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ISBN-13/EAN: 9780820603766
ISBN: 0820603767
Author: Michael Rettinger
Chemical Publishing
Book - Paperback
Pub Date: Dec 1, 1981
248 Pages
Features
Foreword-

PART I. BASICS -

1. Introduction
2. Studio Planning
3. Sound Insulation
4. Reverberation
5. Air-Conditioning System Noise Limits
6. Sound-Retardant Windows and Doors
7. Instrument Isolation for Multiple Track Recording
8. Studio Testing
9. Plumbing Noise Control
10. Vibration Isolation
11. Suspended Acoustic Ceiling
12. Elevators
13. Interior Decor of Studios
14. Sound Power Versus Sound Pressure


PART II. STUDIOS -

15. Control Rooms
16. ADR Studios
17. Re-Recording Studios
18. Reverberation Chambers
19. Motion Picture and TV Stages
20. Music Recording Studios
21. Review Rooms
22. Future Sound-Recording Studios
23. Canopied Amphitheaters


PART III. ELECTROACOUSTICS -

24. Microphone Properties
25. Loudspeaker Sensitivity
26. Electronic Light Dimmers
- Index

Sound recording studios are often built like showcases, either to attract clientele or to provide a distinctive image for the industry. They are, thus, like people, in that no two of them are alike. Yet, all such structures have to have certain common acoustic elements if they are to function to the best artistic and economic advantages.

The enclosures must be sufficiently quiet, exhibit proper reverberatory conditions (often required to be adjustable), be devoid of parallelisms between hard surfaces, have no sound-focusing concave surfaces, be free of vibrations from external and internal sources, etc. It is for the purpose of providing first design principles of sound recording studios that this book has been prepared, so that for any given size structure, satisfactory vocal and instrumental recording conditions can be established therein. All equations involving physical quantities are given both in the English and the MKS system of measurement.

Also, when the description of existing studios includes linear dimensions, their metric equivalents follow in parenthesis, as is also done for such quantities as surface density (mass per unit area) and sound absorption.

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