Item description for The Sound Reinforcement Handbook (Yamaha Products) by Gary Davis & Ralph Jones...
(Yamaha Products). Sound reinforcement is the use of audio amplification systems. This book is the first and only book of its kind to cover all aspects of designing and using such systems for public address and musical performance. The book features information on both the audio theory involved and the practical applications of that theory, explaining everything from microphones to loudspeakers. This revised edition features almost 40 new pages and is even easier to follow with the addition of an index and a simplified page and chapter numbering system. New topics covered include: MIDI, Synchronization, and an Appendix on Logarithms. 416 Pages.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.8" Width: 8.4" Height: 1.2" Weight: 2.6 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 1988
ISBN 0881889008 ISBN13 9780881889000 UPC 073999009644
Reviews - What do customers think about The Sound Reinforcement Handbook (Yamaha Products)?
The Industry Standard (Our not so little Black Book) May 28, 2008
The Good - This book is one of the industry standards for sound reinforcement and Loudspeakers. It is very complete and covers everything from the fundamentals to advanced topics. It can be used to introduce you to the topic and as a reference.
The Bad - Reads like a Textbook or an Owners Manual, and as it covers everything some parts will seam simple and others extremely hard to understand.
Summary - It is all there. The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly. I work in the speaker industry and almost everyone has a copy. If you want to fully understand Audio Reinforcement and Loudspeakers this is a great book. If you want a light read for casual understanding try a For Dummies book.
The definitive resource, not dated - more like learning painting from an old master May 25, 2008
This was, is, and will be the definitive live sound guide. Take it from MANY professionals. I studied music and this was what was recommended for live sound reinforcement and funny enough when I checked recently - it still is. So never mind the "these digital times" review - this is indeed like learning an art from a master with timeless and always-pertinent concepts useful to those who know this and use this powerful material. The concepts are solid and still pertinent. If you want to learn how to use modern digital equipment specifically and ignore that the concepts in this book can be applied since the acoustics and challenges of live sound remain relatively unchanged, read the manuals that came with the digital equipment. Then read this book to REALLY learn how to do more with whatever you have.
do not buy this book, it is old and provides no recent technological info May 10, 2008
the book is old, second printing 20 years ago and that is a lifetime in these digital technological days. it presents info that will always be valid but it does not integrate it with newer technologies. do not waste your money.
Bible of Sound Feb 17, 2008
This book really good. I've almost read the whole thing. There is alot of good information and conceptual stuff like the science behind sound. There is also alot of application in the book except that the application part is relatively general about sound technique and equipment usage but nontheless very much helpful. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to get serious or learn more about sound reinforcement as well as for people who have been in the business for years. This book has something for everyone.
A lot of what worked in 1986 is still 100% applicable Dec 16, 2007
This book covers absolutely everything you'd really want to know about live sound in a little more detail than most people care to digest. A must read for anyone seriously involved (or hoping to become) in pro audio. The major shortcoming of this book is that it deals with audio technology of 21 years ago. Most of it still applies, and a lot of it hasn't even changed, but these days everything is going digital. Gating and dynamics processing has become so much different in execution (not principle) that a newer book would be very helpful.