Live Sound Reinforcement

Author: Scott Hunter Stark
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 0918371074
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Music

Get ready to learn live sound reinforcement using the best-selling title on the subject available! The simple language, detailed illustrations, and concrete examples in this book are suitable for novice to intermediate-level users. "Live Sound Reinforcement" outlines all aspects of P.A. system operation and commonly encountered sound system design concerns. Topics include microphones, speaker systems, equalizers, mixers, signal processors, amplifiers, system wiring and interfaces, indoor and outdoor sound considerations and psychoacoustics.

Introduction to Live Sound Reinforcement

Author: Teddy Boyce
Publisher: FriesenPress
ISBN: 9781460238905
Release Date: 2014-04
Genre: Reference

This book is an invaluable resource for burgeoning audio engineers. With clear writing and comprehensive illustrations, fundamental concepts of acoustics are explained in easy to understand language. The operating principles of the essential components of a sound system, as well as their use in the design and implementation of the system, are covered in detail. Operational aspects of executing a live performance are also given full treatment. By providing practical information surrounding the concepts, implementations, and practices central to live sound reinforcement, this book sets the foundation upon which to build and move forward with confidence....

Basic Live Sound Reinforcement

Author: Raven Biederman
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781136126062
Release Date: 2013-07-18
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Access and interpret manufacturer spec information, find shortcuts for plotting measure and test equations, and learn how to begin your journey towards becoming a live sound professional. Land and perform your first live sound gigs with this guide that gives you just the right amount of information. Don't get bogged down in details intended for complex and expensive equipment and Madison Square Garden-sized venues. Basic Live Sound Reinforcement is a handbook for audio engineers and live sound enthusiasts performing in small venues from one-mike coffee shops to clubs. With their combined years of teaching and writing experience, the authors provide you with a thorough foundation of the theoretical and the practical, offering more advanced beginners a complete overview of the industry, the gear, and the art of mixing, while making sure to remain accessible to those just starting out.

The Sound Reinforcement Handbook

Author: Gary Davis
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 0881889008
Release Date: 1989
Genre: Music

(Yamaha Products). Sound reinforcement is the use of audio amplification systems. This book is the first and only book of its kind to cover all aspects of designing and using such systems for public address and musical performance. The book features information on both the audio theory involved and the practical applications of that theory, explaining everything from microphones to loudspeakers. This revised edition features almost 40 new pages and is even easier to follow with the addition of an index and a simplified page and chapter numbering system. New topics covered include: MIDI, Synchronization, and an Appendix on Logarithms. 416 Pages.

Live Sound Reinforcement DVD Edition

Author: Scott Hunter Stark
ISBN: 1931140030
Release Date: 1999-07-01
Genre: Computers

Whether you run sound for a high energy rock band, mix acoustic performers in a small nightclub, or simply want to understand how to set up the PA in your house of worship, "Live Sound Reinforcement on DVD" is for you! Based on the best-selling book "Live Sound Reinforcement" by Scott Hunter Stark (MixBooks), this DVD guides you through the ins and outs of sound system components, setups, mixing and troubleshooting, as well as principles and concepts fundamental to live sound reinforcement. You'll see hands-on demonstrations, tips and techniques used in real live sound situations from indoor venues to outdoor stages. You'll hear sound reinforcement experts share their experiences, along with tips and tricks that will help take you from beginner to pro in no time. With nearly 3 hours of unprecedented production quality and detailed graphics, this DVD is the finest video ever produced on the subject. It's packed with the easy-to-understand, practical information you need to operate your PA system with professional skills and expertise!

Live Sound Reinforcement

ISBN: 1592006914
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Intercommunication systems

Based on the book of the same name by Scott Hunter Stark, this DVD guides the viewer through the ins and outs of sound system components, setups, mixing and troubleshooting, as well as principles and concepts fundamental to live sound reinforcement. Includes hands-on demonstrations, experts sharing their experiences, and tips and tricks to improve your technique.

Live Sound for Musicians

Author: Rudy Trubitt
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 0793568528
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Music

(Book). Live Sound for Musicians shows you how to keep your band's PA system working smoothly, from set up and soundcheck right through your performance. If you're the person in the band who runs the PA, this is the book you've been waiting for!

Professional Sound Reinforcement Techniques

Author: Jim Yakabuski
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 1931140065
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Music

This witty and informative book demonstrates the finer points of live sound mixing from the perspective of an industry veteran with a proven track record. Through his easy-to-understand tips, readers will learn the secrets that Yakabuski's used to make Van Halen, Aerosmith, Julio Iglesias and others sound great. Professional Sound Reinforcement Techniques gives unique insight into a wide variety of general and specific live sound topics, from PA system setup and band politics to zone equalization and signal processing.

