Technology & Engineering

Acoustics and Psychoacoustics

Acoustics and Psychoacoustics

Author: David Howard

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781136121579

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 667

View: 955

The acoustics of a recording space can have a real impact on the sounds you create and capture. The book gives an essential grounding and understanding to how real music sounds behave and are perceived in real spaces. With a clear and simple style Howard and Angus walk you through the theory- the science of sound engineering and music production, and the practical ? how to apply it to music spaces so create professional sound, using real world examples and providing audio clips and recorded sounds to work with. Updated throughout the new edition uncovers the acoustic application for today's recording industry. The website is packed with audio clips, questions and answers, a calculation facility as well as links and resources.
Acoustical engineering

Acoustics and Psychoacoustics

Acoustics and Psychoacoustics

Author: David Martin Howard

Publisher: Focal Press

ISBN: 1138859877

Category: Acoustical engineering

Page: 510

View: 366

This new edition is fully revised to reflect new psychoacoustic information related to timbre and temporal perception, including an updated discussion of vocal fold vibration principles, samples of recent acoustic treatments, and a description of variable acoustics in spaces, as well as coverage of the environment's effect on production listening, sonification, and other topics. Devoted to the teaching of musical understanding, an accompanying website features various audio clips, tutorial sheets, questions and answers, and trainings that will take your perception of sound to the next level.
Technology & Engineering

Acoustics and Psychoacoustics

Acoustics and Psychoacoustics

Author: David Howard

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781136121586

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 497

View: 765

The acoustics of a recording space can have a real impact on the sounds you create and capture. The book gives an essential grounding and understanding to how real music sounds behave and are perceived in real spaces. With a clear and simple style Howard and Angus walk you through the theory- the science of sound engineering and music production, and the practical ? how to apply it to music spaces so create professional sound, using real world examples and providing audio clips and recorded sounds to work with. Updated throughout the new edition uncovers the acoustic application for today's recording industry. The website is packed with audio clips, questions and answers, a calculation facility as well as links and resources.
Music

Acoustics and Psychoacoustics

Acoustics and Psychoacoustics

Author: David Martin Howard

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780240516097

Category: Music

Page: 398

View: 642

This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the subject of acoustics, including the principles of human perception of sound, sometimes called psychoacoustics. Acoustics and Psychoacoustics is ideal for students of music technology, sound recording, traditional music and acoustics, as well as engineers studying audio, multimedia and communications systems. Anyone who wants a practical understanding of how real musical sounds behave and are perceived in real spaces, will find this an accessible and interesting read. Subjects featured include: Principles of sound Human hearing and psychoacoustics Musical timbre, pitch and loudness perception Sound generation in musical instruments Sound in different environments (architectural acoustics) Processing sound electronically The book's second edition provides new material on wave motion, brass and woodwind instruments, forward and backward masking, an introduction to coding, and diffusion. Additional references and marginal notes explaining basic terms are provided to aid understanding. Supporting website: http://www-users.york.ac.uk/~dmh8/AcPsych/acpsyc.htm Visit the book's supporting website, designed by author David Howard, for additional resources: Questions and exercises to test your knowledge Web links for further resources and research Audio clips Calculation facilities (eg. adding decibel values and converting between frequency ratio and cents/semitones) The website can also be reached via www.focalpress.com Professor David M Howard lectures on music technology at the University of York's Electronics Department. His research interests include the analysis and synthesis of music, speech and singing, human hearing modelling and the use of computer displays in voice teaching. He is an active organist, choral singer and choral conductor. Dr James Angus was an instigator of the music technology courses at York, where he formerly lectured. He is now an independent consultant and researches in the area of acoustics, in particular diffuser design and audio signal processing. Acoustics and Psychoacoustics is part of the Focal Press Music Technology Series. *A broad-ranging introduction to acoustics and psychoacoustics *Highly accessible for students requiring a practical understanding of the subject *Supporting website features exam questions and links to online sources
Technology & Engineering

Acoustics and Psychoacoustics

Acoustics and Psychoacoustics

Author: David M. Howard

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317508304

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 510

View: 623

The acoustics of a space can have a real impact on the sounds you create and capture. Acoustics and Psychoacoustics, Fifth Edition provides supportive tools and exercises to help you understand how music sounds and behaves in different spaces, whether during a performance or a recording, when planning a control room or listening space, and how it is perceived by performers, listeners, and recording engineers. With their clear and simple style, Howard and Angus cover both theory and practice by addressing the science of sound engineering and music production, the acoustics of musical instruments, the ways in which we hear musical sounds, the underlying principles of sound processing, and the application of these concepts to music spaces to create professional sound. This new edition is fully revised to reflect new psychoacoustic information related to timbre and temporal perception, including an updated discussion of vocal fold vibration principles, samples of recent acoustic treatments, and a description of variable acoustics in spaces, as well as coverage of the environment’s effect on production listening, sonification, and other topics. Devoted to the teaching of musical understanding, an accompanying website (www.routledge.com/cw/howard) features various audio clips, tutorial sheets, questions and answers, and trainings that will take your perception of sound to the next level. This book will help you: Gain a basic grounding in acoustics and psychoacoustics with respect to music audio technology systems Incorporate knowledge of psychoacoustics in future music technology system designs as appropriate Understand how we hear pitch, loudness, and timbre Learn to influence the acoustics of an enclosed space through designed physical modifications
Technology & Engineering

