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