How to Build A Small Budget Recording Studio From Scratch

How to Build A Small Budget Recording Studio From Scratch

Paperback - 2012
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Build a cutting-edge sound studio--at a price that's music to your ears

How to Build a Small Budget Recording Studio from Scratch , Fourth Edition gives you detailed plans (including 12 studio designs with 23 constructed, tested, and acoustically tuned rooms from renowned acoustician, F. Alton Everest), and other resources for making your own professional-grade recording studio.

Start from scratch with techniques, practical advice, and scientific know-how that guide you on how to construct everything from floor to ceiling and wall to wall. You'll get expert recommendations on materials and equipment, how to test and adjust the finished facility for frequency response and reverberation time; mathematical formulas and simple explanations of key scientific principles; and everything else a musician, sound engineer, producer, filmmaker, or hobbyist could possibly want.

Coverage includes:

Plans for purpose-specific studios (residential, commercial, instructional) How each music instrument creates sound -- and how to best record acoustical instruments Testing, measurement, and how to read acoustic specifications Premanufactured acoustic remedies Noise control (from HVAC equipment and other sources) Comes with exclusive bonus online content , including mathematical equations for acoustics, reverberation, music tempo, and pitch; listings of manufacturers of acoustic materials and test equipment; directions for how to read blueprints; and much more! Go to:
Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill, c2012.
Edition: 4th ed.
ISBN: 9780071782715
Characteristics: xxiii, 438 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.


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Oct 26, 2014

For what it's worth I haven't read this book- my son read it as he has built his home studio a couple of times (as a result of earthquake damage and moves) , and is in the process of reestablishing it for a third time. He said this was helpful, though a lot of it he had read before over the last few years. But as with anything there are always changes and none so fast as what occurs in the field of technology. If you are starting out and thinking about building a home studio this is well worth reading.


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