Sound Studio Construction on a Budget

Sound Studio Construction on a Budget

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For anyone with a modicum of electronics skills who wants to build an inexpensive sound studio from scratch

From one of the world's leading acoustics experts, this nuts-and-bolts book offers complete instructions and guidance for building your own inexpensive sound studio. Anyone with a discerning ear and a modicum of electronics skills can follow the clear plans for 10 designs, which include a voice-over recording studio; recording studios for modern, classical, and rock music; a home theater; small announce booth; control room; and music listening room. All projects are fully illustrated and accompanied by complete part lists.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 298 pages
  • 185 x 236 x 18mm | 572g
  • MCGRAW-HILL Professional
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 193 Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0070213828
  • 9780070213821
  • 942,818

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Build your own recording studio, home theater, and more--even if you're on a shoestring budget! Sophisticated sound studios are notoriously expensive to build and use. It's not unheard-of for bands to pay up to $1,000 a day for the use of a first-rate studio. If you have a discerning musical ear and high hopes--but not the budget to match--this book gives you the tools and expert guidance you need to create an audio studio far less expensively than you thought possible. Acoustics guru F. Alton Everest provides complete, easy-to-follow plans for 10 projects: voice-over recording studio; modern and classical music recording studio; rock music recording studio; personal project studio; small announce booth; control rooms; film/video/audio workroom; home theater; teleconference room; high-fidelty music listening room; plus eight chapters of technical background material applicable to each of the 10 projects. Each clearly illustrated design can be built from readily available materials and is accompanied by a parts list. Everest also supplies step-by-step instructions for installing your own sound-enhancing diffusing units for each of the projects to ensure topnotch acoustics and save you money.
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Table of contents

Introduction.A Voice-Over Recording Studio.A Recording Studio for Modern and Classical Music.A Recording Studio for Rock Music.A Small Announce Booth.A Film/Video/Audio Work Room.Home Theater.Control Room.Hi-Fi Listening Room.Appendices: A: Diffusion by Schroeder Diffusor.B: Site Selection.C: Wall Construction and Performance.D: Floor and Ceiling Construction and Performance.E: HVAC Precautions.F: Doors and Observation Windows.G: Normal Mode Problems.H: Sound Absorption Coefficients.
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About F. Alton Everest

F. Alton Everest is a legend in the world of sound. The creator of numerous technical innovations, and the author of scores of books and scholarly papers, he has been a leader in television engineering, sound recording, motion pictures, radio, and multimedia. A co-founder and director of the Science Film Production division of the Moody Institute of Science, he was also a section chief of the Subsea Sound Research section of the University of California. An educator who has taught at several leading institutions, he has consulted on acoustics to numerous industries for nearly 30 years. Having touched many of the technical highlights of the 20th century, he celebrated his 90th birthday in 1999. He and his wife live in Santa Barbara, California.
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