Hal Leonard Recording Method: Book 1 – Microphones & Mixers, 2nd Edition
This book give a excellent introduction to microphones and mixing equipment. If you would like to learn about how audio systems work and the principles that are involved in setting up and tuning them this is the book to do it. There are a lot of books that describe in depth the theory of sound but this book puts it in a simple way that is easier to understand. There is a great section that talks about the principles of balanced audio lines and it was this explanation that finally helped me understand this complex topic.
Describing different types of microphones and small to large mixers it goes into just enough depth to help you get a good understanding of it. It is well worth a read. You will find yourself going back to it again and again as indispensable resource.
The Sound Reinforcement Handbook
This is one of the first books of its kind to cover all aspects of designing public address systems for musical performance. The book features information on audio theory and the practical applications of that theory, explaining everything from microphones to speakers. This revised edition features almost 40 new pages. It is easy to follow and get a clear understanding of all aspects of public address technology.
This book for many over decades has proven to be must have publication for those interested in sound reproduction. Right down to the basics of audio theory if clearly illustrates basic laws that come into play when setting up sound equipment. Principles like sound delay, considering reflections and best practice are all considered in the book.
This book is the first and only book of its kind to cover all aspects of designing and using such systems for public address and musical performance. This edition features nearly forty new pages and is even easier to follow with the additional index and a simplified page and chapter numbering system.