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Acoustics & Sound

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  • How Audiobooks Make You Smarter

    7 Little Known Ways Audio Books Can Boost Memory Capacity And Increase Intelligence

    by Entrepreneur Publishing

    Everyone knows that reading makes you smarter.  But did you know listening to Audiobooks doesn’t just make you smarter, it makes you smarter, quicker, and increases your intellect and recall as well? If you want to discover why audiobooks are the coming rage, this is the book for you. If you want to learn more, faster than ever before this book is for you too. Even if all you want is to ... Read more

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  • Pro Techniques For Home Recording: Studio Tracking, Mixing, & Mastering Tips, Tricks, & Techniques With Audio

    by Joe Dochtermann

    Why do professional recordings sound "bigger than life"? Are there special microphones and secret techniques? Or is it somehow the magic of the "big studio"?Learn how to improve your tracks (without spending big bucks on gear) with "Pro Techniques For Home Recording". This eBook covers every step in home music production from setup to mixing and mastering. Complete with audio examples. ... Read more

    $11.34 AUD

  • Illegal Harmonies

    Music in the Modern Age

    by Andrew Ford

    Listen. What do you hear?We are surrounded by sounds all the time, but we tend not to hear them; our brains are very good at editing what our ears pick up. If we stop for a moment to listen, there they are: the ticking clock, traffic noise, fragments of conversation, a passing plane. These are examples of what the American composer John Cage called “illegal harmony”.In response to the noisiest ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Speed of Sound

    Breaking the Barriers between Music and Technology: A Memoir

    by Thomas Dolby

    Thomas Dolby is a five-time Grammy nominee, whose ‘She Blinded Me With Science’ reached number 5 on the US Billboard charts in 1982, appeared in Breaking Bad, and was even covered by The Muppets...Based on his meticulous notes and journals, The Speed of Sound chronicles Dolby’s life in the music business during the eighties; in Silicon Valley through the nineties, and at the forefront of the ... Read more

    $9.89 AUD

  • Master Handbook of Acoustics

    by F. Alton Everest and 1 more

    Practical Instruction on the Art and Science of Acoustic Design and ArchitectureBuild your own acoustic environments such as recording studios, control rooms, and home listening rooms with expert insights from two engineering professionals. Fully expanded to cover the latest methods and software tools, Master Handbook of Acoustics, Fifth Edition presents clear explanations of acoustic phenomena ... Read more

    $58.07 AUD

  • A Simple Guide To Car Audio Systems

    Everything You Need To Know In Order To Pimp Your Ride For Sound Performance That’s To the Max!

    by KMS Publishing

    Want to build the car stereo of your dreams? Want to load a better sounding car sound system on a budget? You can do-it-yourself!We remove the mystery surrounding subwoofers, tweeters, head units, amplifiers and other audio electronics for your car and explain the whole thing about car stereos and car audio equipment in simple language.This book is your quick and easy car sound system resource for ... Read more

    $6.13 AUD

  • Live Audio: The Art of Mixing a Show

    by Dave Swallow

    A practical hands on 'in the trenches' guide to mixing and live sound from an author who has a lot of experience in the field. ... Read more

    $62.58 AUD

  • Ableton Live 9

    by Keith Robinson

    Never has there been music production software that so closely emulates the human mind and the demand for delivering music through a computer than Live. With an imaginative design and a forward-thinking mission, Ableton continues their legacy with Live 9, a software package that drives music production to the cutting edge while squarely meeting the needs of the composer, producer, perform, ... Read more

    $80.40 AUD

  • Audio Engineering 101

    A Beginner's Guide to Music Production

    by Tim Dittmar

    Practical, concise, and approachable, Audio Engineering 101, Second Edition covers everything aspiring audio engineers need to know to make it in the recording industry, from the characteristics of sound to microphones, analog versus digital recording, EQ/compression, mixing, mastering, and career skills. Filled with hand-ons, step-by-step technique breakdowns and all-new interviews with active ... Read more

    $62.58 AUD

  • Ableton Live 8 and Suite 8

    Create, Produce, Perform

    by Keith Robinson and 1 more

    Learn how to create, produce and perform a whole new way; prepare to unlock the power of Live. This book and DVD combination shows, if you get it right, exactly what Ableton Live can deliver.Engineered to follow Lives non linear music environment the book looks and feels like the program, its unique format utilizes the terms and creative features of Live- tabs, keys, pointers, and labels to learn ... Read more

    $71.49 AUD

  • Discord:The Story of Noise

    The Story of Noise

    by Mike Goldsmith

    Noise is a widely recognized problem and health concern in the modern world. Given the importance of managing noise levels and developing suitable 'soundscapes' in contexts such as industry, schools, or public spaces, this is an area of active research for acousticians. But noise, in the sense of dissonance, can also be used positively; composers have employed it from Baroque music to Rock ... Read more

    $19.02 AUD

  • The Audiophile's Project Sourcebook: 120 High-Performance Audio Electronics Projects

    by G. Randy Slone

    THE AUDIOPHILE’S PROJECT SOURCEBOOKBuild audio projects that produce great sound for far less than they cost in the store, with audio hobbyists’ favorite writer Randy Slone. In The Audiophile’s Project Sourcebook, Slone gives you—• Clear, illustrated schematics and instructions for high-quality, high-power electronic audio components that you can build at home• Carefully constructed designs for ... Read more

