How to Build a Small Budget Recording Studio from Scratch 4/E, by Shea, Mike
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- ISBN: 9780071782715 | 0071782710
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 3/26/2012
Full plans for constructing a sound studio to fit any size room or budget-fully updated to cover the latest technologies and equipment How to Build a Small Budget Recording Studio from Scratch, Fourth Edition provides detailed plans for constructing real-world recording studios, all built, tested, and acoustically adjusted for optimal sound. Learn how to construct everything from the ground up, including the floor, ceilings, walls, and equipment; what materials to use; and how to test the finished structure for frequency response and reverberation time. Mathematical processes are discussed, but without confusing technical aspects. No detail is left out, as coverage includes silencing HVAC duct work, doors, electrical wiring, and lighting. How to Build a Small Budget Recording Studio from Scratch Explains how literally every acoustic instrument produces and propagates sound, to get the utmost quality from every session Shows how to test acoustic materials Explains what you can expect in terms of frequency response and reverberation time for their finished room Teaches how to read acoustic specifications Discusses how to combine one-room recording studios as both the control room and the studio with optimum results Features a section on using pre-manufactured acoustic materials and panels designed to help make any room suitable for recording purposes Includes information, ads, and coupons from acoustic manufacturers Comprehensive coverage: Acoustics; Reverb; Standards; Test; Size; Shape; Elements Common to All Studios; Audiovisual Budget Recording Studio; Studio Built in a Residence; Small Studio for Instruction and Campus Radio; Small Ad Studio for A/Vs and Radio Jingles; Multitrack in a Two-Car Garage; Building a Studio from Scratch for Radio Production; Studios for a Commercial Radio Station; One Control Room for Two Studios; A Video Mini-Studio; A Video and Multitrack Studio; A Screening Facility for Film and Video; Multiple Studios; Modern; Pre-Manufactured Acoustics; Assemble/Renovate/Recondition/Enhance; Acoustic Products and Remedies; New Acoustic Panels; New Acoustic Developments; Importance of Checking Specs; Diffusion Confusion; Bits and Pieces of Acoustic Lore; Dual Room Functions; Control Room Monitors; How Music Instruments Produce and Propagate Sound; Resonance; Note Duration; Attack; Wolf Tones; Impedance; Sound Radiation; Sound Transmission; Radiators and Resonators; Some Specific Sound Producing Mechanisms; Tines; Rods; and Tongues; Strings and Tubes; Reeds and Brass; Bows; Hollow Bodied Instruments; Drums; Tambourines; Microphone Placement