MIKE SHEA has been involved with 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. Throughout his career he has taught graduate courses at the Institute of Audio Research, served as the technical editor of RECORDING WORLD magazine, and written extensively about all aspects of professional audio.
How to Build a Small Budget Recording Studio from Scratch : With 12 Tested Designsby Michael Shea, F. Alton Everest
Here's the perfect reference for anyone planning to build or remodel a recording studio on a shoe-string budget. Whether your interest is in radio, audio-visual, film, or television production, you can build an efficient, fully functional studio with no special training or knowledge of acoustics. Bypassing heavy-duty math and assuming you don't have an unlimited budget, this doit-yourself guide provides 12 fully tested and proven designs that allow you to create truly outstanding recording settings. Basic acoustical principles are explained in the context of real-life project plans that detail construction materials, and applied design elements, as well as cost. This Third Edition contains valuable information on acoustical materials, the latest in computer-controlled acoustical test equipment, new techniques and materials used to isolate and control vibration, and a new chapter on blueprint reading. You'll also find job-simplifying new information on materials and construction methods and a comprehensive listing of products and manufacturers. If you're an amateur audiophile or electronic hobbyist with a discerning musical ear and high hopes, but don't have cash to burn -- here are plans that give you the best sound you can get for your money.
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