Recording Spaces

Recording Spaces

by Philip Newell, Newell
     
 

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Discusses the acoustics of rooms intended for musical performance of many styles, in terms of isolation, internal acoustics, possible techniques of use, and the way that these spaces will interact with the musicians, their instruments, and the microphones. Also included are the concepts of sound isolation, the principal processes at work, and descriptions of actual

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Discusses the acoustics of rooms intended for musical performance of many styles, in terms of isolation, internal acoustics, possible techniques of use, and the way that these spaces will interact with the musicians, their instruments, and the microphones. Also included are the concepts of sound isolation, the principal processes at work, and descriptions of actual rooms and techniques.

The book describes how the isolation requirements have their effect on the internal acoustics of the rooms, and how the room treatments must be conceived with such interactions taken into consideration.

Starting from the initial concepts, to the measurements of the finished items, Recording Spaces discusses many different types of room, from vocal 'booths' to orchestral rooms. There are many stories of how actual 'classical' musical performances, from rock to orchestral, have been inspired, or strongly influenced, by the acoustics of their recording spaces.

The book completes a trilogy of titles, with Studio Monitoring Design and Project Studios complementing each other and covering the subjects of acoustics, monitoring and equipment interfacing which will have relevance from the most meagre studio to the world's finest.

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A thorough guide to the acoustics of rooms intended for recording music in any style. Accessible from different levels of understanding acoustics, combines an informal narrative with technical and scientific information, and describes events related to actual musical performances. Considers such aspects as isolation, internal acoustics, and possible techniques; also explores how the spaces interact with the musicians, their instruments, and the microphones. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780240516271
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/01/1900
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.43(d)

Meet the Author

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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