Top 10 Best Books to Read in Acoustic Engineering - August 2021

Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Acoustic Engineering. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. The RV Handbook: Essential How-To Guide for the RV Owner (Trailer Life)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Acoustic Engineering - August 2021

Perfect for either the seasoned RVer or a novice hitting the road for the first time, travelers will find proven RV tips, tricks, and techniques to save time, money and frustrations in the fourth edition of "The RV Handbook." Designed to be used as a fast-reference guide or a generously illustrated textbook, the guide contains helpful checklists, photos, schematics and charts, as well as valuable information on avoiding towing errors, correct hitching techniques, crowd-free camping, electrical systems, improving fuel economy, and the latest tech trends in RV. Brand new topics include FAQs on buying new versus used, Class A or Class C, diesel or gas, motorized or 5th wheel, buying on-line, what type of license is needed, how to extend the life of batteries, and care and maintenance of the exterior. Also included is a section on RV safety -- fire extinguishers, smoke alarms, and personal safety as well as information on "green" RVing -- using solar and wind power, recycling, and other green practices.

  • Author: Dave Solberg
  • Publisher: Good Sam Publishing; Fourth Edition (January 11, 2011)
  • Genre: Engineering & Transportation, Engineering
  • ISBN: 978-0982489420
  • Dimensions: 8.3 x 0.7 x 10.7 inches


2. Modern Recording Techniques (Audio Engineering Society Presents)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Acoustic Engineering - August 2021

Modern Recording Techniques is the bestselling, authoritative guide to sound and music recording. Whether you’re just starting out or are looking for a step-up in the industry, Modern Recording Techniques provides an in-depth read on the art and technologies of music production. It’s a must-have reference for all audio bookshelves. Using its familiar and accessible writing style, this ninth edition has been fully updated, presenting the latest production technologies and includes an in-depth coverage of the DAW, networked audio, MIDI, signal processing and much more. A robust companion website features video tutorials, web-links, an online glossary, flashcards, and a link to the author’s blog. Instructor resources include a test bank and an instructor’s manual. The ninth edition includes: Updated tips, tricks and insights for getting the best out of your studio An introduction to the Apple iOS in music production Introductions to new technologies and important retro studio techniques The latest advancements in DAW systems, signal processing, mixing and mastering.

  • Author: David Miles Huber
  • Publisher: Routledge; 9th edition (November 3, 2017)
  • Genre: Engineering & Transportation, Engineering
  • ISBN: 978-1138954373
  • Dimensions: 7.5 x 1.1 x 9.25 inches


3. The Music Mixing Workbook: Exercises To Help You Learn How To Mix On Any DAW

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Acoustic Engineering - August 2021

If you’re new to mixing and aren’t sure what to do, or your mixes aren’t anywhere near where you’d like them to be, then The Music Mixing Workbook is exactly what you need. Written by Bobby Owsinski, the author of the award winning and highly acclaimed Mixing Engineer’s Handbook (the standard reference book for mixing in schools around the world), the Music Mixing Workbook features hands-on exercises that teach you all the things that make a mix sound great, as well as all the things to avoid along the way.Designed to meet the needs of anyone relatively new to or confused about the once mysterious process of mixing audio, the book features 175 different exercises covering every operation needed to complete a modern sounding professional mix with tips and tricks that come directly from the A-list pro mixers.The easy-to-grasp exercises can be used with any DAW application or hardware console, and any genre of music.Topics covered include: • DAW vs. console channel signal flow • Basic monitoring setup to optimize your playback environment • Balancing mix elements using a never-miss technique • Panning techniques for various mix elements • Multiple EQ strategies for powerful and distinct tracks • Compression, gates, and saturators and how to use them • Reverb, delay and modulation effects and how to layer them like the pros • Master mix techniques, and much moreAlthough the reader can use the Workbook with any current mixes they may be working on, most of the exercises are built around professionally recorded tracks that are available to download for free.The Music Mixing Workbook is meant to work in conjunction with Bobby’s popular Mixing Engineer’s Handbook to provide the practical training behind the many concepts involved with mixing.

