With How to Build a Small Budget Recording Studio from Scratch published by McGraw-Hill, you will learn how to construct a sound studio on a budget from start to finish. Want to build a studio at your business? How about your own residence? This book covers every practical design with expert recommendations on everything a musician, sound engineer, producer, filmmaker, or hobbyist could possibly want in a studio.
Plans for purpose-specific studios (residential, commercial, instructional).
How each music instrument creates sound -- and how to best record acoustical instruments.
Testing, measurement, and how to read acoustic specifications.
Premanufactured acoustic remedies.
Noise control (from HVAC equipment and other sources).
Comes with exclusive bonus online content, including mathematical equations for acoustics, reverberation, music tempo and pitch, listings of manufacturers of acoustic materials and test equipment, directions for how to read blueprints, and much more.
About the Author
Mike Shea has been involved in professional audio since the 1960s when he opened his own recording studio in Massachusetts. He relocated to New York in the 1970s and began a successful independent contracting career building rehearsal and recording studios. Shea taught graduate courses at the Institute of Audio Research, served as technical editor of International Musician and editor of Recording World magazines and has written extensively about all aspects of professional audio.
Table of contents
Part I: Acoustic Huggies
1. Theoretical Acoustics 2. Practical Acoustics 3. Real Time Analysis 4. Vibration 5. The Control Room Monitor System
Part II: Brick and Mortar (Drywall and Stud) Studios
6. My Studio--How Big and What Shape? 7. Elements Common to All Studios 8. Audiovisual Budget Recording Studio 9. Studio Built in a Residence 10. A Small Studio for Instruction and Campus Radio 11. Small Ad Agency for AVs and Radio Jingles 12. Multitrack in a Two-Car Garage 13. Building a Studio from Scratch for Radio Program Production 14. Studios for a Commercial Radio Station 15. One Control Room for Two Studios 16. A Video Mini-Studio 17. A Video and Multitrack Studio 18. A Screening Facility for Film and Video 19. Multiple Studios 20. Diffusion Confusion
Part III: New Remedies to Common Acoustic Problems
22. How Music Instruments Produce and Propagate Sound Appendix A. Sound Absorption Coefficients for General Building Materials and Furnishings Appendix B. Sound Absorption Coefficients of Owens-Corning Products Appendix C. Sound Absorption Coefficients for Tectrum References Index