INCLUDES 12 TESTED AND PROVEN DESIGNS
Here’s the perfect reference for anyone planning to build or remodel a recording studio on a shoe-string budget. Whether your interest is in radio, audio-visual, film, or television production, you can build an efficient, fully functional studio with no special training or knowledge of acoustics.
Bypassing heavy-duty math and assuming you don’t have an unlimited budget, this do-it-yourself guide provides 12 fully tested and proven designs that allow you to create truly outstanding recording settings. Basic acoustical principles are explained in the context of real-life project plans that detail construction materials, applied design elements, as well as cost.
This Third Edition contains valuable information on acoustical materials, the latest in computer-controlled acoustical test equipment, new techniques and materials used to isolate and control vibration, and a new chapter on blueprint reading. You’ll also find job-simplifying new information on materials and construction methods and a comprehensive listing of products and manufacturers.
If you’re an amateur audiophile or electronic hobbyist with a discerning
musical ear and high hopes, but don’t have cash to burn – here are plans that
give you the best sound you can get for your money.
Chapter 1: My Studio--How Big and What Shape?
Chapter 2: Elements Common to All Studios
Chapter 3: Audiovisual Budget Recording Studio
Chapter 4: Studio Built in a Residence
Chapter 5: A Small Studio for AVs and Radio Jingles
Chapter 6: Small Ad Agency Studio for AVs and Radio Jingles
Chapter 7: Multitrack in a Two-Car Garage
Chapter 8: Building a Studio from Scratch for Radio Program Production
Chapter 9: Studios for a Commercial Radio Station
Chapter 10: One Control Room for Two Studios
Chapter 11: A Video Mini-Studio
Chapter 12: A Video and Multitrack Studio
Chapter 13: A Screening Facility for Film and Video
Chapter 14: Multiple Studios
Chapter 15: Diffusion Confusion
Chapter 16: Bits and Pieces of Acoustical Lore
Chapter 17: Acoustic Equations
Chapter 18: Acoustic Materials
Chapter 19: Electronics and Acoustics
Chapter 20: Reading Blueprints
Appendix A: Absorption Coefficients for General Building Materials and Furnishings
Appendix B: Absorption Coefficients for Owens-Corning 703 and Allied Materials
Appendix C: Absorption Coefficients for Tectum
Appendix D: A Comprehensive Listing of Manufacturers of Acoustical Materials