• Acoustic & sound engineering

      Engineering acoustics

      Fundamentals of physical, hearing related electrical and building acoustics

      by Ivar Veit

      Engineering acoustics, once a sub-field of physics, has long since developed into a scientific discipline in its own right. With its systematic arrangement the book is both an excellent tutor and reliable reference source. The international SI system of units is used throughout. Everyone concerned with engineering acoustics in their practical work will find the book useful, as will students, laboratory staff, engineers from all disciplines, and hearing aid technicians. From the content: Sound, sound field, sound generation, sound propagation Acoustic processes in closed rooms and acoustics cables Electromechanical analogies, electroacoustic transducers Acoustic measurement technology, physiological acoustics Sound recording, noise abatement, sound insulation Ultrasound, Building acoustics Sound absorber and silencer Updates and further information in the online service InfoClick

    • Theory of architecture
      December 2007

      In the Place of Sound

      Architecture | Music | Acoustics

      by Editor(s): Colin Ripley, with Marco Polo and Arthur Wrigglesworth

      In early June 2006, a group of over one hundred artists and researchers met for a three-day conference in the Architecture Building at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada, to discuss—from as many different viewpoints as possible—the varying relationships between sound and space. This conference was part of soundaXis, a city-wide festival involving most of Toronto’s new music community and organised by the Toronto Coalition of New Music Presenters. Out of the lively discussions at this conference, two primary themes emerged: the fraught condition of the relationship between sound as space, and the problematic role of representation and its twin, translation, in any discussion of this relationship.This book presents thirteen essays taken from the conference which address one, or both, of these primary themes. In addition, seven graphic essays have been included which present projects in which architects explicitly take on sound as a generating material in their designs. The resulting chapters in the book provide a diverse and, hopefully, provocative collection of ideas and images. They are meant not so much as a comprehensive study of the sound|space nexus—such a study may not actually be possible—but as a place to begin the discussion.

    • Teaching, Language & Reference
      November 2019

      Acoustic Analysis of Pathologies

      From Infancy to Young Adulthood

      by Amy Neustein, Hemant A. Patil

      This book provides the reader with empirical findings on innovative signal processing approaches to detecting pathologies in infant cries, by comparing new technological approaches to standard ones. The contributors examine novel approaches to machine adaptation to dysarthric speech.

    • Acoustic & sound engineering

      Acoustics and Audio Technology, Third Edition

      Maximizing Roi With Just-in-time Processes and Documentation

      by Mendel Kleiner

      Acoustics and Audio Technology, Third Edition, is an introductory text for students of sound and vibration as well as electrical and electronic engineering, civil and mechanical engineering, computer science, signals and systems, and engineering physics. A basic knowledge of basic engineering mathematics and physics is assumed. Problems are included at the end of the chapters and a solutions manual is available to instructors. This classroom-tested book covers the physical background to and mathematical treatment of sound propagation, the properties of human hearing, the generation and radiation of sound as well as noise control, and the technologies used for pickup, recording, and reproduction of sound in various environments, and much more.

    • Acoustic & sound engineering

      Head-Related Transfer Function and Virtual Auditory Display, Second Edition

      by Bosun Xie

      Contains a foreword by Jens Blauert This book systematically details the basic principles and applications of head-related transfer function (HRTF) and virtual auditory display (VAD), and reviews the latest developments in the field, especially those from the author’s own state-of-the-art research group. Head-Related Transfer Function and Virtual Auditory Display covers binaural hearing and the basic principles, experimental measurements, computation, physical characteristics analyses, filter design, and customization of HRTFs. It also details the principles and applications of VADs, including headphone and loudspeaker-based binaural reproduction, virtual reproduction of stereophonic and multi-channel surround sound, binaural room simulation, rendering systems for dynamic and real-time virtual auditory environments, psychoacoustic evaluation and validation of VADs, and a variety of applications of VADs. This guide provides all the necessary knowledge and latest results for researchers, graduate students, and engineers who work in the field of HRTF and VAD. Key Features: Discusses and summarizes the basic principles and applications of head-related transfer functions and virtual auditory display Reviews the frontiers and latest approaches (modeling, calculations, rendering/display) into HRTF and VAD Applications from this research can be found in engineering, communication, multimedia, consumer electronic products, and entertainment More than 600 references are listed, representing the main body of the literature in this field

    • Acoustic & sound engineering
      February 2015

      RA The Book

      by Roger D'Arcy

      RA:The Book - The Recording Architecture Book of Studio Design was first published as a single, hardcover volume in 2011 and which has sold in over fifty countries to critical acclaim. A necessarily large format dictated by the detailed drawings it contained, RA:The Book was unavoidably heavy and costly to produce and ship. This iBook version is the first of three stand alone volumes which will hopefully make this essential guide to recording studio design more accessible. It includes a new introduction with previously unavailable photographs. The following description is for the original hardcover: Established by Roger D'Arcy and Hugh Flynn on April 1st 1987 Recording Architecture has risen to become one of the premier recording studio design companies in the world. First Commissioned by ex Def Leppard guitarist Pete Willis for Blue Room studios In Sheffield swiftly followed by projects such as Hulgrave Hall, for composer Keith Hopwood the company has grown to design key installations around the world. Now for the first time they will be publishing a history of these ground breaking designs covering all aspects of architectural, acoustic and interior design of these studios and spaces specifically related to sound on a project by project basis. In a Career spanning Three decades Recording Architecture has virtually unrivalled experience in the design of studios which range in size and purpose from classical orchestral, residential, mixing, mastering, post production, film dubbing, video editing and rehearsal studios over 40 countries worldwide. Stating his desire to expand awareness with the new book Roger D Arcy states Over the years, and perhaps surprisingly, the only available books on recording studio design seem to have been written by individuals with little or no qualified background in Architecture or design in the field - we are trying show the detailed architectural/acoustic input behind a successful design with each studio study showing drawings in large format . This is not a theoretical guide but a detailed presentation of tried and tested techniques as applied to real, built projects in many of the case studies, the actual drawings issued for construction are reproduced. The examples illustrate not only what we think should be done but what was in fact physically (and successfully) implemented in a wide variety of situations from small, private project studios to large, commercial land mark studios such as Lansdowne and CTS. Examples range in scope from individual spaces and rooms to multi studio facilities and cover the two principal strands of recording and mixing: MUSIC studios recording (tracking), mixing and mastering (including cutting) project to orchestral in scale examples have been taken from the private, commercial and educational sectors. POST PRODUCTION studios voice over (dubbing), FX recording ( Foley ), film mix studios (dubbing theatres) from small voice over studios for TV to large Dolby Premier Certified film mix theatres. Contents include hundreds of photographs together with detailed plans and construction drawings - including comprehensive specifications of materials and techniques - showing exactly how these environments were created.

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