Designing with Sound

Designing with Sound

In two parts, this guide includes: Past, present, and upcoming advances in sound design Principles for designing quieter products Guidelines for intelligently adding and removing sound in interactions When to use voice interfaces, how to ...

Author: Amber Case

Publisher: O'Reilly Media

ISBN: 9781491961070

Category: Computers

Page: 248

View: 793

Sound can profoundly impact how people interact with your product. Well-designed sounds can be exceptionally effective in conveying subtle distinctions, emotion, urgency, and information without adding visual clutter. In this practical guide, Amber Case and Aaron Day explain why sound design is critical to the success of products, environments, and experiences. Just as visual designers have a set of benchmarks and a design language to guide their work, this book provides a toolkit for the auditory experience, improving collaboration for a wide variety of stakeholders, from product developers to composers, user experience designers to architects. You’ll learn a complete process for designing, prototyping, and testing sound. In two parts, this guide includes: Past, present, and upcoming advances in sound design Principles for designing quieter products Guidelines for intelligently adding and removing sound in interactions When to use voice interfaces, how to consider personalities, and how to build a knowledge map of queries Working with brands to create unique and effective audio logos that will speak to your customers Adding information using sonification and generative audio
Categories: Computers

Designing Sound

Designing Sound

The text takes a practitioner's perspective, exploring the basic principles of making ordinary, everyday sounds using an easily accessed free software.

Author: Andy Farnell

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262288835

Category: Computers

Page: 688

View: 753

A practitioner's guide to the basic principles of creating sound effects using easily accessed free software. Designing Sound teaches students and professional sound designers to understand and create sound effects starting from nothing. Its thesis is that any sound can be generated from first principles, guided by analysis and synthesis. The text takes a practitioner's perspective, exploring the basic principles of making ordinary, everyday sounds using an easily accessed free software. Readers use the Pure Data (Pd) language to construct sound objects, which are more flexible and useful than recordings. Sound is considered as a process, rather than as data—an approach sometimes known as “procedural audio.” Procedural sound is a living sound effect that can run as computer code and be changed in real time according to unpredictable events. Applications include video games, film, animation, and media in which sound is part of an interactive process. The book takes a practical, systematic approach to the subject, teaching by example and providing background information that offers a firm theoretical context for its pragmatic stance. [Many of the examples follow a pattern, beginning with a discussion of the nature and physics of a sound, proceeding through the development of models and the implementation of examples, to the final step of producing a Pure Data program for the desired sound. Different synthesis methods are discussed, analyzed, and refined throughout.] After mastering the techniques presented in Designing Sound, students will be able to build their own sound objects for use in interactive applications and other projects
Categories: Computers

Sound Design for the Stage

Sound Design for the Stage

Written in a detailed but accessible approach, this comprehensive book offers key insights into a fast-moving industry.

Author: Gareth Fry

Publisher: The Crowood Press

ISBN: 9781785005541

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

View: 303

Sound Design for the Stage is a practical guide to designing, creating and developing the sound for a live performance. Based on the author's extensive industry experience, it takes the reader through the process of creating a show, from first contact to press night, with numerous examples from high-profile productions. Written in a detailed but accessible approach, this comprehensive book offers key insights into a fast-moving industry. Topics covered include: how to analyze a script to develop ideas and concepts; how to discuss your work with a director; telling the emotional story; working with recorded and live music; how to record, create, process and abstract sound; designing for devised work; key aspects of acoustics and vocal intelligibility; the politics of radio mics and vocal foldback; how to design a sound system and, finally, what to do when things go wrong. It will be especially useful for emergent sound designers, directors and technical theatre students. Focusing on the creative and collaborative process between sound designer, director, performer and writer, it is fully illustrated with 114 colour photographs and 33 line artworks. Gareth Fry is an Olivier and Tony award-winning sound designer and an honorary fellow of the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. It is another title in the new Crowood Theatre Companions series.
Categories: Performing Arts

Sound Design and Science Fiction

Sound Design and Science Fiction

This is accomplished by examining the formal elements and historical context of sound production in movies to better appreciate how a film sound track is conceived and presented.

Author: William Whittington

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292795112

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 280

View: 959

Categories: Performing Arts

Sound Systems

Sound Systems

With this definitive guide to sound reinforcement alignment and design, Bob McCarthy shares his expert knowledge and effective methodology from years of teaching audio professionals.

