Bill Gibson provides the concepts and tools to producer high quality live audio
Montclair, NJ (December 29, 2011) – Hal Leonard Books, the musician’s best source of books on the music business, audio technology, instrument history, and more, has published The Ultimate Live Sound Operator’s Handbook ($39.99) by Bill Gibson. The book is an updated second edition with new text, photos, illustrations, and video examples to specifically address the important, cutting-edge concerns faced by modern sound operators of all types.
High-quality audio is increasingly imperative, whether you’re running sound for a rock, country, punk, or jazz band performing in clubs, arenas, or outdoor parks. With the advent and implementation of large-budget multimedia presentations, along with high-resolution multichannel audio for movies, television, and downloads, any live act must sound great to be well received by today’s increasingly savvy audience members.
This revised edition of The Ultimate Live Sound Operator’s Handbook focuses on each aspect of live sound in a way that is straightforward and easy to understand, breaking the process down into principles and practices that assist the modern sound tech in everything from planning and budgeting to mixing and recording the live show. A veteran music and technology author, Gibson peppers his relaxed style with photos, graphs, charts, and tables, making the material easy to grasp and reference. Also included are a DVD and online content to further enhance the material covered in the book.
About the Author:
Bill Gibson has spent more than 30 years writing, performing, recording, producing, and teaching music. He has written more than 30 books and produced several videos covering important audio concepts. He is currently an instructor at the Art Institute of Seattle and teaches online sound courses for Berklee College of Music in Boston, for which he has developed the curriculum. Gibson lives in Seattle, Washington.
The Ultimate Live Sound Operator’s Handbook
Hal Leonard Books
420 pages, 8.5” x 11”
Paperback with DVD and Online Media
$39.99, ISBN: 9781617805592