sound Reinforcement Handbook
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.

Books to learn recording?

I was talking to a musician the other day, of which I mentioned I've started recording classical/acoustic music, and he's interested in having me eventually record some of his band's tracks. I told hI'm I haven't recorded anything electric yet but wanted to start and I'll probably get together with them over the course of the next several weeks and couple of months.

Books on PRACTICAL live sound implementation?

Hello experts, jarjar reporting for duty.

¿Can you please recommend me some good books with "hands on" information about how to implement a live sound event?

I've looked. But the ones I've found on amazon always have too much theory. I have theory books. I want the "how to's", the "be careful's", the "what not to do's". All the applied stuff.

Any good books, videos, resources?

I dunno where to go. There's one professional i'm going to contact to try to trade gear schlepping for observation, but as far as self learning goes, i've reached clueless.

it's not technical stuff like plugs, and hums, so much as weird resonances, and almost echo's. crap that is not making the vocals easily understood, until some strange aligning of the planets in set 3, when even tho nothing has been touched, or ingested, 'it sounds good'.

Recommend books

I'm pretty new with all this (recording, mixing etc.) and was wondering if there are any certain books anyone can recommend to me for getting started in general recording, mixing, compression, mastering. I've been looking around, mostly on Amazon and there are so many, it'd be good to have someone point me in the right direction.

Recording books...

Okay so I'm about to plunge into this crazy recording world...

My proposed setup (after much deliberation and advice from this site - thanks!) is an Apple Powerbook Pro, Logic Studio 8, Profire 2626, AT4033, Sony MDR7509s, Alesis Monitor 1 MkIIs, a bunch of home-made rockwool bits for room treatment, and maybe an SE Electronics portable vocal booth. I already own cables, SM57/58s, Roland RD700sx (MIDI), stands etc. :D