  • Author: Bobby Owsinski
  • Publisher: BOMG Publishing (January 18, 2021)
  • Genre: Engineering & Transportation, Engineering
  • ISBN: 978-1946837103
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.59 x 11 inches


4. The Mixing Engineer's Handbook 4th Edition

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Acoustic Engineering - August 2021

Mixing music—the process of combining and shaping the component parts of a song into a polished, completed recording—was once considered an unteachable art. The first edition of Bobby Owsinski’s The Mixing Engineer’s Handbook destroyed that myth forever, breaking the craft of mixing down into discrete, understandable steps and showing musicians, audio engineers, and producers exactly how to get great results in the studio. The book has since become the go-to text on mixing for recording programs in colleges and universities around the world. Now available in a completely revised fourth edition, The Mixing Engineer’s Handbook remains the best, most up-to-date source for mastering the art and science of creating pro-quality mixes Topics covered include: * The six elements of a mix, from achieving balance to creating interest * The secrets of equalization and “magic frequencies” * Advanced techniques expected of today’s mixer, like track cleanup, adjusting track timing, pitch correction, sound replacement, and automation tricks * Easy-to-grasp methods for adding effects, sonic layering, calculating delay, and much more The book also features 25 interviews with some of the music industry’s most successful and celebrated audio engineers/producers/mixers, who share their expertise, insights, and philosophies about mixing. Learn the art of mixing from start to finish, and pick up tips and techniques from the pros, with The Mixing Engineer’s Handbook, Fourth Edition.

  • Author: Bobby Owsinski
  • Publisher: Bobby Owsinski Media Group; 4th edition (January 18, 2017)
  • Genre: Engineering & Transportation, Engineering


5. Audio Engineering 101: A Beginner's Guide to Music Production

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Acoustic Engineering - August 2021

Practical, concise and approachable, Audio Engineering 101, Second Edition covers everything aspiring audio engineers need to know to make it in the recording industry, from the characteristics of sound to microphones, analog versus digital recording, EQ/compression, mixing, mastering and career skills. Filled with hands-on, step-by-step technique breakdowns and all-new interviews with active professionals, this updated edition includes instruction in using digital consoles, iPads for mixing, audio apps, plug-ins, home studios and audio for podcasts.

  • Author: Tim Dittmar
  • Genre: Engineering & Transportation, Engineering, Civil & Environmental, Acoustics


6. The Sound Reinforcement Handbook

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Acoustic Engineering - August 2021

(Yamaha Products). Sound reinforcement is the use of audio amplification systems. 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. The book features information on both the audio theory involved and the practical applications of that theory, explaining everything from microphones to loudspeakers. This revised edition features almost 40 new pages and is even easier to follow with the addition of an index and a simplified page and chapter numbering system. New topics covered include: MIDI, Synchronization, and an Appendix on Logarithms. 416 Pages.

  • Author: Gary Davis
  • Publisher: Yamaha; 2nd edition (January 1, 1988)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, Music
  • ISBN: 978-0881889000
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.99 x 11 inches


7. Logic Pro X For Dummies, 2nd Edition

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Acoustic Engineering - August 2021

Spend less time learning and more time recording Logic Pro X offers Mac users the tools and power they need to create recordings ready to share with the world. This book provides the know-how for navigating the interface, tweaking the settings, picking the sounds, and all the other tech tasks that get in the way of capturing the perfect take.  Written by a Logic Pro X trainer who’s used the software to further his own music career, Logic Pro X For Dummies cuts back on the time needed to learn the software and allows for more time making amazing recordings. Record live sound sources or built-in virtual instruments Arrange your tracks to edit, mix, and master Discover tips to speed the process and record on an iPad Make sense of the latest software updates A favorite among Logic Pro X beginners, this book is updated to reflect the ongoing changes added to enhance Logic Pro X’s recording power.

