Recording Studio Design

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Taylor & Francis, 2008 - Music - 711 pages
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Recording Studio Design is essential reading for anyone involved in building, renovating and maintaining recording studios. Good acoustics in a recording studio is crucial to the success of a project, and the financial implications of failure means getting things right first time is essential. In straightforward language Newell covers the key basic principles of acoustics, electro-acoustics and psychoacoustics and their application to studio design. Fully updated to reflect current technology and practice additional sections include digital signal processing, design for soundtrack mixing and foley rooms, providing a complete reference offering real solutions to help improve the success rate of any studio.

*Provides great detail on the practical recording application in various acoustic environments
*Complex issues are explained and real solutions provided
*Benifit from Newell's years of experience, designing over 200 studios including Manor and Town House Studios
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 General requirements and common errors
1
Chapter 2 Sound decibels and hearing
12
Chapter 3 Sound isolation
31
Chapter 4 Room acoustics and means of control
75
Chapter 5 Designing neutral rooms
119
Chapter 6 Rooms with characteristic acoustics
169
Chapter 7 Variable acoustics
212
Chapter 8 Room combinations and operational considerations
224
Chapter 18 Response disturbances due to mixing consoles and studio furniture
445
Chapter 19 Objective measurement and subjective evaluations
456
Chapter 20 Studio monitoring systems
497
Chapter 21 Surround sound and control rooms
538
Chapter 22 Human factors
573
Chapter 23 A mobile control room
580
Chapter 24 Foldback
605
Chapter 25 Main supplies and earthing systems
618

Chapter 9 The studio environment
249
Chapter 10 Limitations to design predictions
269
Chapter 11 Loudspeakers in rooms
287
Chapter 12 Flattening the room response
328
Chapter 13 Control rooms
349
Chapter 14 The behaviour of multiple loudspeakers in rooms
374
the principal objectives
396
Chapter 16 The NonEnvironment control room
409
Chapter 17 The LiveEnd DeadEnd approach
437
Chapter 26 Analogue audio interfacing
632
Appendix 1
648
Appendix 2
666
Appendix 3
676
Appendix 4
678
Glossary of terms
684
Index
702
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PHILIP NEWELL (Author)International consultant on acoustic design, former technical director of Virgin Records. Has over 30 years experience in the recording industry and has been involved in the design of over 200 studios, including the famous Manor and Townhouse Studios. He is also author of Project Studios, Recording Spaces and Studio Monitoring Design, all published by Focal Press.
PHILIP NEWELL (Author)International consultant on acoustic design, former technical director of Virgin Records. Has over 30 years experience in the recording industry and has been involved in the design of over 200 studios, including the famous Manor and Townhouse Studios. He is also author of Project Studios, Recording Spaces and Studio Monitoring Design, all published by Focal Press.

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