Home Recording Studio: Build It Like The Pros by Rod GervaisHome Recording Studio: Build It Like The Pros by Rod Gervais

Home Recording Studio: Build It Like The Pros

byRod Gervais

Paperback | September 30, 2010

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With the advances in digital technology, musicians can now produce their own music. But the gear is only part of the equation when it comes to recording and mixing. The next part is finding a soundproof room that you can produce it in. Unfortunately, any old room in your house will not suffice for a quality recording. Without a decent room, you'll never be able to record a studio-quality recording you'll be proud of and excited to have other people hear. So how do you go about creating a space in your home that has similar acoustics to that of a world-class studio? How do you soundproof this room to keep your sound in and outside noise out? How do you construct or modify the room so that its size and shape best complement its function? HOME RECORDING STUDIO: BUILD IT LIKE THE PROS, SECOND EDITION teaches you how to do all these things, from building a professional home studio to saving thousands of dollars in the process. This book teaches you how to design and understand your room - how to treat it, wire it, and condition it - while using widely available materials. Each step features visual aids to illustrate underlying concepts, as well as professional tips and examples from actual studios. Everything is covered, from room design to electrical considerations, from room treatments to codes, permits, special needs, and more.
With more than 34 years of construction experience, Rod Gervais gives you a comprehensive and cost-effective plan for building that home studio that will have you building and recording in no time. A complete glossary of terms is also included, and a collection of handy tools to aid you in your design is available on the companion Web ...
Title:Home Recording Studio: Build It Like The ProsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 10.8 × 8.4 × 1 inPublished:September 30, 2010Publisher:Course Technology PTRLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:143545717X

ISBN - 13:9781435457171

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Resource for anyone wanting to achieve great results! Although I have worked in the recording industry for quite a few years, I haven't ever built a studio of my own. I turned to the internet to find some resources, and everything I read online pointed back to purchasing and reading this book. I can't recommend it highly enough! I read (and re-read, and re-read....) this book, and I keep it close by as I work through the construction of my home studio. Rod has written a great book that tells you how to achieve the best results based on the budget you define. He lays out the different construction methods clearly, defines the pros vs cons, and lets you decide what method you will follow. He also takes you through the process from beginning to end on a theoretical basement studio build, detailing each step and why he makes the decisions he does. Although perhaps not written with the novice builder in mind (of which I would consider myself), I have been able to figure out what exactly he's doing and how he accomplishes it. Overall, a fantastic book!
Date published: 2008-05-12

Table of Contents

1. Getting Started.2. Modes, Nodes, and Other Terms of Confusion.3. Isolation Techniques - Understanding the Concepts.4. Floor, Wall, and Ceiling Construction Details.5. Window and Door Construction.6. Electrical Considerations.7. HVAC Design Concepts.8. Room Testing.9. Room Treatments.10. Putting It All Together.11. Myths and Legends.12. Codes, Permits, and Special Needs.