  • Author: Graham English
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 2nd edition (August 17, 2018)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, Music
  • ISBN: 978-1119506201
  • Dimensions: 7.2 x 1.1 x 9 inches


8. CTS Certified Technology Specialist Exam Guide, Third Edition

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Acoustic Engineering - August 2021

Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. The Most Complete, Up-to-Date CTS Exam Study System Published with AVIXA™, CTS Certified Technical Specialist Exam Guide, Third Edition provides comprehensive coverage of all objectives on the latest release of the AVIXA Certified Technology Specialist exam―the leading internationally recognized audiovisual (AV) certification. You’ll get learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter, best practices, checklists, diagrams, photos, chapter review questions with in-depth explanations, and a full-color insert. Designed to help you prepare for the CTS exam, this authoritative resource also serves as an essential on-the-job reference. Digital content includes: •  New sample CTS questions from AVIXA Covers all current CTS exam objectives, including how to: •  Gather customer information •  Conduct a site survey •  Evaluate and recommend changes to a site environment •  Develop an AV project scope •  Design AV solutions •  Integrate AV solutions •  Operate AV solutions •  Manage an AV project •  Maintain AV operations •  Conduct maintenance activities • Troubleshoot and repair AV solutions

  • Author: AVIXA Inc.
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education; 3rd edition (October 18, 2019)
  • Genre: Engineering & Transportation, Engineering
  • ISBN: 978-1260136081
  • Dimensions: 9.41 x 7.6 x 1.34 inches


9. An Empire of Their Own: How the Jews Invented Hollywood

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Acoustic Engineering - August 2021

A provocative, original, and richly entertaining group biography of the Jewish immigrants who were the moving forces behind the creation of America's motion picture industry.   The names Harry Cohn, William Fox, Carl Laemmle, Louis B. Mayer, Jack and Harry Warner, and Adolph Zucker are giants in the history of contemporary Hollywood, outsiders who dared to invent their own vision of the American Dream.  Even to this day, the American values defined largely by the movies of these émigrés endure in American cinema and culture. Who these men were, how they came to dominate Hollywood, and what they gained and lost in the process is the exhilarating story of An Empire of Their Own.

  • Author: Neal Gabler
  • Publisher: Anchor; Reprint edition (September 8, 1989)
  • Genre: Engineering & Transportation, Engineering
  • ISBN: 978-0385265577
  • Dimensions: 5.18 x 1.15 x 7.98 inches


10. Mixing Secrets for the Small Studio (Sound On Sound Presents...)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Acoustic Engineering - August 2021

Discover how to achieve release-quality mixes even in the smallest studios by applying power-user techniques from the world's most successful producers. Mixing Secrets for the Small Studio is the best-selling primer for small-studio enthusiasts who want chart-ready sonics in a hurry. Drawing on the back-room strategies of more than 160 famous names, this entertaining and down-to-earth guide leads you step-by-step through the entire mixing process. On the way, you'll unravel the mysteries of every type of mix processing, from simple EQ and compression through to advanced spectral dynamics and "fairy dust" effects. User-friendly explanations introduce technical concepts on a strictly need-to-know basis, while chapter summaries and assignments are perfect for school and college use. ▪ Learn the subtle editing, arrangement, and monitoring tactics which give industry insiders their competitive edge, and master the psychological tricks which protect you from all the biggest rookie mistakes. ▪ Find out where you don't need to spend money, as well as how to make a limited budget really count. ▪ Pick up tricks and tips from leading-edge engineers working on today's multi-platinum hits, including Derek "MixedByAli" Ali, Michael Brauer, Dylan "3D" Dresdow, Tom Elmhirst, Serban Ghenea, Jacquire King, the Lord-Alge brothers, Tony Maserati, Manny Marroquin, Noah "50" Shebib, Mark "Spike" Stent, DJ Swivel, Phil Tan, Andy Wallace, Young Guru, and many, many more... Now extensively expanded and updated, including new sections on mix-buss processing, mastering, and the latest advances in plug-in technology.

  • Author: Mike Senior
  • Publisher: Routledge; 2nd edition (August 16, 2018)
  • Genre: Engineering & Transportation, Engineering
  • ISBN: 978-1138556379
  • Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.9 x 9.1 inches