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New Audio Engineering titles from Focal Press

(BOSTON, MA – August, 2009) Focal Press, publisher of the famed Handbook for Sound Engineers, currently in its fourth edition, is pleased to announce three new audio engineering titles releasing in August 2009.
Ballou’s Guide to Audio Test and Measurement (ISBN: 9780240812656, August 2009, $34.95, €23.95, £18.99, Paperback) by Glen Ballou offers a quick guide and complete reference to the fundamentals of test and measurement for all aspects of sound engineering. Topics included are electrical and acoustic testing,measurement systems, levels, methods, protecting the ear, units of measurement and standards. This guide comes with multiple tables to ensure quick easy access to information. This is a must have reference for all audio engineers.

Electroacoustic Devices: Microphones and Loudspeakers (ISBN: 9780240812670, August 2009, $44.95, €35.95, £32.99), also by Glen Ballou, is the definitive reference for microphones and loudspeakers. This book is a one-stop reference covering everything that needs to be knows about electroacoustics devices (microphones and loudspeakers), looking at both the technology and the practical set up and placement. This guide explores and bridges the link between experience and the technology, giving the reader a better understanding of the tools they are using and why, leading to greatly improved results. Glen Ballou has been a Syn-Aud-Con representative, has served as governor and convention chairman of the Audio Engineering Society (AES), and has been a member of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE). He is a regular contributor to S&VC magazine on a variety of subjects, and is the contributing editor of The Contractor’s Toolbox.

All the design and development inspiration and direction an audio engineer needs in one blockbuster book — Audio Engineering Explained for Professional Audio Recording (ISBN: 9780240812731, August 2009, $49.95, €34.95, £27.99, Paperback)! Author Douglas Self has selected the very best sound engineering design material from the Focal and Newnes portfolio and compiled 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.
Douglas Self is a senior designer of high-end audio amplifiers and contributor to Electronics World magazine.
We feel your readers will have a real interest in learning more about these titles. If you’d like a review copy of any of the above titles, author contact information, or electronic material, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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