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Handbook for Sound Engineers, 4th Edition 4th Edition

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"There's a book out there called Handbook for Sound Engineers, Third Edition, and it pretty much explains everything...It's like the Bible. I keep it right under my bed." --Remix Magazine
"...a worth-while investment by anyone involved in audio electronics or acoustics. Well recommended."--Lighting and Sound magazine

About the Author

Glen Ballou has been a Syn-Aud-Con representative, has served as governor and convention chairman of the Audio Engineering Society (AES), and has been a member of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE). He is a regular contributor to S&VC magazine on a variety of subjects, and is the contributing editor of The Contractor's Toolbox.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 1806 pages
  • Publisher: Focal Press; 4 edition (October 2, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0240809696
  • ISBN-13: 978-0240809694
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 7.8 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #648,827 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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As long as you are aware that this is a highly technical book, you will really enjoy it. It is the best book I have seen for learning the basics of running live, or for that matter, studio sound. This will answer the questions you may have that old timers can't answer - why do you do that? Often times they do from instinct the things in this book, because they work, but cannot explain why they work. This is money well spent. An excellent resource.
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Ordering this book and spend the time waiting for it to come was worth every single seconds and penny of it. It gives a full detailed information of anything that audio engineers needs to know. I would recommend every single audio engineer to buy one of these book as it will solve all your problems and will give you information that you need to know.
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This book is very comprehensive. Hard to understand if you don't have a background in audio. Don't get if you are a beginner. If you do have background in aidio this book introduces great views on a multitude of topics. Great read. Warning though reads like a textbook.
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By Sound Guy on November 5, 2013
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Heavy on science, not filler. Reads like a textbook, not a novel. At 1700 pages this thing has more information than I can process in a month.
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Most comprehensive book on the subject. Very useful.
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By eljay on February 6, 2013
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This is an excellent book for sound engineers. I highly recommend it to all my colleagues. Well worth the price.
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