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Modern Recording Techniques, Seventh Edition by David Miles Huber, Robert Runstein

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Chapter 3. Studio Acoustics and Design

The Audio Cyclopedia defines the term acoustics as “a science dealing with the production, effects and transmission of sound waves; the transmission of sound waves through various mediums, including reflection, refraction, diffraction, absorption and interference; the characteristics of auditoriums, theaters and studios, as well as their design.” We can see from this description that the proper acoustic design of music recording, project and audio-for-visual or broadcast studios is no simple matter. A wide range of complex variables and interrelationships often come into play in the creation of a successful acoustic and monitoring design. When designing or redesigning an acoustic space, the following basic ...

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