Author: Bob McCarthy

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780240520209

Category: Music

Page: 508

View: 130

With this definitive guide to sound reinforcement alignment and design, Bob McCarthy shares his expert knowledge and effective methodology from years of teaching audio professionals. Written in a clear and easy-to-read style and illustrated with color diagrams and screenshots throughout, McCarthy's unique guide gives you all the newest techniques to ensure you perfect your sound reinforcment and fulfill your design needs. * Get clear, in-depth coverage on sound system alignment and design with this unique and practical guide written by the industry leader * Offers you expert guidance on the popular tools of the trade, including line arrays and digital signal processors * Color images and diagrams throughout aid understanding and clearly illustrate topics within the book
Categories: Music

Computer Sound Design

Computer Sound Design

New to this second edition are the following: evolutionary computing and its relevance to sound design, PSOLA techniques, granular and pulsar synthesis, artificial intelligence, humanoid singing and the use of supercomputers in sound ...

Author: Eduardo Reck Miranda

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0240516931

Category: Computers

Page: 263

View: 695

Designed for students, researchers, musicians and enthusiasts of music technology, this comprehensive introduction to software synthesis techniques and programming shows how to turn a personal computer into a powerful sound synthesizer, and includes a CD-ROM with examples and tutorials.
Categories: Computers

Designing Sound

Designing Sound

Yet the book also examines sound design as a collaborative process, one where certain key directors ceded authority to sound technicians who offered significant creative input.

Author: Jay Beck

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813573076

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 274

View: 512

The late 1960s and 1970s are widely recognized as a golden age for American film, as directors like Francis Ford Coppola, George Lucas, and Martin Scorsese expanded the Hollywood model with aesthetically innovative works. As this groundbreaking new study reveals, those filmmakers were blessed with more than just visionary eyes; Designing Sound focuses on how those filmmakers also had keen ears that enabled them to perceive new possibilities for cinematic sound design. Offering detailed case studies of key films and filmmakers, Jay Beck explores how sound design was central to the era’s experimentation with new modes of cinematic storytelling. He demonstrates how sound was key to many directors’ signature aesthetics, from the overlapping dialogue that contributes to Robert Altman’s naturalism to the wordless interludes at the heart of Terrence Malick’s lyricism. Yet the book also examines sound design as a collaborative process, one where certain key directors ceded authority to sound technicians who offered significant creative input. Designing Sound provides readers with a fresh take on a much-studied era in American film, giving a new appreciation of how artistry emerged from a period of rapid industrial and technological change. Filled with rich behind-the-scenes details, the book vividly conveys how sound practices developed by 1970s filmmakers changed the course of American cinema.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Architecture of Sound

The Architecture of Sound

Author: Peter Lord

Publisher: Butterworth Architecture

ISBN: UOM:39015047901148

Category: Architecture

Page: 300

View: 301

Categories: Architecture

Sound of Worship

Sound of Worship

When planning a system this book has you covered! Considering everything from building design and understanding the purpose and use of the sound system to the technical aspects of the acoustic equipment and sound specification and types.

Author: Doug Jones

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781136114939

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 307

View: 997

Whether you are designing a new system or need to update and get the most out of the one in place Sound of Worship will offer essential information to guide and inform you choices. Written to give the context to help you focus your choices as well as the technical information to understand options, this essential guide will help you avoid costly mistakes when working with acoustics and the sound systems of the church. When planning a system this book has you covered! Considering everything from building design and understanding the purpose and use of the sound system to the technical aspects of the acoustic equipment and sound specification and types. The website has numerous audio examples to illustrate points made and tools used in the book. It demonstrate the terms used and what different choices will sound like, with before and after recordings of acoustic treatment and how it effects the overall sound of the church.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Designing Sound for Animation

Designing Sound for Animation

On the DVD: three 5-minute animations; sample sound clips, jump cuts and video streams; plus motion graphics with which to practice sound-applications explained in this book.

Author: Robin Beauchamp

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781136143656

Category: Art

Page: 216

View: 427

This nuts-and-bolts guide to sound design for animated films explains audio software, free downloads, how sound works, the power of sound when wielded by an animation filmmaker, and provides varieties of examples for how to use sound to enliven your films with professional sound. Sound-savvy animators save precious resources (time and money) by using sound for effects they don't necessarily have time to create. For example, the sound of a crow flying gives viewers a sense of the crow without the crow. Where there's a macabre element or scene in an animated film, this book explains why you should choose a low frequency sound for it-low frequencies are scary, because the ear can't decipher their origin or direction! On the DVD: three 5-minute animations; sample sound clips, jump cuts and video streams; plus motion graphics with which to practice sound-applications explained in this book.
Categories: Art

Designing Web Audio

Designing Web Audio

Collects case studies and interviews showcasing Web audio formats.

