Small Signal Audio Design

Author: Douglas Self

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1134635133

Category: Computers

Page: 770

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"This second edition of Small Signal Audio Design is the essential and unique guide to the design of high-quality analogue circuitry for preamplifiers, mixing consoles, and many other signal-processing devices. You will learn to use inexpensive and readily available parts to obtain state-of-the-art performance in all the vital parameters of noise, distortion, crosstalk, etc. This practical handbook provides a repertoire of circuit blocks from which almost any type of audio system can be built. Essential points of theory that determine practical performance are lucidly and thoroughly explained, with the mathematics at a minimum. Virtually every page reveals nuggets of specialized knowledge not found elsewhere. Douglas' background in design for manufacture ensures he keeps a wary eye on the cost of things. Learn how to: - Make amplifiers with apparently impossibly low noise - Design discrete circuitry that can handle enormous signals with vanishingly low distortion - Use ordinary bipolar transistors to make amplifiers with an input impedance of more than 50 Megohms - Transform the performance of low-cost-opamps, and how to make filters with very low noise and distortion - Make incredibly accurate volume controls - Make a huge variety of audio equalisers - Make magnetic cartridge preamplifiers that have noise so low it is limited by basic physics - Sum, switch, clip, compress, and route audio signals effectively - Build reliable power-supplies, with many practical ways to keep both the noise and the cost down"--

Small- Signal Audio Design

Author: Douglas Self

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136121412

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 486

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Small- Signal Audio Design is an essential for audio equipment designers and engineers for one simple reason; it enables you as a professional to develop reliable, high-performance circuits. This practical handbook not only teaches you the basic fundamentals but shows you how to apply opamps and discrete transistors in the preamplifier and signal-processing areas of audio and other low-frequency areas. It provides you with the necessary in-depth information, with presentations on the technologies that power the equipment- hi-fi preamplifiers, audio mixers, electronic crossovers, among others. Full of valuable information it includes exceptional audio mixer material, based on the authors 19 year design experience, revealing a lot of specialized information that has never been published before. Get answers to your most critical questions, insight into development techniques, and best-practices on optimizing features that will define your product's success.

Small- Signal Audio Design

Author: Douglas Self

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136121420

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 486

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Small- Signal Audio Design is an essential for audio equipment designers and engineers for one simple reason; it enables you as a professional to develop reliable, high-performance circuits. This practical handbook not only teaches you the basic fundamentals but shows you how to apply opamps and discrete transistors in the preamplifier and signal-processing areas of audio and other low-frequency areas. It provides you with the necessary in-depth information, with presentations on the technologies that power the equipment- hi-fi preamplifiers, audio mixers, electronic crossovers, among others. Full of valuable information it includes exceptional audio mixer material, based on the authors 19 year design experience, revealing a lot of specialized information that has never been published before. Get answers to your most critical questions, insight into development techniques, and best-practices on optimizing features that will define your product's success.

Audio Power Amplifier Design Handbook

Author: Douglas Self

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136123733

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 488

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First Published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Designing Audio Power Amplifiers

Author: Bob Cordell

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071640258

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 640

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Master the art of audio power amplifier design This comprehensive book on audio power amplifier design will appeal to members of the professional audio engineering community as well as the hobbyist. Designing Audio Power Amplifiers begins with power amplifier design basics that a novice can understand and moves all the way through to in-depth design techniques for the very sophisticated audiophile and professional audio power amplifier designer. This is the single best source of knowledge for anyone who wants to design an audio power amplifier, whether for fun or profit. Develop and hone your audio design skills with in-depth coverage of these and other topics: Basics of audio power amplifier design MOSFET power amplifiers and error correction Static and dynamic crossover distortion demystified Understanding negative feedback and the controversy surrounding it Advanced negative feedback compensation techniques Sophisticated DC servo design Audio measurements and instrumentation Overlooked sources of distortion SPICE simulation for audio amplifiers, including a tutorial SPICE transistor modeling, including the EKV model for power MOSFETs Thermal design and the use of ThermalTrak transistors Four chapters devoted to class D amplifiers Supplemental material available at www.cordellaudio.com includes: * Ready-to-run amplifier simulations * Key transistor models * Other bonus materials Make Great Stuff! TAB, an imprint of McGraw-Hill Professional, is a leading publisher of DIY technology books for makers, hackers, and electronics hobbyists.

