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Handbook of Sound Studio Construction: Rooms for Recording and Listening

    Handbook of Sound Studio Construction: Rooms for Recording and Listening

    Item #: MWHL-007177274X   •   MFG #: 9780071772747


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    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

    Table of contents
    1. Introduction to Room Design
    2. Announce Booth
    3. Recording Studio for Classical Music
    4. Recording Studio for Popular Music
    5. Recording Studio with Variable Acoustics
    6. Control Rooms
    7. Audio/Video/Film Workroom
    8. Teleconference Room
    9. Home Personal Project Studio
    10. Home Media Room
    11. Home Theater
    12. Site Selection and Noise Control
    13. Sound Diffusing Materials
    14. Sound Absorbing Materials
    15. Sound Reflecting Materials
    16. Wall Construction
    17. Floor/Ceiling Construction
    18. Windows and Doors
    19. HVAC System
    20. Room Performance and Evaluation

    Author comments
    Ken Pohlmann is professor emeritus and former director of the Music Engineering programs at the University of Miami. He is a consultant for audio manufacturers in technology development and patent litigation. Pohlmann has authored or co-authored numerous books, including Principles of Digital Audio and Master Handbook of Acoustics, both for McGraw-Hill. He is a monthly contributor to Sound & Vision magazine and has written over 2,500 articles and test reports for magazines and journals. Pohlmann chaired the Audio Engineering Society's International Conference on Digital Audio, and co-chaired the International Conference on Internet Audio. He consults for companies such as Bertlesmann Music Group, Cirrus Logic, Ford, Fujitsu, Harman International, Hughes Electronics, Hyundai, IBM, Daimler-Chrysler, Lexus, Microsoft, Nippon Columbia, Philips, Sony, Time Warner, and Toyota.


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