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Acoustics and Psychoacoustics

Book • Fourth Edition2009

Authors:

David M. Howard and Jamie A.S. Angus

Acoustics and Psychoacoustics

Book • Fourth Edition2009

 

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David M. Howard and Jamie A.S. Angus

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The acoustics of a space can have a real impact on the sounds you create and capture. Acoustics and Psychoacoustics gives you an essential grounding and understanding to how real m ... read full description

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    Chapter 1 - Introduction to Sound

    Pages 1-72

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    Chapter 2 - Introduction to Hearing

    Pages 73-119

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    Chapter 3 - Notes and Harmony

    Pages 121-165

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    Chapter 4 - Acoustic Model for Musical Instruments

    Pages 167-230

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    Chapter 5 - Hearing Timbre and Deceiving the Ear

    Pages 231-275

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    Chapter 6 - Hearing Music in Different Environments

    Pages 277-363

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    Chapter 7 - Applications: Acoustics and Psychoacoustics Combined

    Pages 365-436

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    Appendix 1: - The Fourier Transform

    Pages 437-446

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    Appendix 2: - Solving the ERB Equation

    Page 447

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    Appendix 3: - Converting between Frequency Ratios and Cents

    Pages 449-450

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    Appendix 4: - Deriving the Reverberation Time Equation

    Pages 451-454

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    Appendix 5: - Deriving the Reverberation Time Equation for Different Frequencies and Surfaces

    Pages 455-457

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    Appendix 6: - The Effect of Speaker Size on its Polar Pattern

    Pages 459-471

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    Appendix 7: - Track Listing for the Audio Compact Disc

    Pages 473-478

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    Index

    Pages 479-488

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Publisher's Note: Transferred to Taylor & Francis as of 2012

Description

The acoustics of a space can have a real impact on the sounds you create and capture. Acoustics and Psychoacoustics gives you an essential grounding and understanding to how real music sounds behave in different spaces whether during a performance or a recording and how they are perceived by performers and listeners.

With their clear and simple style Howard and Angus walk you through the theory- the science of sound engineering and music production, the acoustics of musical instruments, how we hear musical sounds, and the practical- how to apply it to music spaces to create professional sound. Real-world examples and audio clips to work with are provided, providing practical materials to work with.

The new edition uncovers the acoustic application for today's recording industry. The accompanying CD provides audio examples to help readers gain a clear understanding of the many concepts discussed in the book.

The acoustics of a space can have a real impact on the sounds you create and capture. Acoustics and Psychoacoustics gives you an essential grounding and understanding to how real music sounds behave in different spaces whether during a performance or a recording and how they are perceived by performers and listeners.

With their clear and simple style Howard and Angus walk you through the theory- the science of sound engineering and music production, the acoustics of musical instruments, how we hear musical sounds, and the practical- how to apply it to music spaces to create professional sound. Real-world examples and audio clips to work with are provided, providing practical materials to work with.

The new edition uncovers the acoustic application for today's recording industry. The accompanying CD provides audio examples to help readers gain a clear understanding of the many concepts discussed in the book.

Key Features

  • Acoustics and psychoacoustics covered from a musical standpoint to help those involved in music technology and music understand sound and how we hear it as well as how the acoustics of spaces affect sound transmission and recording spaces
  • New content includes surround sound standards, MP3/ AAC coding, basics of audiometric measurement, mosquito "teen scarers"
  • Acoustics and psychoacoustics covered from a musical standpoint to help those involved in music technology and music understand sound and how we hear it as well as how the acoustics of spaces affect sound transmission and recording spaces
  • New content includes surround sound standards, MP3/ AAC coding, basics of audiometric measurement, mosquito "teen scarers"

Details

ISBN

978-0-240-52175-6

Language

English

Published

2009

Copyright

Copyright © 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved

Imprint

Focal Press

Authors

David M. Howard

Jamie A.S. Angus