Designing Audio Circuits

Author: Robert Sontheimer

Publisher: Elektor International Media

ISBN: 9780905705507

Category: Audio amplifiers

Page: 276

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How does speech, music, or, indeed, any sound get from the record, the CD or the cassette tape to the loudspeaker? This is a question that many people keep on asking and to which this book endeavours to give a comprehensible answer. Understanding the background of the process is a first requirement, which is why the author in the description of single components makes clear what exactly happens in the component. An understanding is also engendered of phenomena such as noise, hum, distortion, and others, as well as standards such as the decibel and the RIAA characteristic. Designing circuits is practically impossible without an understanding of the various networks involved in the conversion of the input sound to the sound emanating from a loudspeaker. To this end, the author describes four important basic circuits using an operational amplifier, a component without which modern audio circuits can no longer be imagined. Variants of these four circuits return in many of the other circuits contained in this book. Building circuits, including ancillary and special ones, form the practical parts of this book. These circuits can be applied in audio equipment as well as with certain musical instruments. There are preamplifiers, filters, output stages, power supplies, compandors, mixer panels, level meters, bandwidth limiters, headphone amplifiers, playback stages, as well as tips on construction and faultfinding.

Electronics for Vinyl

Author: Douglas Self

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1351784269

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 328

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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 cartridges are low, and those from moving-coil cartridges lower still, so a good deal of high-quality low-noise amplification is required. Some of the features of Electronics for Vinyl include: ? integrating phono amplifiers into a complete preamplifier; ? differing phono amplifier technologies; covering active, passive, and semi-passive RIAA equalisation and transconductance RIAA stages; ? the tricky business of getting really accurate RIAA equalisation without spending a fortune on expensive components, such as switched-gain MM/MC RIAA amplifiers that retain great accuracy at all gains, the effects of finite open-loop gain, cartridge-preamplifier interaction, and so on; ? noise and distortion in phono amplifiers, covering BJTs, FETs, and opamps as input devices, hybrid phono amplifiers, noise in balanced MM inputs, noise weighting, and cartridge load synthesis for ultimately low noise; ? archival and non-standard equalisation for 78s etc.; ? building phono amplifiers with discrete transistors; ? subsonic filtering, covering all-pole filters, elliptical filters, and suppression of subsonics by low-frequency crossfeed, including the unique Devinyliser concept; ? ultrasonic and scratch filtering, including a variety of variable-slope scratch filters; ? line output technology, including zero-impedance outputs, on level indication for optimal setup, and on specialised power supplies; and ? description of six practical projects which range from the simple to the highly sophisticated, but all give exceptional performance. Electronics for Vinyl brings the welcome news that there is simply no need to spend huge sums of money to get performance that is within a hair’s breadth of the best theoretically obtainable. But you do need some specialised knowledge, and here it is.

Audio Electronics

Author: John Linsley Hood

Publisher: Newnes

ISBN: 9780750643320

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 375

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Audio Electronics is a unique electronics text in that it focuses on the electronics of audio design and explores the principles and techniques that underly the successful design and usage of analog and digital equipment. The second edition includes new material on the latest developments in the field: digital radio and television, Nicam 728, and the latest Dolby noise reduction systems. John Linsley Hood is responsible for numerous amplifier designs that have led the way to better sound, and has also kept up a commentary on developments in audio in magazines such as The Gramophone, Electronics in Action and Electronics World. Up-to-date material on the latest technological developments John Hood is a well-known and respected commentator on this industry

The Art of Linear Electronics

Author: John Linsley Hood

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483105164

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 348

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The Art of Linear Electronics presents the principal aspects of linear electronics and techniques in linear electronic circuit design. The book provides a wide range of information on the elucidation of the methods and techniques in the design of linear electronic circuits. The text discusses such topics as electronic component symbols and circuit drawing; passive and active semiconductor components; DC and low frequency amplifiers; and the basic effects of feedback. Subjects on frequency response modifying circuits and filters; audio amplifiers; low frequency oscillators and waveform generators; and power supply systems are covered as well. Electronics engineers, and readers with an interest in linear electronics design but with minimal experience in the field will find the book very useful.

