Last Updated: Jun 15, 2012
Ultimate Live Sound Operator's Handbook
By Bill Gibson
As the author of this book, I'd like to say that it is written specifically to help sound operators. It is not written to help design engineers or installers. If you want to do a better job at creating great sounds in the live sound world, this book is for you. It has helped a lot of people and is a very strong offering for sound operators who want practical solutions to everyday concerns.
Critical Listening Skills for Audio Professionals Book/CD
Call Number: 621.3893 EVEREST
This book is actually a compilation of two of Alton Everest's ear training books. The first, Critical Listening Skills, plays different frequencies, amplitudes, bands, filters, amount of total harmonic distortion, and reverbs. Then you are forced to recognize changes within these different areas.The second, Auditory Perception, discusses issues relating to the differences between how sound occurs and how we actually perceive it.
Guide to Sound Systems for Worship
Call Number: 621.3892 GUIDE
Provides the basic information on sound systems that is most needed by ministers, members of boards of trustees and worship and music committees, interested members of congregations, and even employees of musical instrument dealers that sell sound systems.
JBL Audio Engineering for Sound Reinforcement
Call Number: 621.3893 EARGLE
The material is laid out in several thorough sections, beginning with the fundamentals of sound and acoustics, moving to descriptions of equipment, and finally practical applications and sound system design.
Master Handbook of Acoustics
Call Number: 620.2 EVEREST
Learn how to perform acoustic measurements, choose room dimensions, assign speaker placement, analyze response curves, and design and install sound absorbers and diffusers. You will also find details on how to fine-tune room reverberation, minimize external noise, and apply psychoacoustic concepts.
So You Want to be a Soundman: Basic Sound Reinforcement for the Intersted Novice
Call Number: 6212.3893 CARR
This book is for those with an ear for music, who believe they would be good at it...if only it didn't look so darn complicated! The little secret is this: It's not that hard.This wonderful little book will provide you with some very valuable information concerning the ins and outs of mixing sound.
Sound Reinforcement Handbook
Call Number: 621.3892 DAVIS
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.
Ultimate Live Sound Operator's Handbook
Call Number: 621.3893 GIBSON
This comprehensive handbook focuses on each aspect of live sound in a way that is straightforward and easy to understand, breaking the process down into principles and practices that assist the modern sound tech in everything from planning and budgeting to mixing and recording the live show.
Mixing Audio: Concepts, Practices and Tools (paperback)
Call Number: 621.3893 IZHAKI
This tome fills a huge gap in references on this topic in a very timely fashion. The author most definitely knows this material in-depth and, despite a few very minor glitches in the grammar, presents the concepts in a very well-thought out fashion. Nothing gets lost in translation.
Business of Audio Engineering
Call Number: 621.3893 HAMPTON
Whether you're the seasoned professional, or the beginning entrepreneur, this book allows you to look at the art of audio-engineering and the principals of the music business from an honest and human perspective. Practical advice, shared experiences and Hampton's "matter-of-fact" way of presenting the material creates a real-world guide for how to effectively navigate the complex music/entertainment labyrinth.
Critical Listening Skills for Audio Professionals
It's actually kind of neat that someone wrote a book with exercises for gaining a certain skill in the music industry. This is rare, really rare. But these are WAY WAY basic skills. These are as entry level as it gets. If you are hard of hearing though and still insist on a career in audio tweeking, this might just be the book for you. It is hard to criticize this book because it is so thorough and actually does target some listening skills.