Focal Press - Three winners will win all three books!!

Three winners will win all three books!!

1) The Audio Expert
Everything You Need to Know About Audio
By Ethan Winer / $54.95


NOT YET PUBLISHED! Win an advance copy!

The Audio Expert is a comprehensive reference that takes the intermediate to advanced recording engineer or audiophile and makes you an expert. The book goes far beyond merely explaining how audio "works." It brings together the concepts of audio, aural perception, musical instrument physics, acoustics, and basic electronics, showing how they're intimately related. Describing in great detail many of the practices and techniques used by recording and mixing engineers, the topics include video production and computers. Rather than merely showing how to use audio devices such as equalizers and compressors, Ethan Winer explains how they work internally, and how they are spec'd and tested.

2) The Science of Sound Recording
By Jay Kadis / $39.95


The Science of Sound Recording helps you build a basic foundation of scientific principles, explaining how recording really works. Packed with valuable must know information, illustrations and examples of 'worked through' equations this book introduces the theory behind sound recording practices in a logical and practical way while placing an emphasis on the concepts of measurement as they relate to sound recording, physical principles of mechanics and acoustics, biophysics of hearing, introduction to electronics, analog and digital recording theory and how science determines mixing techniques.

3) Eargle's The Microphone Book, Third Edition
From Mono to Stereo to Surround - A Guide to Microphone Design and Application
By Ray A. Rayburn / $54.95


Written by Ray Rayburn, a highly respected industry veteran and Grammy award winner, Eargle's The Microphone Book is the only guide you will ever need for the latest in microphone technology, application and technique. This new edition features more on microphone arrays and wireless microphones, new material on digital models; the latest developments in surround; expanded advice on studio set up, recording and mic selection. The book takes you into the studio or concert hall to see how performers are positioned and how the best microphone array is determined. Problem areas such as reflections, studio leakage and isolation are analyzed from practical viewpoints. Creative solutions to stereo sound staging, perspective, and balance are covered in detail. It is an invaluable resource for learning the 'why' as well as the 'how' of choosing and placing a microphone for any situation.

Focal Press has been a leading publisher of Media Technology books for over 70 years. Focal provides essential resources for professionals and students in many areas including: film and digital video production, photography, digital imaging, graphics, animation and new media, music recording and production, mass communications, and theatre technology. Focal Press connects the creative community with visionary leaders in their field, helping them further their craft no matter what stage of their journey they are at.

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