Valve and Transistor Audio Amplifiers

Author: John Linsley Hood

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080520413

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 208

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The audio amplifier is at the heart of audio design. Its performance determines largely the performance of any audio system. John Linsley Hood is widely regarded as the finest audio designer around, and pioneered design in the post-valve era. His mastery of audio technology extends from valves to the latest techniques. This is John Linsley Hood's greatest work yet, describing the milestones that have marked the development of audio amplifiers since the earliest days to the latest systems. Including classic amps with valves at their heart and exciting new designs using the latest components, this book is the complete world guide to audio amp design. John Linsley Hood is responsible for numerous amplifier designs that have led the way to better sound, and has also kept up a commentary on developments in audio in magazines such as The Gramophone, Electronics in Action and Electronics and Wireless World. He is also the author of The Art of Linear Electronics and Audio Electronics published by Newnes. Complete world guide to audio amp design written by world famous author Covers classic amps to new designs using latest components Includes the best of valves as well as best of transistors

Linear Circuit Design Handbook

Author: Analog Devices Inc., Engineeri

Publisher: Newnes

ISBN: 9780080559155

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 960

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This book enables design engineers to be more effective in designing discrete and integrated circuits by helping them understand the role of analog devices in their circuit design. Analog elements are at the heart of many important functions in both discrete and integrated circuits, but from a design perspective the analog components are often the most difficult to understand. Examples include operational amplifiers, D/A and A/D converters and active filters. Effective circuit design requires a strong understanding of the operation of these analog devices and how they affect circuit design. Comprehensive coverage of analog circuit components for the practicing engineer Market-validated design information for all major types of linear circuits Includes practical advice on how to read op amp data sheets and how to choose off-the-shelf op amps Full chapter covering printed circuit board design issues

Audio Engineering Explained

Author: Douglas Self

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136121250

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 648

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All the design and development inspiration and direction an audio engineer needs in one blockbuster book! Douglas Self has selected the very best sound engineering design material from the Focal and Newnes portfolio and complied it into this volume. The result is a book covering the gamut of sound engineering. The material has been selected for its timelessness as well as for its relevance to contemporary sound engineering issues.

Switch-Mode Power Supplies, Second Edition

SPICE Simulations and Practical Designs

Author: Christophe Basso

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071824731

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 992

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THE LATEST SPICE SIMULATION AND DESIGN TOOLS FOR CREATING STATE-OF-THE-ART SWITCHMODE POWER SUPPLIES Fully updated to incorporate new SPICE features and capabilities, this practical guide explains, step by step, how to simulate, test, and improve switch-mode power supply designs. Detailed formulas with founding equations are included. Based on the author's continued research and in-depth, handson work in the field, this revised resource offers a collection of the latest SPICE solutions to the most difficult problem facing power supply designers: creating smaller, more heat-efficient power supplies in shorter design cycles. NEW to this edition: Complete analysis of rms currents for the three basic cells in CCM and DCM PWM switch at work in the small-signal analysis of the DCM boost and the QR flyback OTA-based compensators Complete transistor-level TL431 model Small-signal analysis of the borderline-operated boost PFC circuit operated in voltage or current mode All-over power phenomena in QR or fixed-frequency discontinuous/continuous flyback converters Small-signal model of a QR flyback converter Small-signal model of the active clamp forward converter operated in voltagemode control Electronic content—design templates and examples available online Switch-Mode Power Supplies: SPICE Simulations and Practical Designs, Second Edition, covers: Small-signal modeling * Feedback and ciontrol loops * Basic blocks and generic switched models * Nonisolated converters * Off-line converters * Flyback converters * Forward converters * Power factor correction

The Screenwriter’s Roadmap

21 Ways to Jumpstart Your Story

Author: Neil Landau

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 113607189X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

