Eargle's Microphone Book is the only guide you will ever need for the latest in microphone technology, application and technique. This new edition features more on microphone arrays and wireless microphones, new material on digital models; the latest developments in surround; expanded advice on studio set up, recording and mic selection.

Ray A. Rayburn provides detailed analysis of the different types of microphones available and addresses their application through practical examples of actual recording sessions and studio operations.

The book takes you into the studio or concert hall to see how performers are positioned and how the best microphone array is determined. Problem areas such as reflections, studio leakage and isolation are analyzed from practical viewpoints. Creative solutions to stereo sound staging, perspective, and balance are covered in detail. Eargle's Microphone Book is an invaluable resource for learning the 'why' as well as the 'how' of choosing and placing a microphone for any situation.

chapter 1|8 pages

A Short History of the Microphone

chapter 3|34 pages

The Pressure Microphone

chapter 4|20 pages

The Pressure Gradient Microphone

chapter 5|29 pages

First-Order Directional Microphones

chapter 6|17 pages

High Directionality Microphones

chapter 9|15 pages

Overview of Wireless Microphone Technology

chapter 10|17 pages

Microphone Accessories

chapter 11|20 pages

Basic Stereophonic Recording Techniques

chapter 12|12 pages

Stereo Microphones

chapter 14|30 pages

Studio Recording Techniques

chapter 15|31 pages

Surround Sound Microphone Technology

chapter 16|19 pages

Surround Recording Case Studies

chapter 20|5 pages

Care and Maintenance of Microphones

chapter 21|31 pages

Classic Microphones: The Authors’ Views