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