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