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From the PublisherReview of Project Studios, by the same author:
"This book is extremely well written and presents even the most technical material in a clear and accessible fashion."
—Sound on Sound magazine
Recording Studio Design is essential reading for anyone involved in building, renovating and maintaining recording studios. Good acoustics in a recording studio is crucial to the success of a project, and the financial implications of failure means getting things right first time is essential. In straightforward language Newell covers the key basic principles of acoustics, electro-acoustics and psychoacoustics and their application to studio design. Fully updated to reflect current technology and practice additional sections include digital signal processing, design for soundtrack mixing and foley rooms, providing a complete reference offering real solutions to help improve the success rate of any studio.
General requirements and common errors; Sound, decibels and hearing; Sound isolation; Room acoustics and means of control; Designing neutral rooms; Rooms with characteristic acoustics; Variable acoustics; Room combinations and operational considerations; The studio environment; Limitations to design predictions; Loudspeakers in rooms; Flattening the room response; Control rooms; The behaviour of multiple loudspeakers in rooms; Studio monitoring: the principal objectives; The non-environment control room; The live-end, dead-end approach; Response disturbances due to mixing consoles and studio furniture; Objective measurement and subjective evaluations; Studio monitoring systems; Surround sound and control rooms; Human factors; A mobile control room; Appendices; Glossary of terms