Audio Metering: Measurements, Standards and Practice by Eddy BrixenAudio Metering: Measurements, Standards and Practice by Eddy Brixen

Audio Metering: Measurements, Standards and Practice

byEddy BrixenEditorEddy Brixen

Paperback | November 2, 2010

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In this comprehensive guide Eddy B¿gh Brixen will take you through the complex and confusing concept of audio metering, giving you the knowledge and skills you need to utilize optional signal levels and produce high quality audio.

Covering all areas of this essential topic, Audio Metering begins with the basics- audio definitions and digital techniques, and works up to hearing and psychoacoustics. Levels in audio are defined, and the metering standards and practices are discussed, covering the existing standards abs VU and PPM, as well as the new loudness metering standards, making this the reference guide to audio metering.

This new edition includes

* Current information on loudness metering, covering existing and new standards, defining terms like LU, RLB, and LKFS
* Explanations of music sounds and structures
* An extended chapter on topics relevant to the sound engineer in the field of psychoacoustics
* More details on speech intelligibility and it's measures
* The skills needed for both small room acoustics and large auditoriums sound design without losing sound quality 
* An extended glossary

Packed full of valuable information that can be applied to a wide variety of everyday tasks, this handbook is essential reading for all technicians and engineers working with acoustics, electro acoustics and audio forensics.  It also provides essential information for anyone working with loudspeakers and large scale amplifiers, including sound design for theatrical and live audio set-ups.

Eddy B¿gh Brixen is an audio consultant and lecturer based in Denmark. His primary activities cover acoustics, electro acoustics and audio forensics. Eddy is a member of the AES, SMPTE, ACFEI and is recognized as a Diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Engineering. Formerly he has been affiliated with The Danish Broadcasting Corp...
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Title:Audio Metering: Measurements, Standards and PracticeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 8.9 × 5.9 × 0.7 inPublished:November 2, 2010Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0240814673

ISBN - 13:9780240814674

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Acoustic Sound
Chapter 2: From Acoustics Sound to Electrical Signals
Chapter 3: Digital representation
Chapter 4: Signal types
Chapter 5: How Large is an Audio Signal?
Chapter 6: The db concept
Chapter 7: The ear, hearing, and level perception
Chapter 8: Time weighing
Chapter 9: Frequency weighting and filters
Chapter 10: Determination of loudness
Chapter 11: Characteristics of Level Meters
Chapter 12: The Standard Volume Indicator (VU Meter)
Chapter 13: Peak program meter-PPM
Chapter 14: Loudness Metering
Chapter 15: Calibration of Level Meters
Chapter 16: Relationships Between Scales
Chapter 17: Dynamic Scales
Chapter 18: Polarity and Phase Reading
Chapter 19: Display of Level Distrubution
Chapter 20: Multi-Channel and Surround Sound
Chapter 21: Standards and Practices
Chapter 22: Summation of Audio Signals
Chapter 23: Digital Interface
Chapter 24: Where to Connect a Meter
Chapter 25: Fast Fourier Transformation
Chapter 26: Spectrum Analyzer
Chapter 27: Other Measurement Systems
Chapter 28: Measurement Signals
Chapter 29: Sound Level Meters
Chapter 30: NR and NC Curves
Chapter 31: Room Acoustics Measures

Editorial Reviews

"When considered as a reference source, the book is nicely conceived. Each chapter begins with topic headings in outline format, making it easy to scan a chapter to see if what you're seeking can be found there. There's a good index and a useful glossary, about half of which is acronyms.. would make an excellent companion to a course in audio measurements where practical applications could be covered by lecture and demonstration in a classroom and lab."--Useful Audio Stuff Blog