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Understanding Audio, 2nd Edition

Understanding Audio, 2nd Edition

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Understanding Audio, 2nd Edition

by Daniel M. Thompson

Explores the fundamentals of audio and acoustics that impact every stage of the music recording process. Setting up your first Pro Tools project studio, or a seasoned recording engineer or producer eager to find a reference that fills in the gaps in your understanding of audio, this book is for you. Enables you to develop a thorough understanding of the underlying principles of sound, and take some of the mystery and guesswork out of how equipment setup affects the quality of your recordings. Projects at the end of each chapter assist you in applying these principles to your own recording environment. 471 pp.


• Basic and advanced audio theory

• Cables and studio wiring

• Recording studio and console signal flow

• Digital and analog audio

• Studio and listening room acoustics

• Psychoacoustics

• “In the Studio” insights, relating audio principles to real recording situations

“This is probably the best primer on recording fundamentals and techniques that I've ever read. I wish I had a book that was this comprehensive when I started my career. It's simple and easy to understand, and the diagrams are perfect. From basic audio principles to current digital technology, this book has something to offer everybody in the industry. This book should be a requirement for every entry-level engineering student.” – Elliot Scheiner, Multi-Grammy-winning engineer and producer (Steely Dan, the Eagles, Sting)

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