Home Recording Studio: Build it Like the Pros

Author: Gervais

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1435457188

Category: Music

Page: 352

View: 9678

With the advances in digital technology, musicians can now produce their own music. But the gear is only part of the equation when it comes to recording and mixing. The next part is finding a soundproof room that you can produce it in. Unfortunately, any old room in your house will not suffice for a quality recording. Without a decent room, you'll never be able to record a studio-quality recording you'll be proud of and excited to have other people hear. So how do you go about creating a space in your home that has similar acoustics to that of a world-class studio? How do you soundproof this room to keep your sound in and outside noise out? How do you construct or modify the room so that its size and shape best complement its function? HOME RECORDING STUDIO: BUILD IT LIKE THE PROS, SECOND EDITION teaches you how to do all these things, from building a professional home studio to saving thousands of dollars in the process. This book teaches you how to design and understand your room – how to treat it, wire it, and condition it – while using widely available materials. Each step features visual aids to illustrate underlying concepts, as well as professional tips and examples from actual studios. Everything is covered, from room design to electrical considerations, from room treatments to codes, permits, special needs, and more.

Recording Studio Design

Author: Philip Newell

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317381947

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 880

View: 1580

Recording Studio Design, Fourth Edition explains the key principles of successful studio design and construction using straightforward language and the use of practical examples appreciated by readers of previous editions. Updated to reflect new industry standards, this fourth edition addresses improvements in cinema sound, with specific attention paid to B-chain electroacoustic response and calibration. Using over 50 years’ experience, author Philip Newell provides detail on the practical aspects of recording in various environments, not only exploring the complex issues relating to the acoustics but also providing real-world solutions. While the book contains detailed discussions about performing rooms, control rooms, and mobile studios, concepts of the infrastructures are also discussed, because no studio can perform optimally unless the technical and human requirements are adequately provided for. In this new edition, sound for cinema provides a platform for highlighting many, wider electroacoustic topics in a way that is relatively easy to visualise. The way in which sound and vision interact is an important aspect of many modern multimedia formats. The new edition includes: A new Chapter 22 that will thoroughly reflect recently published SMPTE investigations which will drastically impact standards for cinema sound; The inclusion of new academic research and its practical applications; An entire new illustrated chapter on room construction principles; and The consolidation of ideas which were only emerging when the earlier editions were published.

Recording and Producing in the Home Studio

A Complete Guide

Author: David Franz

Publisher: Berklee Press

ISBN: 9780876390481

Category: Music

Page: 244

View: 9309

(Berklee Methods). With the explosion of project studio gear available, it's easier than ever to create pro-quality music at home. This book is the only reference you'll ever need to start producing and engineering your music or other artists' music in your very own home studio. You don't have a home studio yet, but have some basic equipment? This essential guide will help you set up your studio, begin producing projects, develop your engineering skills and manage your projects. Stop dreaming and start producing!

Handbook of Sound Studio Construction: Rooms for Recording and Listening

Author: Ken Pohlmann

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071772758

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 320

View: 9690

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. Coverage includes: 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

The Recording Engineer's Handbook

Author: Bobby Owsinski

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9781932929003

Category: Music

Page: 368

View: 5824

Working as a recording engineer presents challenges from every direction of your project. From using microphones to deciding on EQ settings, choosing outboard gear to understanding how, when and why to process your signal, the seemingly never-ending choices can be very confusing. Professional Audio's bestselling author Bobby Owsinski (The Mixing Engineer's Handbook, The Mastering Engineer's Handbook) takes you into the tracking process for all manner of instruments and vocals-- providing you with the knowledge and skill to make sense of the many choices you have in any given project. From acoustic to electronic instruments, mic placement to EQ settings, everything you need to know to capture professionally recorded audio tracks is in this guide.

Basic Home Studio Design

Author: Paul White

Publisher: SMT

ISBN: 0857121677

Category: Music

Page: 208

View: 5794

Investigating areas such as soundproofing, acoustics and monitoring, Basic Home Studio Design will help you transform your bedroom into the equivalent of a modern recording studio, and at a fraction of the price.

Sound Studio Construction on a Budget

Author: F. Alton Everest

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780070213821

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 298

View: 4011

Gives you the tools and expert guidance you need to create an audio studio far less expensively than you thought possible. Provides complete, easy-to-follow plans for 10 projects.

How to Build a Small Budget Recording Studio from Scratch 4/E

Author: Mike Shea

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071782729

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 464

View: 8316

Build a cutting-edge sound studio--at a price that's music to your ears How to Build a Small Budget Recording Studio from Scratch, Fourth Edition gives you detailed plans (including 12 studio designs with 23 constructed, tested, and acoustically tuned rooms from renowned acoustician, F. Alton Everest), and other resources for making your own professional-grade recording studio. Start from scratch with techniques, practical advice, and scientific know-how that guide you on how to construct everything from floor to ceiling and wall to wall. You'll get expert recommendations on materials and equipment, how to test and adjust the finished facility for frequency response and reverberation time; mathematical formulas and simple explanations of key scientific principles; and everything else a musician, sound engineer, producer, filmmaker, or hobbyist could possibly want. Coverage includes: 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! Go to: www.mhprofessional.com/Shea4

The Studio Builder's Handbook

How to Improve the Sound of Your Studio on Any Budget

Author: Bobby Owsinski,Dennis Moody

Publisher: Alfred Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780739077030

Category: Music

Page: 248

View: 5379

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.

