Between the Lines – Table of Contents

Between the Lines – Table of Contents

The following is the complete Table of Contents from my book, Between the Lines: Concepts in Sound System Design and Alignment

Foreword

Introduction

SECTION 1: CONCEPTS

Chapter 1: Mindset – A Considered Approach

Chapter 2: Goal-Oriented Thinking

Chapter 3: Uniformity & Variance

Level Variance & Spectral Variance

Complete Uniformity – A Worthy Goal?

An Alternate Framing

SECTION 2: MECHANICS

Chapter 4: Frequency, Wavelength and Directivity

Chapter 5: Time, Phase and Summation

Summation

Effects of Level Offset

Chapter 6: Overlap

Chapter 7: Building A Line

SECTION 3: DESIGN

Chapter 8: The Sliding Scale of Variance

Range Ratio

The Sliding Scale of Variance

Chapter 9: Design Considerations and Workflow

Point Source Aiming Considerations

Line Array Aiming Considerations

Subwoofers

Fills and Delays

Chapter 10: Friends In Low Places (Cardioid Subwoofer Strategies)

Endfire

Gradient In-Line

Gradient Stack

SECTION 4: PERSPECTIVE

Chapter 11: The Magnitude Fallacy: Priorities, Tradeoffs and Free Lunches

Number of Affected Listeners

Main Sub Alignment

Aux-Fed Subs

Chapter 12: Much Ado About Microphones

Microphone Correction Files

Matched Microphones

Are All Mics Created Equal?

Chapter 13: Spray and Pray

0° Splay Angles

“That’s not an array. THIS is an array!”

Chapter 14: The Confusion About Tilt

Uniformity Is Not Tonality

SECTION 5: ALIGNMENT

Chapter 15: Processing and Drive

Processing Granularity

Processing Structure

Three-Tiered Processing Approach

Signal Generator Routing

Generator Gain Structure

Chapter 16: The Four Principles of Alignment

The Four Principles

Choosing Mic Positions

Array Zoning

High Frequency Shading

What About Gain Shading?

Fuzz at the Bottom

Multiple Mic Workflows

Ground Plane / Boundary Mic Positions

SECTION 6: STRATEGY

Chapter 17: Tuning Strategy

Studio L/R Nearfield Monitors

Coffee House Point Source L/R/Sub

Music Club L/R/Sub/Fill

Theater L/R/Sub/Fill/Underbalc

TV Studio (Distributed Mono)

Arena (Music Concert)

Arena (Installed System)

“Shed” with Lawn System

Chapter 18: Controlling the Variables

Defending the Show

Chapter 19: Common Pitfalls

Underspecified Systems

Underspecified Mains

Underspecified Side Hangs

Underspecified Subwoofers

Underspecified Front Fills

Front Fill Depth

Lack of Overshoot

Random Microphone Positions

0° Angles

Laser Beam Centerlines

Relying on Autosplay

Skipping Verification

Filter Myopia

Tuning with Both Sides On

Prioritizing Gear over People

Conclusion

Recommended Reading

Further Resources

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