$39.99
Pyramind Training Series: Audio Fundamentals
Signal Flow---Fundamental Tools of Sound Production
By Matt Donner, Steve Heithecker, and George Peterson
Item: 00-34386
UPC: 038081381619
ISBN 10: 0739066471
ISBN 13: 9780739066478
PRICE: $39.99
Series: Pyramind Training Series
Category: Pro Audio Textbook
Format: Book & DVD
The first volume in the Signal Flow group of books from the Pyramind Training series covers the life cycle of sound in today's production studios; choosing the right computer, DAW, and microphones for your needs; getting the right sound from your room on a budget; and the history and practical application of synthesis.

"I can’t wait to read the rest of the series. As long as the quality of information keeps in the same realm of the Audio Fundamentals, it’s a certainty that this training series will be quite a great investment for whoever wants to succeed in this business."
- Mateus Tebaldi, Music Gear Review
TITLE COMPOSER
The A-B, or Spaced-Pair Technique
Monitor Types
The Crossover
The Translatability Issue
Guidelines for Achieving Translatability
Operating Levels
Power Rules
The Doubling Rule(s)
The Haas Effect (aka Precedence Effect)
Polar Patterns
Understanding Audio Headroom
Factors Affecting the Studio Listening Environment
Working with Microphones
Experiment 1: Close Miking
Experiment 2: The Mid- and Far-Field Mics: A Modest, Then Significant, Distance
Experiment 3: Trying More Than One Mic at Once
The Color Blend Rule: Red and Yellow Make Orange!
Set Your Phasers to Stun (A Little Phase Never Hurt Anyone)
The Dual-Mono Rule: Two Mics Don't Make It Stereo!
Stereo Microphone Techniques
X-Y Technique
MICROPHONES
Types of Envelopes
The LFO
DSP
What to Do If You Captured It "Wrong"
Equalization
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
Filters
Shelf-Type Equalization
Parametric Equalizers
Ribbon Microphones
Pressure Zone Microphones
Microphone Basics
Microphone Types
Dynamic Microphones
Condenser Microphones
Sound Over Time: The Envelope
MORPHOLOGY AND TIME
Monitor Placement
Acoustical Considerations
THE FINAL WORD
About the Authors
MIDI AND SYNTHESIS
A Brief History of MIDI
Fundamentals of Synthesis
Oscillators
Filters
Noise Gates
Time-Based Effects: Depth
Delay
Reverberation (Reverb)
Amplitude: Loudness and Volume
Time: Morphology and Rhythm
TIMBRE--SOUND WAVES
The Single Sine Wave, in Detail
Two Sine Waves
Specialty Effects
The Blumlein Technique
The Mid-Side (M-S) Mic Technique
COMPUTER-BASED AUDIO
The Computer
Choosing a DAW
The Mac Versus PC Question
The OS Conundrum
The All-in-One Computer
Laptops
Combining Sine Waves to Create Noise
DYNAMICS: THE DECIBEL
Defining the dB
Fletcher-Munson Curves
Pitch Correction
Emulation Plug-Ins
STUDIO MONITORS
Monitors: The End of the Life Cycle
FREE VERSUS CAPTURED SOUND
WHAT IS SOUND?
Understanding Sound
Compression
Limiting
Multiband Compression
Expanders
Frequency: Timbre
The Basics of Time Shift
Index
CAPTURED SOUND
THE LIFE CYCLE OF SOUND IN THE STUDIO
Basic Electronics
Amplifiers and Envelopes
PREFACE
Dynamics Processing
Computer Displays
Digital Audio Basics
Sampling Rate
Bit Depth
The Different Types of dB
Selecting Monitors
Desktop (aka, Tower) Computers
Upgrade Options
RAM
Hard Drives and Storage