Author: Josh Beggs

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1565923537

Category: Computers

Page: 382

View: 262

Collects case studies and interviews showcasing Web audio formats.
Categories: Computers

The Sound of Silence

The Sound of Silence

The content of this book will lead to affordable phono amplifier design approaches which will end up in lowest-noise solutions not far away from the edge of physical boundaries set by room temperature and given cartridges - thus, fully ...

Author: Burkhard Vogel

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642197744

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 752

View: 183

There is a wide field of tasks left that can only be satisfyingly attacked with the help of old-fashioned analogue technology, and one of the most important are amplifiers for analogue signals. The strongly expanded content of the second edition of "the sound of silence" leads to affordable amplifier design approaches which will end up in lowest-noise solutions not far away from the edge of physical boundaries set by room temperature and given cartridges - thus, fully compatible with very expensive so called "high-end" or "state-of-the-art" offers on today markets - and, from a noise point of view in most cases outperforming them! With easy to follow mathematical treatment it is demonstrated as well that theory is not far away from reality. Measured SNs will be found within 1dB off the calculated ones and deviations from the exact amplifier transfer won't cross the ± 0.1dB tolerance lines. Additionally, the book presents measurement set-ups and results. Consequently, comparisons with measurement results of test magazine will soon become easier to perform. This new edition includes a new chapters about reference levels, Noise in Amp Input sections, Humming Problems, and much more.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

The Csound Book

The Csound Book

This book/CD-ROM package covers both the basics of Csound, and the theoretical and musical concepts necessary to use the program effectively.

Author: Richard Charles Boulanger

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262522616

Category: Computers

Page: 740

View: 145

This book/CD-ROM package covers both the basics of Csound, and the theoretical and musical concepts necessary to use the program effectively.
Categories: Computers

Designing Audio Circuits

Designing Audio Circuits

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.

Author: Robert Sontheimer

Publisher: Elektor International Media

ISBN: 0905705505

Category: Audio amplifiers

Page: 276

View: 704

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.
Categories: Audio amplifiers

BSCS Science TRACS G2 Designing Sound Systems SG

BSCS Science TRACS G2 Designing Sound Systems  SG

Four modules explore topics in physical science, earth and space science, life science, and science and technology with hands-on activities designed to engage students in the processes of scientific inquiry and technological design.

Author:

Publisher: Kendall Hunt

ISBN: 0787222577

Category: Science

Page:

View: 418

Four modules explore topics in physical science, earth and space science, life science, and science and technology with hands-on activities designed to engage students in the processes of scientific inquiry and technological design. Modules within a developmental level may be taught in any sequence.
Categories: Science

Recording Studio Design

Recording Studio Design

Table of contents

Author: Philip Richard Newell

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0240519175

Category: Music

Page: 613

View: 150

Table of contents
Categories: Music

Designing for Product Sound Quality

Designing for Product Sound Quality

They can also be asked about sound , first to determine how important sound is
as a product attribute , and also how they might ... 1.4 THE ACOUSTICAL
EXPERT IN THE DESIGN TEAM Sound has gained attention fairly recently as a
product ...

Author: Richard Lyon

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0824704002

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 224

View: 795

"Provides previously unavailable material in sound quality crucial for a more effective design process. Presents all aspects of product sound quality, such as ""rules of thumb"" and design formulas and charts. Covers sound radiation and targeting, resolving, and testing design features."
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Guide to Sound Systems for Worship

Guide to Sound Systems for Worship

One comfort in going to a professional sound system designer or installer is that
he may be in a position to offer you certain ... Despite the precision of certain
design formulas, designing a sound system is still somewhat of a personal task.

Author: Jon F. Eiche

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 079350029X

Category: Music

Page: 190

View: 673

Running title: The Yamaha guide to sound systems for worship.
Categories: Music

Sound System Engineering

Sound System Engineering

This volume provides a concise tool for all those involved in audio engineering. It contains numerous illustrations and a useful appendix.

Author: Don Davis

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0240808304

Category: Science

Page: 489

View: 962

This volume provides a concise tool for all those involved in audio engineering. It contains numerous illustrations and a useful appendix.
Categories: Science