Keep the Peace!

The Musician's Guide to Soundproofing

Author: Mark Huntley Parsons

Publisher: Musicians Institute Press

ISBN: 9780634089046

Category: Music

Page: 60

View: 5196

(Book). Every musician could benefit from having a soundproof place to practice their art. Keep the Peace! provides practical suggestions for creating just such a space. So if you're a guitarist who'd like to unplug the headphones from your Rockman and crank up that Boogie, or if you're a drummer who'd like to work on a new lick but it's past your daughter's bedtime, or if your band is on a first-name basis with the local police because of your neighbor's complaints, then this book is DEFINITELY for you.

The Studio SOS Book

Solutions and Techniques for the Project Recording Studio

Author: Paul White,Hugh Robjohns,Dave Lockwood

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1135922160

Category: Music

Page: 304

View: 8717

Professional studio design is a specialized science, with more than a touch of "black magic" thrown in. Over the past few years, Sound on Sound magazine has made one trip each month to a reader’s studio. These visits have demonstrated that it is fairly simple to make a huge improvement to an untreated project-studio room, without spending a fortune. However, they’ve also proven that beginners’ attempts at DIY acoustic treatments often cause more problems than they solve. Utilizing knowledge from dozens of visits to readers’ home and project studios, the SOS team imparts easy-to-understand, organized troubleshooting advice. Learn how to rid yourself of monitoring problems and get an accurate monitoring system, how to enhance the sound of your recording space, and how to perfect your instrumental and vocal recordings. Decrease the time you spend re-recording and mixing, simply by improving your room with advice from the guys who have seen it all when it comes to make-do small studios. Contains: A structured look at the problems that most often plague small studios, with individual studio case studies addressing each issue Real solutions that you can both afford and implement; no thousand-dollar investments or idealized studio designs that don’t work with your space! Case studies that look at small studios’ specific problems, with additional break-outs tips that address quick fixes to common problems

Sound Reproduction

The Acoustics and Psychoacoustics of Loudspeakers and Rooms

Author: Floyd E. Toole

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317415094

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 490

View: 6405

Sound Reproduction: The Acoustics and Psychoacoustics of Loudspeakers and Rooms, Third Edition explains the physical and perceptual processes that are involved in sound reproduction and demonstrates how to use the processes to create high-quality listening experiences in stereo and multichannel formats. Understanding the principles of sound production is necessary to achieve the goals of sound reproduction in spaces ranging from recording control rooms and home listening rooms to large cinemas. This revision brings new science-based perspectives on the performance of loudspeakers, room acoustics, measurements and equalization, all of which need to be appropriately used to ensure the accurate delivery of music and movie sound tracks from creators to listeners. The robust website (www.routledge.com/cw/toole) is the perfect companion to this necessary resource.

The Home Recording Handbook

Use What You've Got to Make Great Music

Author: Dave Hunter

Publisher: Backbeat Books

ISBN: 1476855846

Category: Music

Page: 256

View: 7004

(Technical Reference). Gone are the days when home recording was limited to four tracks of tape hiss on a cassette porta-studio. Now, limitless digital multitrack recording and a vast array of outboard effects and processors are available to anyone with a computer. Add a few other essentials such as a microphone, some headphones & monitors, and you've got a home studio capable of making professional recordings worthy of airplay and release. What you might not have is the know-how to harness all that vast potential ... which is where the Home Recording Handbook comes in. Author Dave Hunter shows you how to make pro-sounding recordings without pro budgets. Packed with tips and techniques born out of years of recording experience, supported by specially recorded audio tracks, this is an essential volume for the working musician.

Master Handbook of Acoustics

Author: F. Alton Everest,Ken Pohlmann

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071603336

Category: Music

Page: 544

View: 9361

Practical Instruction on the Art and Science of Acoustic Design and Architecture Build your own acoustic environments such as recording studios, control rooms, and home listening rooms with expert insights from two engineering professionals. Fully expanded to cover the latest methods and software tools, Master Handbook of Acoustics, Fifth Edition presents clear explanations of acoustic phenomena and provides a hands-on approach to room design. Learn how to perform acoustic measurements, choose room dimensions, assign speaker placement, analyze response curves, and design and install sound absorbers and diffusers. You will also find details on how to fine-tune room reverberation, minimize external noise, and apply psychoacoustic concepts. Master Handbook of Acoustics, Fifth Edition explains how to: Determine how sound propagates in open and enclosed spaces Measure sound-pressure levels and work with decibels Analyze the characteristics of room modal resonances Treat rooms for optimal early reflections, reverberation, and diffusion Minimize acoustic distortion, comb-filter effects, and HVAC interference Construct high-quality stereo and surround-sound listening rooms Design personal and professional recording studios and control rooms Understand the acoustics of auditoriums and concert halls Optimize room designs using measurement, modeling, and auralization software