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Finally, a GPS system for screenwriters! The potentially long and arduous journey of writing a screenplay was just made easier to navigate with The Screenwriter's Roadmap. Avoid the wrong turns, dead ends, gaping p(l)otholes, and other obstacles that result in frustration , wasted time, and wasted energy. The Screenwriter's Roadmap keeps you on track and helps you reach your destination- a finished, professional quality screenplay. Neil Landau, a successful Hollywood screenwriter and script doctor with over 2 decades of experience, provides you with 21 Guideposts, that if implemented, will help you nail down your screenplay's story structure, deepen its character arcs, bolster stakes, heighten suspense, and diagnose and repair its potential weaknesses. These Guideposts are based on field-tested, in-the-trenches experiences that have been proven to work. The Guideposts are augmented by interactive exercises, end of chapter "homework" assignments, examples from the latest blockbusters, as well as over 20 interviews with some of Hollywood's most successful screenwriters and directors, including David S. Goyer (Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, Man of Steel), David Koepp (Jurassic Park, Mission: Impossible, Spider-Man, Panic Room, War of the Worlds, Angels & Demons), Melissa Rosenberg (The Twilight Saga: Twilight, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2, Dexter (TV)), and Eric Roth (Forrest Gump, The Insider, Munich, The Good Shepherd, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close). .

The Audio Expert

Everything You Need to Know About Audio

Author: Ethan Winer

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1136126147

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 674

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The Audio Expert is a comprehensive reference that covers all aspects of audio, with many practical, as well as theoretical, explanations. Providing in-depth descriptions of how audio really works, using common sense plain-English explanations and mechanical analogies with minimal math, the book is written for people who want to understand audio at the deepest, most technical level, without needing an engineering degree. It's presented in an easy-to-read, conversational tone, and includes more than 400 figures and photos augmenting the text. The Audio Expert takes the intermediate to advanced recording engineer or audiophile and makes you an expert. The book goes far beyond merely explaining how audio "works." It brings together the concepts of audio, aural perception, musical instrument physics, acoustics, and basic electronics, showing how they're intimately related. Describing in great detail many of the practices and techniques used by recording and mixing engineers, the topics include video production and computers. Rather than merely showing how to use audio devices such as equalizers and compressors, Ethan Winer explains how they work internally, and how they are spec'd and tested. Most explanations are platform-agnostic, applying equally to Windows and Mac operating systems, and to most software and hardware. TheAudioExpertbook.com, the companion website, has audio and video examples to better present complex topics such as vibration and resonance. There are also videos demonstrating editing techniques and audio processing, as well as interviews with skilled musicians demonstrating their instruments and playing techniques.

Designing Audio Effect Plug-Ins in C++

With Digital Audio Signal Processing Theory

Author: Will Pirkle

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136699767

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 560

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Not just another theory-heavy digital signal processing book, nor another dull build-a-generic-database programming book, Designing Audio Effect Plug-Ins in C++ gives you everything you everything you need to know to do just that, including fully worked, downloadable code for dozens of professional audio effect plug-ins and practically presented algorithms. With this book, you get access to a companion website where you can download the accompanying Rapid Plug-In Development software to compile and test the book examples, all the code examples, and view student plug-ins and tutorial videos on the development software. Start with an intuitive and practical introduction to the digital signal processing (DSP) theory behind audio plug-ins, and quickly move on to plug-in implementation, gain knowledge of algorithms on filtering, delay, reverb, modulated effects, dynamics processing, and more. You will then be ready to design and implement your own unique plug-ins on any platform and within most any host program. Readers are expected to have some knowledge of C++, and high school math.

