Название: Electronics for Guitarists 3rd Edition Автор: Denton J. Dailey Издательство: CRC Press Год: 2022 Страниц: 507 Язык: английский Формат: pdf (true), epub Размер: 54.9 MB
This updated, augmented third edition is aimed at hobbyists, students, engineers, and others who would like to learn more about the design and operation of electronic circuits used by guitarists. This book presents accessible qualitative and quantitative descriptions and analysis of a wide range of popular amplifier and effects circuits, along with basic design techniques allowing the reader to design their own circuits. The new edition further includes several additional circuits and topics suggested by readers of the previous editions, including noise gates, analog multipliers, the effects loop, and additional tube amplifier design examples.
Extends amp analysis and design, adds effects loop in amp design, and clarifies the effect-circuit operation; Adds additional vacuum tube amp design examples and extracting parameters from tube characteristic curves; Includes new coverage of the operation and design of noise gate circuits.
From an electrical engineering standpoint, the guitar is simply a signal source. Of course, the guitarist knows that it’s really so much more than that. The guitar is a conduit to the soul of the guitar player. On the other hand, most guitarists know that the electronic circuits used to process and amplify this signal are more than just a collection of transistors and tubes. These circuits and the guitar signal are related in complex and fascinating ways. There are few areas of art and engineering that combine with such dynamic synergy.
If you know absolutely nothing about electronics, starting into this book might be somewhat like showing up for swimming lessons and being thrown into the deep end of the pool. You may panic and struggle to tread water at first, but in the end I’m certain you will come out with some significant knowledge, and maybe even a sweet tube amplifier or effects box you designed and built yourself—and actually understanding how it works!
If you already understand basic circuit analysis, and transistor/linear IC circuit analysis, then this book may serve to give you some insight into the basic principles of various effects and signal processing circuits. If you understand electronics but have never studied vacuum tube circuits, which probably includes most of you who were born in the 1960s or later, I think you will find Chaps. 6 and 7 the most interesting.
If you are already an old pro at tube circuit design/analysis/troubleshooting, then you may find my approach to tube circuit design to be somewhat unconventional. I learned tube theory a long time after I learned transistor theory, and I tend to approach tube circuit design and analysis in a way that is quite different from the typical tube era texts that you might have seen. I’m not saying that my approach is better or worse, just different.
Who This Book Is Written For: If you would like to know how transistor- and vacuum tube–based amplifiers and how various effects circuits work, then this book is for you. In many ways, this book should be of interest to any musician or recording engineer interested in analog signal processing circuit operation. This book should also be useful to electronics hobbyists, technologists, and engineers interested in general audio signal processing and related applications.