$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.
TITLE COMPOSER
Building Your Walls
The Greek Theater
Prepping Your Space
Commercial Studio Isolation
Floating Your Floors
CHAPTER 1: SOME STUDIO HISTORY
The Origin of Acoustics
The Roman Amphitheater
The Great Minds
Modern Acoustics
1900 to 1940
Building the Ceiling
Your Door
Sliding Glass Door and Airlock
Electrical
Electrical Conduits
The Rise of the Tape Machine
Acoustic Needs
Make Your Lists
INTRODUCTION
The Decor
Getting Some Help
Hiring an Acoustic Designer
Hiring an Architect
PART ONE
Hiring a Contractor
The Disco Era
Live End Dead End
The Reflection-Free Zone
The Power Outlets
Audio Wiring
Bill Putnam
Floor Cable Troughs
Tom Hidley
George Augspurger
CHAPTER 2: DESIGN IDEAS
Individual Needs
Wiring Help
The Lounge
Lounge Decor
Lounge Amenities
Your Room
Acoustic Control Methods
CHAPTER 4: ISOLATION TECHNIQUES
Measuring Sound Transmission
Transmission Loss in the Real World
Doors
Floating Your Floor
Flanking Transmission
CHAPTER 5: MAKING A PLAN
Determine Your Needs
General Needs
Isolation Needs
Wiring Behind the Wall
Studio Design Pioneers
Symmetry
Two Basic Isolation Principles
The Ceiling
The Door
Windows
Engineers
Storage
Drummers
Guitarists
The All-In-One Room
The Restroom
Personal Studio Parameters
Production/Mixing Room
Tracking/Rehearsal Room
Commercial Studio Parameters
Different Types of Studios
Common Concerns
CHAPTER 3: SOME BASIC ACOUSTICS
Soundproofing
Permits
CHAPTER 6: BUILDING A PERSONAL-USE STUDIO
Determining the Listening Position
Standing Waves
What Won't Work
Acoustic Control
Construction Needs
Measure Your Space
Considerations
Contractors
Make a Materials List
Make a To-Do List
Make a Schedule
Finding Good Help
Increasing STC
The Studio
Walls
The Ceiling
Windows
Design
Controlling the Acoustics
Creating a Reflection-Free Zone
Treating the Rest of the Room
CHAPTER 7: BUILDING A COMMERCIAL STUDIO
Vocalists and Voice-Over Artists