Stagecraft Fundamentals

A Guide and Reference for Theatrical Production

Author: Rita Kogler Carver

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0240820517

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 490

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Stagecraft Fundamentals Second Edition tackles every aspect of theatre production with Emmy Award-winning author Rita Kogler Carver's signature witty and engaging voice. The history of stagecraft, safety precautions, lighting, costumes, scenery, career planning tips, and more are discussed, illustrated by beautiful color examples that display step-by-step procedures and the finished product. This second edition offers even more in-demand information on stage management, drawing and drafting (both by hand and CAD), lighting fixtures, and special effects. Also new to this edition are current articles from Lighting and Sound America, brand new diagrams that illustrate hard-to-grasp concepts, and a plethora of information on European conversions, standards, and practices, making the skills you learn applicable to stage jobs on either side of the ocean! The accompanying website, www.stagecraftfundamentals.com is bursting with additional material such as an instructor's manual, exercises and study questions that coincide with chapters from the book, CAD drawings, color theory, manufacturing information, and so much more to help you along the way as you learn all about the world of theatre production! Praise for the Book: Beautifully written! The author has succeeded in relaying technical theatre information without being too technical and putting the reader to sleep. I read three sentences and instantly knew this book was for me and the way I teach. When I think back on the insufferable intro to tech theatre books I had to read, I feel cheated I didn't have this one as a student. I will be using this text in my class! -- Rob Napoli, Designer and Technical Director at Penn State University, Berks Campus This text has temped me to return to teaching with a textbook for the first time in seven years. The language is both accessible and informal yet the text goes a long way in debunking some of the typical jargon that may alienate students just getting into the field, or trying it out for the first time. The illustrations (the text is full of them) coupled with the stories reinforce the fundamental information being conveyed. -- John Paul Devlin, Associate Professor of Theatre at Saint Michael's College What a great idea! Thank heavens someone is doing this for students at that impressionable age. That has been one of my mantras - education of teachers and students on the use of scenic materials. The teachers don't have enough time in college to learn and do everything they have to teach. Most get thrown into the theatre area by default and struggle with designing/building/painting the scenery. -- Jenny Knott, Rosco Stagecraft Fundamentals is beautifully illustrated throughout, and the pofusion of color on every page gives this textbook the appearance of a coffee table book. The writing is clear and personal, which should be very appealing to students. Rita Carver covers all aspects of theatre production from scenery, to lighting, to an actor's makeup. Her close ties to the New York theatre scene gives this book a special insight into the professional world, one that goes well beyond what is found in most college textbooks. -- John Holloway, Professor in the Theatre Department at the University of Kentucky and President of the International Association of Theatrical stage Employees (IATSE) Local 346. I can't thank you enough for Stagecraft Fundamentals. I have been teaching stagecraft since 1976 and you have saved me from the nightmare of writing a text to suit my class needs….After two semesters with your text, I have found that I had more time to develop the skills necessary within the classroom than before. The humor that you have infused in the book has enticed my students to read on. That alone makes this text invaluable. --Meta Lasch, Assistant Professor, West Liberty University Written by an Emmy Award-winning designer Beautifully illustrate

Designing Software Synthesizer Plug-Ins in C++

For RackAFX, VST3, and Audio Units

Author: Will Pirkle

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1317661699

Category: Music

Page: 760

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Bridging the gap from theory to programming, Designing Software Synthesizer Plug-Ins in C++ For RackAFX, VST3 and Audio Units contains complete code for designing and implementing software synthesizers for both Windows and Mac platforms. You will learn synthesizer operation, starting with the underlying theory of each synthesizer component, and moving on to the theory of how these components combine to form fully working musical instruments that function on a variety of target digital audio workstations (DAWs). Containing some of the latest advances in theory and algorithm development, this book contains information that has never been published in textbook form, including several unique algorithms of the author’s own design. The book is broken into three parts: plug-in programming, theory and design of the central synthesizer components of oscillators, envelope generators, and filters, and the design and implementation of six complete polyphonic software synthesizer musical instruments, which can be played in real time. The instruments implement advanced concepts including a user-programmable modulation matrix. The final chapter shows you the theory and code for a suite of delay effects to augment your synthesizers, introducing you to audio effect processing. The companion website, www.focalpress.com/cw/pirkle, gives you access to free software to guide you through the application of concepts discussed in the book, and code for both Windows and Mac platforms. In addition to the software, it features bonus projects, application notes, and video tutorials. A reader forum, monitored by the author, gives you the opportunity for questions and information exchange.

Preparing for Takeoff

Preproduction for the Independent Filmmaker

Author: Arthur Vincie

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415661684

Category: ART

Page: 333

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You have the camera, time, money (or credit card), so why don't you just start shooting? Preparing for Takeoff will give you the tools you need to fully prepare for your independent film. This book features: Vital preproduction tips on scheduling, previsualization, script analysis, location scouting, budgeting, hiring vendors, and clearing permits A detailed analysis of the role both producers and directors play in the preproduction process Crucial advice on how to prepare for postproduction and distribution while still in the early stages of making a film Lessons from the field in how to avoid mid-shoot changes, unhappy actors, fostering a resentful crew, wasted days and dwindling finances An accompanying website that includes sample script analyses, storyboards, beat sheets, editable budget forms, and more