Loudspeaker and Headphone Handbook

Author: John Borwick
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781136120862
Release Date: 2012-09-10
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Written by a team of experts, the Loudspeaker and Headphone Handbook provides a detailed technical reference of all aspects of loudspeakers and headphones: from theory and construction of transducer drive units and enclosures, to such practical matters as construction, applications in rooms, public address, sound reinforcement, studio monitoring and musical instruments. Loudspeaker measurements and subjective evaluation are treated in equal detail and headphones are discussed comprehensively. This third edition takes account of recent significant advances in technology, including: · the latest computer-aided design systems · digital audio processing · new research procedures · the full range of loudspeakers · new user applications.

The Acoustic Musician s Guide to Sound Reinforcement Live Recording

Author: Mike Sokol
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 0134335090
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Art

Learn how to set up and operate a sound system that helps musicians deliver the best possible performances. In this book, Mike Sokol shares more than 25 years of experience in performance, recording and sound reinforcement, presenting never-before-published techniques for delivering the best possible sound in both live performance and recording studios. Learn about selection and placement of speakers, amplifiers, microphones, pickups and other critical components. Discover what you need to know about effects, sound processing, monitors and mixing boards. Sokol walks you step-by-step through preparing for a performance, recording performances, even mastering and manufacturing cassettes and CDs for maximum sound quality. This is the book every sound engineer and acoustic musician has been waiting for. This is an essential guide for all sound engineers and acoustic musicians.

Live Sound Basics

Author: Ric Wallace
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 1475080476
Release Date: 2012-03-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This book is about the fundamentals of live sound engineering and is intended to supplement the curriculum for the online classes at the Production Institute ( Nonetheless, it will be invaluable for beginning sound engineers and technicians anywhere who seek to expand their knowledge of sound reinforcement on their own. Written with beginners and novices in churches and convention centers in mind, this book starts by teaching you professional terminology and the processes of creating production related documents used to communicate with other sound engineers, vendors and venues. Subjects such as Signal Path and AC (alternating current) power safety and distribution are closely examined. These two subjects are closely related to the buzzing, humming and other noise related phenomena that often plague sound reinforcement systems. Chapters include an in-depth review of both analog and digital mixing consoles, their differences and similarities, and the gain structure fundamentals associated with the proper operation of either type of mixing console. Audio dynamic processors such as compressors, limiters and noise gates and their operation are explained in detail. Audio effects like delay and reverb are examined so that you can learn the basics of "sweetening" the mix to create larger and more emotive soundscapes and achieve studio-like outcomes in a live sound environment. Advanced mixing techniques, workflow, and the conventional wisdom used by professional audio engineers are explained so you don't have to spend years trying to figure out how these processes are achieved. Last but not least, a comprehensive review of acoustic feedback, and how to eliminate it from stage monitors and main speaker systems are detailed in a step by step process. This book will be especially helpful to volunteer audio techs in houses of worship, convention centers and venues of all types. It will bridge the gap between the on-the-job training that beginners receive and the knowledge and conventional wisdom that professional sound engineers employ in their daily routine.

House of Worship Sound Reinforcement

Author: Jamie Rio
Publisher: ArtisPro
ISBN: 1598636138
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Music

House of Worship Sound Reinforcement provides everything you need to know to become a sound technician in a house of worship and beyond. Starting with the basic foundations of sound, you’ll progress into learning how the sound in your house of worship is captured with microphones and transduced into electricity. From there, you will explore the wonders of the mixing console, where all the audio you’re capturing is sent, processed, and mixed together. Next up will be a thorough examination of how sound is projected not only to the congregation but also back at the worship team through the speaker system. After delving into the world of digital processors, you will learn how to create an optimal environment for projecting sound in your worship space, which includes properly setting up your system. Finally, you will discover what it takes to maintain your system as well as how to readjust and/or create a new system for outreach events. Although the concepts in this book are complex, they are conveyed in non-technical language, so even if you have no experience with sound reinforcement, the book’s contents are easy to follow and put into practice. The authors focus on real-world situations and setups and avoid discussions of physics and math, which can be confusing and intimidating. Whether you are just beginning your journey into live sound, you’ve been mixing at your own house of worship for a period of time, or you have years of experience already logged in, you will surely find useful information, tricks of the trade, and sound advice in this book that will serve you for years to come.

Sound of Worship

Author: Doug Jones
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781136114939
Release Date: 2013-01-25
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Whether you are designing a new system or need to update and get the most out of the one in place Sound of Worship will offer essential information to guide and inform you choices. Written to give the context to help you focus your choices as well as the technical information to understand options, this essential guide will help you avoid costly mistakes when working with acoustics and the sound systems of the church. When planning a system this book has you covered! Considering everything from building design and understanding the purpose and use of the sound system to the technical aspects of the acoustic equipment and sound specification and types. The website has numerous audio examples to illustrate points made and tools used in the book. It demonstrate the terms used and what different choices will sound like, with before and after recordings of acoustic treatment and how it effects the overall sound of the church.