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Everest, F. Alton (Frederick Alton), 1909-2005
Critical listening skills for audio professionals / by F. Alton Everest
Boston, MA : Thomson Course Technology, c2007
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 4th Floor  TA365 .E94 2007    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Auditory perception
Ear training
Sound -- Recording and reproducing -- Evaluation
Physical Description viii, 203 p. : ill. ; 29 cm. + 1 sound disc (digital, MP3 file ; 4 3/4 in.)
Includes bibliographical references (p. 192-194) and index
Contents 1. Critical listening. Estimating the frequency of sound : pure tones and random noise -- Estimation of sound level changes : tones, speech, and music -- Estimating frequency band limitations : music, male and female -- Frequency response irregularities : their effect on music and speech -- Judgment of sound quality : simple and complex sounds -- Detecting distortion : what it is and how it sounds -- Reverberation effects : on speech and music -- Signal versus noise : their interrelationship -- Voice colorations : how they sound and what causes -- Listening with discernment : a review -- 2. Auditory Perception. Introduction to the structure and function of the human hearing system -- Use of loudspeakers and headphones -- Loudness, pitch, and timbre : the subjective correlates of sound level, frequency, and spectrum -- How one sound masks another : a study of critical bands -- How the ear analyzes sound : auditory filters at work -- Non-linearities in the auditory system : distortions generated in the ear -- The perception of delayed sounds: how we hear echoes and reflections -- Why some sounds are more pleasant than others : consonance, dissonance, and the critical band -- How we locate sounds : the head, the pinna, and an amazing computer -- True binaural listening : the dummy head in binaural recording
Summary Teaches the important skills a music engineer and producer need: the ability to discern audio frequencies, distortions, and other sounds. Written for those involved in professional audio recording - recording engineers, producers, musicians, video post production engineers - this book addresses this subject

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