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Stage Sound

Digital Technical Theatre SimplifiedDigital Technical Theatre Simplified
Drew Campbell
An essential reference tool for anyone working in the theatre, this is a comprehensive overview of the digital tools currently available for the stage. Topics covered include intelligent lighting, digital audio, video projection, media servers, LED lighting, and much more. Softcover, 272 pp. $29.95.

Sound and Music for the TheatreSound and Music for the Theatre

3rd Edition
Deena Kaye & James LeBrecht
For every phase of theatrical production, Sound and Music for the Theatre traces the entire process of sound design from the initial concept through closing night. The book discusses the early evolution of sound design that supports the play, from researching sources for music and effects to negotiating a contract. Softcover, $41.95.

Master Handbook of AcousticsMaster Handbook of Acoustics
5th Edition
F. Alton Everest & Ken C. Pohlmann
Fully expanded to cover the latest methods and software tools, Master Handbook of Acoustics, Fifth Edition presents clear explanations of acoustic phenomena and provides a hands-on approach to room design. Learn how to perform acoustic measurements, choose room dimensions, assign speaker placement, analyze response curves, and design and install sound absorbers and diffusers. Softcover, 510 pp. $49.95.

The Rest is Noise: Listening to the 20th CenturyThe Rest is Noise: Listening to the 20th Century

Alex Ross
The Rest Is Noise takes the reader inside the labyrinth of modern sound. It tells of maverick personalities who have resisted the cult of the classical past, struggled against the indifference of a wide public, and defied the will of dictators. Whether they have charmed audiences with pure beauty or battered them with pure noise, composers have always been exuberently of the present, defying the stereotype of classical music as a dying art. Hardcover, 624 pp. $34.50.

Recording Tips for EngineersTim CrichRecording Tips for Engineers
Tim Crich
This is sound recording made easy. It's written in simple point form with no endless rambling. Pesky technical information is cleary explained with detailed illustrations. Dial in great sounds from any size recording studio. This book will advance your career as a Recording Engineer. Softcover, 298 pp. $59.95.

Recording Studio Technology, Maintenance, and RepairsRecording Studio Technology, Maintenance, and Repairs
Tom McCartney
Recording Studio Technology, Maintenance, and Repairs
is the number one reference book for studio technicians. Written by a recording studio service professional, this comprehensive and practical guide shows you not only how speakers, microphones, mixing boards, amplifiers, meters, oscilloscopes. Softcover, 242 pp. $42.95.

The Sound StudioThe Sound Studio: Audio Techniques for Radio, Television, Film and Recording
Alec Nisbett
This classic work has inspired and informed a whole generation of artists and technicians working in all branches of the audio industry. Now in its seventh edition, The Sound Studio has been expanded to cover the rapidly expanding range of possibilities offered by today's digital equipment: the virtual studio, 5.1 surround, hard drive mixers and multichannel recorders, and DVD and CD-RW. Softcover, 388 pp. $82.95.

5.1 Surround Sound Up and Running5.1 Surround Sound Up and Running5.1 Surround Sound Up and Running
Tomlinson Holman
Written by a leading expert in multichannel sound, 5.1 Surround Sound is a comprehensive work that shows how to produce, master, and engineer 5.1 program material. This book highlights all uses of multichannel sound, giving special attention to the new aspects of multichannel sound, including digital television and music recording. Softcover, 273 pp. $62.95.

This Business of MusicThis Business of Music
9th Edition
M. William Kraxilovsky and Sydney Shemel
This new edition, brought right up-to-date to include new advances in digital technology, is the most comprehensive source of information on almost every aspect of today's evolving music industry. Essential reading for anyone working, or thinking about working in the music business. Hardcover, 526 pp. $49.00.

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Concert Sound and LightingConcert Sound and Lighting Systems
Third Edition
John Vasey
Concert Sound and Lighting Systems provides comprehensive coverage of equipment and setup procedures for touring concert systems. The new edition will cover the new equipment now available and discuss other venues where the skills and technology are being used. $41.95.

Control Systems for Live EntertainmentControl Systems for Live Entertainment
Second Edition
John Huntington
Control Systems for Live Entertainment provides essential information for anyone interested in how control systems and computers are used in the live entertainment arena. The first book on the subject, John Huntington has completey updated and revised this work to reflect new technologies in the field. Covering control for lighting, lasers, sound, video, film projection, stage machinery, animatronics, special effects and pyrotechnics for theatre, concerts, theme parks, themed-retail, cruise ships, museums, corporate and other events, the Second Edition includes:

-- Sections on all major entertainment control standards, methods and protocols, including DMX512, MIDI, MIDI Show Control, Sony 9-Pin, SMPTE Time Code and many others.

-- Basics of control systems and data communications, including EIA serial standards.

-- Information on networks for entertainment applications, including Ethernet.

-- System design concepts and case studies featuring realistic problems and practical solutions.

-- A unique combined focus on computers, art and practice.

Drawing on his extensive experience in the field and classroom, author John Huntington clearly explains everything that goes on behind the scenes and inside the machines to bring bold visions to life in real-world settings. $90.95.

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