Build first-class recording studios and listening spaces
Design and build your own audiophile-grade recording and playback environments using proven, cost-effective plans and techniques. Handbook of Sound Studio Construction: Rooms for Recording and Listening explains practical acoustical properties and describes how to engineer acoustically sensitive spaces, including music recording studios, control rooms, voice studios, home project studios, A/V suites, media rooms, and surround-sound home theaters.
Learn how to choose room dimensions, select building materials, construct your own custom treatments, maximize isolation, and generate and analyze response curves. This do-it-yourself guide incorporates decades of roomdesign experience and provides you with the practical knowledge to design and build your own acoustical spaces or improve existing spaces.
An introduction to room acoustics and acoustical design
Reflecting, absorbing, and diffusing materials
Room geometry, modes, and treatment
Acoustic isolation, site selection, and HVAC design
Wall, floor, and ceiling construction
Window and door design considerations
Reverberation times, early reflections, and psychoacoustics
Objective and subjective room evaluation
Plans and specifications for 10 recording and listening rooms
Table of contents
1. Introduction to Room Design 2. Announce Booth 3. Recording Studio for Classical Music 4. Recording Studio for Popular Music 5. Recording Studio with Variable Acoustics 6. Control Rooms 7. Audio/Video/Film Workroom 8. Teleconference Room 9. Home Personal Project Studio 10. Home Media Room 11. Home Theater 12. Site Selection and Noise Control 13. Sound Diffusing Materials 14. Sound Absorbing Materials 15. Sound Reflecting Materials 16. Wall Construction 17. Floor/Ceiling Construction 18. Windows and Doors 19. HVAC System 20. Room Performance and Evaluation