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