Surround Sound: Up and Running

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Taylor & Francis, 2008 - Music - 240 pages
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"The popularity of Surround Sound in the cinema and home has exploded, with technology becoming cheaper and more accessible. Now in its second edition, Surround Sound is a comprehensive guide to all aspects of this medium. - "Written by a leading industry expert, Tom Holman has fully updated this edition to include 10.2 surround, advances in digital cinema and the latest delivery methods. - Using clear and concise explanations Holman covers Monitoring, Multichannel Mixing, Delivery Formats and Psychoacoustics. - "Full of hands-on practical advice, Surround Sound is essential reading for both new and experienced engineers."--BOOK JACKET.

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Preface to the Second Edition
1 Introduction
2 Monitoring
3 Multichannel Microphone Technique
4 Multichannel Mixing and Studio Operations
5 Delivery Formats
6 Psychoacoustics
The Use of Surrounds in Saving Private Ryan
Sample Rate
Word Length Also Known as Bit Depth or Resolution
Music Mostly Formats

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Tomlinson Holman is one of the most prominent figures in audio today. He is widely known for introducing new products and processes in the field, including the THX Sound System, Home THX, and the THX Digital Mastering program developed while he was Corporate Technical Director at Lucasfilm, Ltd. Mr. Holman has won career achievement awards from Cinema Audio Society and the Custom Electronics Design and Installation Association, as well as an Academy Award for Technical Achievement in 2001. His feature film credits include Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and Star Wars: Return of the Jedi among others.

Arthur Baum received his bachelor's degree in physics and mathematics from Harvard University and went on to study film sound at the University of Southern California. He has mixed and recorded sound for several independent films, webisodes, and documentaries and has edited sound for television programs airing on Discovery Channel, Syfy Network, Cartoon Network, and Animal Planet. In addition to his work on independent and corporate projects, Mr. Baum has served on the faculty of the USC School of Cinematic Arts, teaching sound theory and technique to incoming film production students.

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