$39.99
The Studio Builder's Handbook
How to Improve the Sound of Your Studio on Any Budget
By Bobby Owsinski and Dennis Moody
Item: 00-37078
UPC: 038081410968
ISBN 10: 0739077031
ISBN 13: 9780739077030
PRICE: $39.99
Category: Pro Audio Textbook
Format: Book & DVD
Learn the studio building secrets that only the pros know with The Studio Builder's Handbook. You might think it takes thousands of dollars and the services of an acoustic designer to improve your studio, but this book strips away the mystery of what makes a great-sounding studio and shows how you can make a huge difference even on a budget. Featuring interviews with contractors, studio designers, producers, and engineers, this book and DVD kit will give you an insider look at studio building. The DVD shows you how to construct acoustic panels and bass traps, and features several guided tours by professional studio builders.
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INTRODUCTION
PART ONE
CHAPTER 1: SOME STUDIO HISTORY
The Origin of Acoustics
Hiring an Acoustic Designer
Walls
Treating the Rest of the Room
The Ceiling
Windows
Doors
Floating Your Floor
The All-In-One Room
Lounge Amenities
CHAPTER 3: SOME BASIC ACOUSTICS
CHAPTER 7: BUILDING A COMMERCIAL STUDIO
Design
The Decor
Getting Some Help
The Greek Theater
The Roman Amphitheater
The Great Minds
Modern Acoustics
Hiring an Architect
Hiring a Contractor
Prepping Your Space
Commercial Studio Isolation
The Rise of the Tape Machine
The Disco Era
Live End Dead End
The Reflection-Free Zone
Building Your Walls
Building the Ceiling
Your Door
Isolation Needs
Individual Needs
Engineers
Drummers
Guitarists
Floor Cable Troughs
Wiring Help
The Lounge
Lounge Decor
Vocalists and Voice-Over Artists
Personal Studio Parameters
Production/Mixing Room
Storage
The Restroom
Commercial Studio Parameters
Different Types of Studios
Common Concerns
CHAPTER 5: MAKING A PLAN
Determine Your Needs
General Needs
1900 to 1940
Floating Your Floors
Measuring Sound Transmission
Transmission Loss in the Real World
Increasing STC
The Studio
Studio Design Pioneers
Sliding Glass Door and Airlock
CHAPTER 4: ISOLATION TECHNIQUES
Tracking/Rehearsal Room
Windows
Acoustic Control
Your Room
Acoustic Control Methods
Electrical
Electrical Conduits
The Power Outlets
Audio Wiring
Bill Putnam
Tom Hidley
George Augspurger
Contractors
Permits
CHAPTER 6: BUILDING A PERSONAL-USE STUDIO
Determining the Listening Position
Standing Waves
Symmetry
Controlling the Acoustics
Creating a Reflection-Free Zone
Soundproofing
What Won't Work
Two Basic Isolation Principles
The Ceiling
The Door
Make Your Lists
Make a Materials List
Make a To-Do List
Make a Schedule
Finding Good Help
Acoustic Needs
Construction Needs
Measure Your Space
Considerations
Flanking Transmission
CHAPTER 2: DESIGN IDEAS
Wiring Behind the Wall