Skip to Main Content (Press Enter)
Studying Sound by Karen Collins
Add Studying Sound to bookshelf
Add to Bookshelf

Studying Sound

Best Seller
Studying Sound by Karen Collins
Hardcover $45.00
Sep 01, 2020 | ISBN 9780262044134

Buy from Other Retailers:

See All Formats (1) +
  • Sep 01, 2020 | ISBN 9780262044134

    Buy from Other Retailers:

  • Sep 01, 2020 | ISBN 9780262362917

    Buy from Other Retailers:

Product Details


“In Studying Sound, Karen Collins has condensed years of experience into a readable and highly informative learning resource. Packed full of indispensable tips and tricks, pithy experiments and exercises, and useful real-world anecdotes, Studying Sound is destined to become the budding sound designer’s go-to reference and lifelong survival manual.”
—Mark Grimshaw-Aagaard, Obel Professor of Music, Aalborg University; author of Sonic Virtuality and The Recording, Mixing, and Mastering Reference Handbook
Studying Sound teaches sound design as a rich and complex craft that prepares the reader to work in media and the arts. Collins methodically brings together technology, theory, and practice into a valuable course of study for anyone keen to understand how sound operates.”
—Larry Sider, The School of Sound
“Karen Collins has produced an impressive and pedagogically brilliant textbook for all of those studying sound design in the twenty-first century. It places the theory and mechanics of sound where it should be: center stage. This book will be an essential guide to students of sound design for years to come.”
—Michael Bull, Professor of Sound Studies, University of Sussex; author of Sirens
“Is it possible to teach sound? Karen Collins presents an indispensable and fundamental introduction to understanding, working with, and analyzing sound on all levels. From now on, to teach the basics of sound means working with this book.”
—Holger Schulze, Professor in Musicology, University of Copenhagen

Table Of Contents

Chapter One: Hearing and Listening
Chapter Two: Sound
Chapter Three: Recording Sounds
Chapter Four: Sounds in Space
Chapter Five: Sound Effects
Chapter Six: Mixing
Chapter Seven: Surround and Spatial Sound
Chapter Eight: Sound and Meaning
Chapter Nine: Sound for Story
Chapter Ten: Conclusions and Wrap-Up

Looking for More Great Reads?
21 Books You’ve Been Meaning to Read
Get the latest updates about Karen Collins
And go from well-read to best read with book recs, deals and more in your inbox every week.
And go from well-read to best read with book recs, deals and more in your inbox every week.
By clicking SIGN UP, I acknowledge that I have read and agree to Penguin Random House’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use and understand that Penguin Random House collects certain categories of personal information for the purposes listed in that policy, discloses, sells, or shares certain personal information and retains personal information in accordance with the policy. You can opt-out of the sale or sharing of personal information anytime.
Something awesome is on its way.
Back to Top