Studies in Musical Acoustics and Psychoacoustics

Studies in Musical Acoustics and Psychoacoustics

Author: Albrecht Schneider

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319472928

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 444

View: 685

This book comprises twelve articles which cover a range of topics from musical instrument acoustics to issues in psychoacoustics and sound perception as well as neuromusicology. In addition to experimental methods and data acquisition, modeling (such as FEM or wave field synthesis) and numerical simulation plays a central role in studies addressing sound production in musical instruments as well as interaction of radiated sound with the environment. Some of the studies have a focus on psychoacoustic aspects in regard to virtual pitch and timbre as well as apparent source width (for techniques such as stereo or ambisonics) in music production. Since musical acoustics imply subjects playing instruments or singing in order to produce sound according to musical structures, this area is also covered including a study that presents an artificial intelligent agent capable to interact with a real ('analog') player in musical genres such as traditional and free jazz.
Science

Psychoacoustics

Psychoacoustics

Author: Hugo Fastl

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540231592

Category: Science

Page: 472

View: 742

Psychoacoustics offers a unique, comprehensive summary of information describing the processing of sound by the human hearing system. The third edition includes an additional chapter on audio-visual interactions and applications, plus more on applications throughout.
Technology & Engineering

Sound Reproduction

Sound Reproduction

Author: Floyd E. Toole

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317415091

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 956

View: 368

Sound Reproduction: The Acoustics and Psychoacoustics of Loudspeakers and Rooms, Third Edition explains the physical and perceptual processes that are involved in sound reproduction and demonstrates how to use the processes to create high-quality listening experiences in stereo and multichannel formats. Understanding the principles of sound production is necessary to achieve the goals of sound reproduction in spaces ranging from recording control rooms and home listening rooms to large cinemas. This revision brings new science-based perspectives on the performance of loudspeakers, room acoustics, measurements and equalization, all of which need to be appropriately used to ensure the accurate delivery of music and movie sound tracks from creators to listeners. The robust website (www.routledge.com/cw/toole) is the perfect companion to this necessary resource.
Technology & Engineering

Psychoacoustic Music Sound Field Synthesis

Psychoacoustic Music Sound Field Synthesis

Author: Tim Ziemer

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030230333

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 287

View: 359

This book provides a broad overview of spaciousness in music theory, from mixing and performance practice, to room acoustics, psychoacoustics and audio engineering, and presents the derivation, implementation and experimental validation of a novel type of spatial audio system. Discussing the physics of musical instruments and the nature of auditory perception, the book enables readers to precisely localize synthesized musical instruments while experiencing their timbral variance and spatial breadth. Offering interdisciplinary insights for novice music enthusiasts and experts in the field of spatial audio, this book is suitable for anyone interested in the study of music and musicology and the application of spatial audio mixing, or those seeking an overview of the state of the art in applied psychoacoustics for spatial audio.
Technology & Engineering

Communication Acoustics

Communication Acoustics

Author: Ville Pulkki

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118866559

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 456

View: 276

In communication acoustics, the communication channel consists of a sound source, a channel (acoustic and/or electric) and finally the receiver: the human auditory system, a complex and intricate system that shapes the way sound is heard. Thus, when developing techniques in communication acoustics, such as in speech, audio and aided hearing, it is important to understand the time–frequency–space resolution of hearing. This book facilitates the reader’s understanding and development of speech and audio techniques based on our knowledge of the auditory perceptual mechanisms by introducing the physical, signal-processing and psychophysical background to communication acoustics. It then provides a detailed explanation of sound technologies where a human listener is involved, including audio and speech techniques, sound quality measurement, hearing aids and audiology. Key features: Explains perceptually-based audio: the authors take a detailed but accessible engineering perspective on sound and hearing with a focus on the human place in the audio communications signal chain, from psychoacoustics and audiology to optimizing digital signal processing for human listening. Presents a wide overview of speech, from the human production of speech sounds and basics of phonetics to major speech technologies, recognition and synthesis of speech and methods for speech quality evaluation. Includes MATLAB examples that serve as an excellent basis for the reader’s own investigations into communication acoustics interaction schemes which intuitively combine touch, vision and voice for lifelike interactions.

Communication Acoustics

Communication Acoustics

Author: Abramo Adessi

Publisher:

ISBN: 1681171120

Category:

Page: 278

View: 812

Science

Psychoacoustics

Psychoacoustics

Author: Eberhard Zwicker

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783662095621

Category: Science

Page: 417

View: 655

Psychoacoustics - Facts and Models represents a comprehensive collection of data describing the processing of sound by the human hearing system. It includes quantitative relations between sound stimuli and auditory perception in terms of hearing sensations. In addition, quantitative psychoacoustic models of hearing sensations are given. The monograph contains a unique collection of data on the human hearing system as a receiver of acoustic information as well as many examples of the practical application of the results of basic research in fields such as audiology, noise evaluation, and sound engineering. Many helpful hints for the solution of practical problems will be of particular benefit to engineers, and the book as a whole should serve as an important benchmark in the field of psychoacoustics. The treatment given in this second edition has been thoroughly updated with recent results.