Master Handbook of Acoustics

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Date

June 22, 2009

Format

Paperback, 528 pages


ISBN

0071603328 / 9780071603324

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44.00



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Practical Instruction on the Art and Science of Acoustic Design and Architecture

Build your own acoustic environments such as recording studios, control rooms, and home listening rooms with expert insights from two engineering professionals. Fully expanded to cover the latest methods and software tools, Master Handbook of Acoustics, Fifth Edition presents clear explanations of acoustic phenomena and provides a hands-on approach to room design. Learn how to perform acoustic measurements, choose room dimensions, assign speaker placement, analyze response curves, and design and install sound absorbers and diffusers. You will also find details on how to fine-tune room reverberation, minimize external noise, and apply psychoacoustic concepts.

Master Handbook of Acoustics, Fifth Edition explains how to:

  • Determine how sound propagates in open and enclosed spaces
  • Measure sound-pressure levels and work with decibels
  • Analyze the characteristics of room modal resonances
  • Treat rooms for optimal early reflections, reverberation, and diffusion
  • Minimize acoustic distortion, comb-filter effects, and HVAC interference
  • Construct high-quality stereo and surround-sound listening rooms
  • Design personal and professional recording studios and control rooms
  • Understand the acoustics of auditoriums and concert halls
  • Optimize room designs using measurement, modeling, and auralization software


Table of contents

Ch 1. Fundamentals of Sound
Ch 2. Sound Levels and the Decibel
Ch 3. The Ear and the Perception of Sound
Ch 4. Speech, Music, and Noise
Ch 5. Reverberation
Ch 6. Absorption of Sound
Ch 7. Reflection of Sound
Ch 8. Diffraction of Sound
Ch 9. Refraction of Sound
Ch 10. Diffusion of Sound
Ch 11. The Schroeder Diffuser
Ch 12. Modal Resonances in Enclosed Spaces
Ch 13. Sound Reflections in Enclosed Spaces
Ch 14. Adjustable Acoustics
Ch. 14. Control of HVAC Noise
Ch. 15. Control of Interfering Noise
Ch. 16. Recording Studio Acoustics
Ch. 17. Studio Control Room Acoustics
Ch. 18. Audio/Video Tech Room and Voice-Over
Ch. 19 Home Listening Room Acoustics
Ch. 20 Concert Hall Acoustics
Ch. 21 Acoustical Distortion
Ch. 22 Room Acoustics Measurement Software
Ch. 23. Room Optimizer
Ch. 24. Desktop Auralization
Ch. 25. Electro-Acoustic Software for Engineers


Author comments

F. Alton Everest was a leading acoustics consultant. He was co-founder and director of the Science Film Production division of the Moody Institute of Science, and was also section chief of the Subsea Sound Research section of the University of California.

Ken C. Pohlmann is well known as an audio educator, consultant, and author. He is professor emeritus at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, consultant for many audio manufacturers and car makers, and author of numerous articles and books including Principles of Digital Audio.




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