CHAPTER 1Introduction to Acoustics

Acoustics can seem like such a basic thing that you don’t need to worry about it, or it can be so confusing that the thought of dealing with it keeps you up at night. The next few chapters cover acoustics issues related to the home recording studio on a broad introductory level. The goal is to give you a solid, basic understanding of how sound functions, what common problems occur, and how to remedy those problems. If you want to learn more detailed information about acoustics, there are many wonderful complete books on the topic. These chapters take you to the level of knowledge of most professional recording engineers (users, not designers of studios). All this information will prove useful in understanding ...

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