Acoustics and Psychoacoustics is ideal for students of music technology, sound recording, traditional music and acoustics, as well as engineers studying audio, multimedia and communications systems. Gain a practical understanding of how real musical sounds behave and are perceived in real spaces with this accessible and interesting read.
This third edition offers a CD of audio examples, crucial for a clear understanding of the concepts discussed.
Visit the book's supporting website at http://books.elsevier.com/0240519957 for additional resources such as:
* Questions and exercises to test your knowledge
* Web links for further resources and research
* Audio clips
* Calculation facilities (eg. adding decibel values and converting between frequency ratio and cents/semitones)
This website can also be reached via www.focalpress.com
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"This book isn't aimed at those looking for straightforward guidance on designing sound systems to suit a particular application, but it does ably equip the reader with an armoury of knowledge to be able to do so." Lighting and Sound, Sept 06
Review of the previous edition:
'This book is a good choice for music students - and ear surgeons. For anyone studying acoustics for the first time the explanations are about as easy as they come and the coverage wide too.'
'a comprehensive book designed to provide a broad-ranging introduction to the subject of acoustics,' Audio, Video and Broadcasting magazine
'a good solid reference', Guy Scarlett, Lecturer, UK
"The sound and the way we hear it; its characteristics and the complex processes that are carried out between the hearing and the brain to interpret it; its processing; the musical notes; the tuning systems; the audition environments or spaces, and more. "Acoustics and Psychoacoustics" talks about all these topics in a precise, clear way with a wide variety of examples so that the reader can solve any doubt." - Tecnoprofile Magazine
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- PublisherFocal Press
- Publication date2006
- ISBN 10 0240519957
- ISBN 13 9780240519951
- Edition number3
- Number of pages416