Overview

Recording Spaces deals with the acoustics of rooms intended for musical performance of many styles. It discusses these spaces 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. It deals with the concepts of sound isolation, examines some of the principal processes at work, and provides drawings and descriptions of actual rooms and techniques." "The book describes how the isolation ...
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Overview

Recording Spaces deals with the acoustics of rooms intended for musical performance of many styles. It discusses these spaces 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. It deals with the concepts of sound isolation, examines some of the principal processes at work, and provides drawings 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, with 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.

Recording Spaces deals with the acoustics of rooms intended for musical performance of many styles. It discusses these spaces 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. It deals with the concepts of sound isolation, examines some of the principal processes at work, and provides drawings and descriptions of actual rooms and techniques.

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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.
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Reprint of a 1998 work. Presents a thorough technical guide to the acoustics of rooms intended for recording music in any style. 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 a range of techniques; also explores how the spaces interact with the musicians, their instruments, and the microphones. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781136116452
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 1/15/1998
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 212
  • File size: 5 MB

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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Table of Contents

About the author
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Ch. 1 Isolation shells 1
Ch. 2 Neutral rooms 21
Ch. 3 Variable rooms 49
Ch. 4 Live rooms - their revolutionary strengths and weaknesses 61
Ch. 5 Stone rooms 75
Ch. 6 Orchestral rooms 93
Ch. 7 Vocal rooms 105
Ch. 8 Room combinations and operational considerations 127
Ch. 9 The studio environment 151
Ch. 10 Limitations to design predictions 163
Glossary of terms 177
Index 183
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