The Microphone Book, Second Edition

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The Microphone Book is the only guide you will ever need to the latest in microphone technology, application and technique. This new edition features more on microphone arrays and wireless microphones; a new chapter on classic old models; the latest developments in surround; expanded advice on studio set up, recording and mic selection; improved layout for ease of reference; even more illustrations. John Eargle provides detailed analysis of the different types of microphones available. He then addresses their application through practical examples of actual recording sessions and studio operations. Surround sound is covered from both a creative and a technical viewpoint. This classic reference takes the reader 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 such matters as stereo sound staging, perspective, and balance are also covered in detail. Recording and sound reinforcement engineers at all levels of expertise will find The Microphone Book an invaluable resource for learning the "why" as well as the "how" of choosing a microphone for any situation. Contents: 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; High-Directionality 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. ©2004, 368 pages.