Building a Recording Studio

Author: Jeff Cooper

Publisher: Artistpro.com

ISBN: 9781931140225

Category: Music

Page: 232

View: 7877

From one of the world's leading authorities on acoustics and studio design comes this comprehensive guide to designing and constructing a world-class recording space on any budget! Building a Recording Studio includes everything from the principles behind acoustical design to tips on choosing the right construction materials. Author Jeff Cooper, who has designed studios for George Lucas and Steven Spielberg, guides you through all the relevant aspects of the process in an easy-to-understand and thorough style. Whether you want to build a new studio space or just soundproof an existing room, this book is the place to start! Jeff Cooper is one of the world's leading authorities on studio design and construction. After earning four degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he started Jeff Cooper Architects in 1976. As head of his firm, Cooper has been an acoustical consultant and architect for some of the most state-of-the-art studios ever constructed. Cooper's clients have included Polygram, Capitol, EMI Records, MCA Universal, and Warner Bros., as well as Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, and Francis Ford Coppola.

Home Recording For Musicians For Dummies

Author: Jeff Strong

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118968034

Category: Music

Page: 384

View: 1896

Save studio fees with pro-quality recording at home Home Recording For Musicians For Dummies offers simple explanations on how to record music in a home studio, no matter your style, method, or sound. With expert guidance every step of the way, you'll find the answers to your questions about choosing equipment, recording tracks, editing, mixing, mastering, and more. Updated to reflect the latest home recording technology, this new edition addresses styles from live bands to electronica with easy navigation to the information you need most. Beginners will find straightforward instruction on the fundamentals, while more experienced home recording engineers will appreciate insight to the tricks the pros use. With home recording gear increasingly approaching professional quality, the home studio is no longer the domain of the DIY-or-die. Even professional musicians are saving studio fees by recording at home, and today's plug-and-play technology makes high-quality sound accessible to those with a more amateur level of experience and budget. Home Recording For Musicians For Dummies gives you the information you need to set up your studio and use it like a pro: Choose the right gear for the job, and set up for quality sound Learn the fundamentals of recording, from choosing a mic to working with a mixer Master MIDI, multitrack recording, and audio capture for optimum sourcing Edit, mix, and master your tracks, and add effects to enhance your sound Don't let poor audio quality distract from your music. Find out what tools you need, how to use them, and how to follow the time-tested steps of making a record. You spend valuable time developing your talent, skills, and sound, so take a minute to learn how to make your music shine with the expert advice and easy-to-follow instruction in Home Recording For Musicians For Dummies.

The Mixing Engineer's Handbook, Second Edition

Author: David Gibson

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1598637681

Category: Computers

Page: 307

View: 9120

Secrets of the top mixing engineers are revealed in this second edition of the bestselling Mixing Engineer's Handbook. In this edition, you will learn about the history and evolution of mixing, various mixing styles, the six elements of a mix, the rules f

Podcasting Hacks

Author: Jack D. Herrington

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9780596100667

Category: Computers

Page: 428

View: 832

Explains how to create a professional-quality Internet radio broadcast, with sections on selecting the right software, creating quality sound, building a show, distributing a podcast, audio editing, videocasting, and more. Original. (Intermediate)

The Audio Expert

Everything You Need to Know About Audio

Author: Ethan Winer

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1136126147

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 674

View: 8459

The Audio Expert is a comprehensive reference that covers all aspects of audio, with many practical, as well as theoretical, explanations. Providing in-depth descriptions of how audio really works, using common sense plain-English explanations and mechanical analogies with minimal math, the book is written for people who want to understand audio at the deepest, most technical level, without needing an engineering degree. It's presented in an easy-to-read, conversational tone, and includes more than 400 figures and photos augmenting the text. The Audio Expert takes the intermediate to advanced recording engineer or audiophile and makes you an expert. The book goes far beyond merely explaining how audio "works." It brings together the concepts of audio, aural perception, musical instrument physics, acoustics, and basic electronics, showing how they're intimately related. Describing in great detail many of the practices and techniques used by recording and mixing engineers, the topics include video production and computers. Rather than merely showing how to use audio devices such as equalizers and compressors, Ethan Winer explains how they work internally, and how they are spec'd and tested. Most explanations are platform-agnostic, applying equally to Windows and Mac operating systems, and to most software and hardware. TheAudioExpertbook.com, the companion website, has audio and video examples to better present complex topics such as vibration and resonance. There are also videos demonstrating editing techniques and audio processing, as well as interviews with skilled musicians demonstrating their instruments and playing techniques.