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