In this guide to sound reinforcement alignment and design, Bob McCarthy shares his expert knowledge and effective methodology from years of teaching audio. With this definitive guide to sound reinforcement design and optimization, Bob McCarthy shares his expert knowledge and effective methodology developed. correlations exist between the manipulation of sound system optimization parameters and Bob McCarthy at Alignment & Design, for sharing his wisdom and.

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This book is written for the field professional as well as the consultant or student, in a clear and easy-to-read style and illustrated with color diagrams and screenshots throughout.

All of a sudden you will want to move speakers around and fly mono point-source clusters. A MUST read for all sound engineers interested sounv the scientific side of audio systems. Thanks for telling us about the problem. These principles and techniques are applicable to the simplest and most complex systems alike, from the mccartgy speaker to the multi-element “line array. The book follows the audio signal path from the mix console to the audience and provides comprehensive information as to how ahd sound is spread over the listening area.

Later on you can use it as a reference manual, but if you try to start in the middle of a optimiaztion without understanding the context you may be disappointed and confused. About the book Publisher’s Note: Paperbackpages.


Man, it was cool. McCarthy is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and was a suburban newspaper editor for 23 years.

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You could just hire me to do it for you. There were many ideas and terms I had never heard before, as well nccarthy lots of tables and diagrams to interpret. This complexity is also what made the book so captivating.

Hely Vicente Chirinos rated it really liked it Jul 08, Complex speaker arrays are broken down systematically and the means to design systems that are capable of being fully optimized for maximum spatial uniformity is shown.

Dan Maier rated it liked it Mar 06, I could take measurements in different locations of the room, average them together, and set my graphic EQ by the numbers.

No one speaker is a perfect fit for a room, so there is always opportunity for system design. This could happen in our lifetime, as could world peace.

Sound Systems: Design and Optimization, 3rd Edition

The upside of reading this book is I freely admit that I love this book. Outlining how sound is spread over a listening area, looking at the physics of speaker interaction, methods of alignment including mic placement, equalization, speaker placement and acoustic treatment, and now including case studies offering real world examples to fully explore different principals discussed, thiss book provides the definitive guide to sound reinforcement design and optimization.

Martin Mikes rated it it was amazing Mar 02, One of the reasons that this book is so long is that McCarthy is genuinely vesign to prepare us for any situation we might possibly encounter.


Open Preview See a Problem? Janary Gentil rated it it was amazing Jan 04, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Wes Wakefield rated it it was amazing Jun 21, Samuel Raj rated znd really liked it Oct 12, The upside of reading this book is that you learn a lot about topics you never knew existed but have been affecting your audio work this entire time.

Sound System Design and Optimization, 2nd Edition [Book]

The complex nature of the physics of speaker interaction over a listening space is revealed in terms readily understandable to audio professionals. Ricky Furr rated it it was amazing Jul 15, With the first edition of Sound Systems I would sometimes finish an entire chapter ahd learned many details on a subject and still not know where to start.

Want to Read saving…. I refer back to mine desivn, except I lost it in a move a few years ago. The first time I read the book, I was excited to learn that there are areas of audio that can be predicted and measured.