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ERIC Number: ED052598
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 559
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The Technique of the Sound Studio: Radio, Record Production, Television, and Film. Revised Edition.
Nisbett, Alec
Detailed explanations of the studio techniques used in radio, record, television, and film sound production are presented in as non-technical language as possible. An introductory chapter discusses the physics and physiology of sound. Subsequent chapters detail standards for sound control in the studio; explain the planning and routine of a sound recording session; describe the many variations possible in studios, studio equipment, and microphones; and offer suggestions for achieving speech and music balance. The production of sound effects, the use of tape and disc replay as program sources, fades and mixes, echo and distortion, and the use and control of sound distortions for creative purposes are examined. In addition, the text covers in full the processes involved in checking quality, controlling volume, and editing both tape and film sound. In conclusion, suggestions are offered for pulling all the technical details into focus and creating a cohesive program which conveys its ideas in a well-paced, imaginative manner. The emphasis throughout the book is on general principles. Each subject is dealt with in terms of aural analysis, describing what to listen for, how, and why. A glossary, a bibliography, and an index supplement the text. (JY)
Hastings House, Publishers, Inc., 10 East 40th Street, New York, N.Y. 10016 ($13.50, paperback, $10.00)
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Note: Library of Communication Techniques