    $43.00 AUD

  • Valve Radio and Audio Repair Handbook

    by CHAS MILLER

    Valve Radio and Audio Repair Handbook is not only an essential read for every professional working with antique radio and gramophone equipment, but also dealers, collectors and valve technology enthusiasts the world over.The emphasis is firmly on the practicalities of repairing and restoring, so technical content is kept to a minimum, and always explained in a way that can be followed by readers ... Read more

    $106.25 AUD

  • Building Valve Amplifiers

    by Morgan Jones

    Building Valve Amplifiers is a unique hands-on guide for anyone working with tube audio equipment--as an electronics hobbyist, audiophile or audio engineer. This 2nd Edition builds on the success of the first with technology and technique revisions throughout and, significantly, a major new self-build project, worked through step-by-step, which puts into practice the principles and techniques ... Read more

    $47.73 AUD

  • Movie Geek

    The Den of Geek Guide to the Movieverse

    by Simon Brew and 1 more

    Movie Geek is a nerdy dive into popular movies, brought to you by the award-losing Den Of Geek website, with a foreword by the UK's foremost film critic, Mark Kermode. Discover hidden stories behind movies you love (and, er, don't love so much), and find out just why the most dangerous place to be is in a Tom Hanks film.Fascinating, surprisingly and hugely entertaining, this leftfield movie guide ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • RA The Book Vol 1

    The Recording Architecture Book of Studio Design

    by Roger D'Arcy and 2 more

    series RA The Book #1
    RA:The Book - The Recording Architecture Book of Studio Design was first published as a single, hardcover volume in 2011 and which has sold in over fifty countries to critical acclaim. A necessarily large format dictated by the detailed drawings it contained, RA:The Book was unavoidably heavy and costly to produce and ship. This iBook version is the first of three stand alone volumes which will ... Read more

    $9.56 AUD

  • The Design of Active Crossovers

    by Douglas Self

    The use of active crossovers is increasing. They are used by almost every sound reinforcement system, and by almost every recording studio monitoring set-up. There is also a big usage of active crossovers in car audio, with the emphasis on routing the bass to enormous low-frequency loudspeakers. Active crossovers are used to a small but rapidly growing extent in domestic hifi, and I argue that ... Read more

    $107.13 AUD

  • Audio Engineering: Know It All

    by Douglas Self and 8 more

    series Newnes Know It All #1
    The Newnes Know It All Series takes the best of what our authors have written to create hard-working desk references that will be an engineer's first port of call for key information, design techniques and rules of thumb. Guaranteed not to gather dust on a shelf!Audio engineers need to master a wide area of topics in order to excel. The Audio Engineering Know It All covers every angle, including ... Read more

    $64.34 AUD

  • Creating Sounds from Scratch

    A Practical Guide to Music Synthesis for Producers and Composers

    by Andrea Pejrolo and 1 more

    Creating Sounds from Scratch is a practical, in-depth resource on the most common forms of music synthesis. It includes historical context, an overview of concepts in sound and hearing, and practical training examples to help sound designers and electronic music producers effectively manipulate presets and create new sounds. The book covers the all of the main synthesis techniques including analog ... Read more

    $37.39 AUD

  • Edison: A Biography

    by Matthew Josephson

    A great folk hero in American history, Edison is viewed by the public as a facile inventor, the electrical wizard and the perfect symbol of the self-made and practical creator. But he was also a paradoxical figure: deaf, impoverished and with no formal education as a youngster, Edison nevertheless became a fertile and versatile inventor, accumulated fortunes for himself and others but remained ... Read more

    $15.34 AUD

  • Home Theater Hacks

    100 Industrial-Strength Tips & Tools

    by Brett McLaughlin

    series Hacks
    It might be the long lines at the theater, the $4.00 for a small bag of popcorn, or the cutting-edge technology that's now so readily available to the home market. Whatever the reason, the home theater market today is booming like the soundtrack to Star Wars! Want proof? A Google search for home theater reveals over three million results. Yikes!It's simply undeniable: More and more people prefer ... Read more

    $20.23 AUD

  • Schiit Happened

    The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

    by Jason Stoddard and 1 more

    "Despite, or maybe because of, their self-effacing nature, Schiit Audio has become the powerhouse headphone amp company over the last few years. From afar, it looks like they did it with ease...but the truth is much more complicated."--InnerFidelityFor everyone who didn't win the venture capital lottery,or everyone who wasn't born with a trust fund,for everyone who doesn't have rich relatives.. ... Read more

    $7.66 AUD

  • Electronics for Vinyl

    by Douglas Self

    Electronics for Vinyl is the most comprehensive book ever produced on the electronic circuitry needed to extract the best possible signal from grooves in vinyl. What is called the "vinyl revival" is in full swing, and a clear and comprehensive account of the electronics you need is very timely. Vinyl reproduction presents some unique technical challenges; the signal levels from moving-magnet ... Read more

    $87.55 AUD

  • Metal Music Manual

    Producing, Engineering, Mixing, and Mastering Contemporary Heavy Music

    by Mark Mynett

    Metal Music Manual shows you the creative and technical processes involved in producing contemporary heavy music for maximum sonic impact. From pre-production to final mastered product, and fundamental concepts to advanced production techniques, this book contains a world of invaluable practical information. Assisted by clear discussion of critical audio principles and theory, and a comprehensive ... Read more

    $112.52 AUD