Focal Press Sound Systems: Design & Optimization: Modern Techniques and Tools for Sound System Design and Alignment (3rd Edition, Paperback)

Focal Press Sound Systems: Design & Optimization: Modern Techniques and Tools for Sound System Design and Alignment (3rd Edition, Paperback)

Focal Press Sound Systems: Design & Optimization: Modern Techniques and Tools for Sound System Design and Alignment (3rd Edition, Paperback)

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Focal Press 978041573101 overview

  • 1Description

Learn all the modern techniques and tools for sound system in this 3rd edition of author Bob McCarthy's The Sound Systems: Design and Optimization in paperback from Focal Press. This book provides an accessible and different perspective on the behavior of sound systems in the practical world. It reflects current trends in the audio field thereby providing readers with the methodologies and techniques. You will find clearer explanations, a more streamlined organization, increased coverage of current technologies, and comprehensive case studies. The book provides specialized guidance needed to perfect your design skills.

Furthermore, the book helps you improve your design and optimization decisions by understanding how audiences perceive reinforced sound. To use modern analyzers and prediction programs to select speaker placement, equalization, delay, and level settings based on how loudspeakers interact in the space. Define speaker array configurations and design strategies that maximize the potential for spatial uniformity and gain a comprehensive understanding of the tools and techniques required to generate a design that will create a successful transmission/reception model.

Table of Contents

Section 1: Sound Systems

  • 1. Foundation
  • 2. Classification
  • 3. Transmission
  • 4. Summation
  • 5. Perception

 

Section 2: Design

  • 6. Evaluation
  • 7. Prediction
  • 8. Variation
  • 9. Combination
  • 10. Cancellation
  • 11. Specification

 

Section 3: Optimization

  • 12. Examination
  • 13. Verification
  • 14. Calibration
  • 15. Application

About the Author

Bob McCarthy is the director of system optimization at Meyer Sound and president of Alignment & Design, Inc. As a developer of FFT analysis systems, he pioneered the methods for tuning modern speaker systems that have since become standard practice in the industry. He is the foremost educator in the field of sound system optimization and has conducted training courses worldwide for over thirty years. Bob received the USITT Distinguished Achiever in Sound Design in 2014. His clients have included esteemed companies such as Cirque du Soleil and Walt Disney Entertainment, as well as many of the world's best sound designers, including Jonathan Deans, Tony Meola, Andrew Bruce, and Tom Clark.
Table of Contents
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Focal Press 978041573101 specs

Subject Sound Systems: Design and Optimization: Modern Techniques and Tools for Sound System Design and Alignment
Author Bob McCarthy
Edition 3rd
Hard/Soft Cover Paperback
Pages 580
ISBN Number 9780415731010
Publisher Focal Press / Routledge
Date Published 2016
Packaging Info
Package Weight 3.8 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.9 x 8.3 x 1.1"

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