Here are some useful
links for sound...
Digital Audio Tutorial
This site presents a succinct explanation of how audio is digitized.
Free Sound Project
This site contains thousands of free sounds released under the Creative
Article about Sound Design from Sound & Video Contractor Magazine
This article includes a great description of sound design for the theatre.
Shure Educational Materials
The Shure site contains valuable information for proper usage of sound equipment.
Audio Concepts, Inc. Audio
This is a useful glossary of audio terms for sound systems.
Dilettante's Dictionary, Audio Terminology in these Digital Days
is a thorough
on-line dictionary of audio terms by Sandy Lerner.
Pro Audio Reference Website
The well-respected audio equipment manufacturer presents another glossary of
audio related terms.
A Brief History, by Simon Gray
At this site, Simon Gray presents a concise overview of the history of electronic
Brown's Listen Hear Sound Projects: The Art of Sound
This site contains useful acoustic data, world voltage chart, ohm's
law, and audio connector information.
The University of New South
Wales Physics Department: Music Acoustics
This site provides interesting information about the
physics of acoustic instruments.
and Vibration Animations by
Dan Russell, Ph.D. at Kettering University
This is an amazing site containing animations and descriptions
of wave movement.
presents a "breakthrough
spatial audio technology for the projection of recorded or amplified
sound" at this site.
Word IQ: Definition of Sound
Here you will find a nice overview of the use of sound in media.
This site is written by Max Lord and presents a "primer" for
designing with sound.
Sound Design Project
The Australian Sound Design Project is an immense database of sound
design projects in Australia.
Audio examples and useful articles concerning
the manipulation of sound for film are located at this site.
How Stuff Works: Surround Sound
This site provides a very useful description of the history of surround
sound for film.
Stone's Final Cut Pro Guide
This site contains guides for using Apple's Final Cut Pro, but also
contains many useful articles regarding sound for media.
JBL Professional Technical
This is home of JBL's Professional Sound System Design Manual.
"The Function of the Soundscape" by Richard K. Thomas
This site contains an interesting paper comparing several
authors' descriptions of sound design.