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Eargle's Microphone Book, Third Edition: From Mono to Stereo to Surround - A Guide to Microphone Design and Application, by Ray A. Rayburn - industry veteran and Grammy award winner - is the microphone bible. Filled with everything from a short history of microphones, to positioning, to detailed analysis of different types of microphones, this book is a comprehensive guide that will increase your understanding of and appreciation for the microphone, and the art of recording.
Eargle's Microphone Book
"Eargle's Microphone Book" is the only guide you will ever need for the latest in microphone technology, application, and technique. This new edition features more on microphone arrays and wireless microphones, new material on digital models, the latest developments in sound, expanded advice on studio set-up, recording, and mic selection. Ray A. Rayburn provides detailed analysis of the different types of microphones available and addresses their application through practical examples of actual recording sessions and studio operations. The book takes you into the studio or concert hall to see how performers are positioned and how the best microphone array is determined. Problem areas such as reflections, studio leakage, and isolation are analyzed from practical viewpoints. Creative solutions to stereo sound staging, perspective, and balance are covered in detail. "Eargle's Microphone Book" is an invaluable resource for learning the 'why' as well as the 'how' of choosing and placing a microphone for any situation
The most comprehensive guide available, heavily illustrated with helpful diagrams, charts, and equations
A time-saving, one-stop reference covering both microphone technology and practical tips on use and problem solving
Written by a highly respected industry veteran and Grammy award winner
This Book Contains:
A Short History of the Microphone
Basic Sound Transmission and Operational Forces on Microphones
The Pressure Microphone
The Pressure Gradient Microphone
First-Order Directional Microphones
Microphone Measurements, Standards, and Specifications
Electrical Considerations and Electronic Interface
Overview of Wireless Microphone Technology; Microphone Accessories
Basic Stereophonic Techniques
Stereo Microphones; Classical Stereo
Recording Techniques and Practice
Studio Recording Techniques
Surround Sound Microphone Technology
Surround Recording Case Studies
A Survey of Microphones in Broadcast and Communications
Fundamentals of Speech and Music Reinforcement
Overview of Microphone Arrays and Adaptive Systems
Care and Maintenance of Microphones
Classic Microphones: The Author's View
Table of Contents
Ray A. Rayburn
October 10, 2011
7.5 x 9.5" / 19.1 x 24.1 cm
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