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    Posted: 08 November 2021 at 11:19am
An amazing resource here from the AES. Essentially a free pro audio dictionary, keep this bookmarked and check it whenever you’re stuck:
https://www.aes.org/par/

As part of that is a fairly comprehensive list of books on any audio-related topic, with a comment or mini-review:
https://www.aes.org/par/book/

A few of these are 100% essential for any audio engineer:
Beranek - Acoustics
Olson - Acoustical Engineering (even if you don't understand most of these first two now, you'll be thankful it's on hand later in life)
Horowitz & Hill - The Art of Electronics (essential)
Davis & Patronis - Sound System Engineering (the most practical book on system design and deployment)
McCarthy - Sound System Design & Optimisation (green Bible, tons of graphics, charts and references. Covers design, deployment and measurement. Consitent results and lots of answers to common questions)
Borwick - Loudspeaker and Headphone Handbook (lots of info on how speakers really work)
Colloms - High Performance Loudspeakers (see above. Studio focused but with good reason, lessons apply to all speakers aimed at high quality output)
Howard & Angus - Acoustics And Psychoacoustics (not as much maths as you'd think... really fun to read, will help you realise and decide what we actually hear)
Eargle - Handbook of Recording Engineering (studio focused but will help you mix bands better)

I will always recommend spending £40-50 on a physical copy off eBay or from a second-hand bookstore - put them on your Christmas and birthday lists! - having books on a topic communicates to yourself and others that you are that person. This sort of thing is under valued, but it makes a big difference. Even just seeing the spine on the shelf or having it on your desk. Read a chapter a weekend, or just check it BEFORE GOOGLE when you have a question.

However, you can find digital copies online if you're familiar with the library named after the creation story in the Bible...
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Thanks for these informations!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote teeth Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 October 2021 at 9:04am
course bruv, just wanted to let the OP know some links were dead after they spent a bit of time making that first post :)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote BJtheDJ Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 July 2021 at 12:07am
Originally posted by teeth teeth wrote:

just a heads up, the links to "The EV PA Bible!" sadly don't work


Amazing what you can find using an interweb search engine LOL

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just a heads up, the links to "The EV PA Bible!" sadly don't work


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WinISD
HornResp

(Just Google those two names)

There's loads of threads on this site that will explain how to use them.
WinISD is like the Eminence one (which is actually Bass Box Pro, but with just Eminence drivers in it... and is, as you say, years old. I had the Emi one running on a Windows 98 machine).
HornResp is very much more in depth. As the name suggests it's mainly for horn design, but can be used to model many different styles of cab.

Edit: Oh yeh... and they're both free of charge!


Edited by djeddie - 07 September 2020 at 5:48pm
Chas n Dave : it's like Drum and Bass but with beards.             E=mc² ±3dB
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What speaker design software would you recommend? I have the Eminence designer but it seems a bit out of date and not very user friendly. Any advice would be very welcome
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote toastyghost Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 December 2018 at 4:06pm
Originally posted by APW APW wrote:

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The original VDOSC manual from the same era ca. 2005 is also a required reading. It’s a few hundred pages long and has lots of theory and diagrams.
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Very useful - thanks :)
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Whole lot of essential info here.. Thanks!
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Thanks for sharing these helpful links! I will visit them all! Very informative!
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