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National Association of Broadcasters Engineering Handbook, 11th Edition by Garrison C. Cavell

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Chapter4.2

Planning a Radio Studio or Audio Production Facility

Stephen Poole, CBRE-AMD

Market Chief Engineer, Crawford Broadcasting Company

Birmingham, AL

Introduction

The material in this chapter has been substantially revised for this edition of the NAB Engineering Handbook. While the technology embedded in a radio studio has undergone a radical change, other fundamental aspects to audio studio design remain the same. No matter the technology utilized, a room designed for audio production will need sound absorption to tame unwanted reflections. The walls, ceiling and flooring must attenuate outside noises. There will be audio consoles, microphones and loudspeakers (and engineers will doubtless continue to argue the merits of different brands). ...

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