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