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Sound and Recording


Welcome to the companion website for Sound and Recording: Applications and Theory, Seventh edition by Francis Rumsey and Tim McCormick! Providing vital reading for audio students and trainee engineers, this guide is ideal for anyone who wants a solid grounding in both theory and industry practices in audio, sound and recording. There are many books on the market covering ‘how to work it’ when it comes to audio equipment—but Sound and Recording isn’t one of them. Instead, you’ll gain an understanding of ‘how it works’ with this approachable guide to audio systems.

What you will find on this website:

  • Flashcards

    Interactive flashcards to help you quiz yourself on key terminology.

  • Further reading

    Suggestions for further reading, divided out by chapter, so you can investigate every topic.

  • Instructor’s Manual

    Comprehensive Instructor’s Manual with key objectives, lectures and discussion ideas, terminology, sample exercises, sample exam questions, key people, and further reading and resources.

Sound and Recordingis an invaluable text that a student can use as a reference throughout their career.

–Jim Anderson, Professor, Clive Davis Department of Recorded Music, Tisch School of the Arts. New York University

I rate this book very highly and use it regularly when teaching. It excels in explaining the technical side of sound recording and is a must-read for beginners and professionals alike.

–Ian Hu, Principal, School of Sound Recording, Manchester, UK