The Audio Dictionary: Third Edition, Revised and Expanded by Glenn D. WhiteThe Audio Dictionary: Third Edition, Revised and Expanded by Glenn D. White

The Audio Dictionary: Third Edition, Revised and Expanded

byGlenn D. White, Gary J. Louie

Paperback | May 20, 2005

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The Audio Dictionary is a comprehensive resource, including historical, obsolete, and obscure as well as contemporary terms relating to diverse aspects of audio such as film and TV sound, recording, Hi-Fi, and acoustics.

The Third Edition includes four hundred new entries, such as AAC (advanced audio coding), lip synch, metadata, MP3, and satellite radio. Every term from previous editions has been reconsidered and often rewritten. Guest entries are by Dennis Bohn, cofounder and head of research and development at Rane Corporation, and film sound expert Larry Blake, whose credits include Erin Brockovich and Ocean's Eleven. The appendixes--tutorials that gather a lifetime's worth of experience in acoustics--include both new and greatly expanded articles.

Glenn D. White has been a freelance recording engineer for more than thirty years, specializing in instrumentation for acoustic and vibration measurements. His clients include the University of Washington, Vassar College, Rutgers University, and the Boeing Company. Gary J. Louie has been the music recording specialist at the University...
Title:The Audio Dictionary: Third Edition, Revised and ExpandedFormat:PaperbackDimensions:516 pages, 6.02 × 9.06 × 1.18 inPublished:May 20, 2005Publisher:UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON PRESSLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0295984988

ISBN - 13:9780295984988


Table of Contents

Preface to the Third EditionIntroduction

The Audio Dictionary

Appendix 1. The Art and Science of Good AcousticsAppendix 2. Some Frequently Used Symbols and UnitsAppendix 3. How to Subdue a Hi-Fi SalespersonAppendix 4. Good Acoustics in Small Rooms and AuditoriaAppendix 5. Some Notes on Audio MeasurementsAppendix 6. The Balanced LineAppendix 7. Some Notes of Digital AudioAppendix 8. Musical Scales and the Tuning of Musical InstrumentsAppendix 9. Some Notes on the History of High FidelityAppendix 10. Some Notes on Decimal and Binary Arithmetic as Used in Computer TerminologyAppendix 11. Some Notes on Impedance and Frequency ResponseBibliography

Editorial Reviews

A handy little book that serious audio engineers should have around.

- Pro Audio Review