Chapter 1

General requirements and common errors

This chapter lays out the fundamental requirements of premises for professional recording purposes, including: common underestimation of need for good isolation; avoidance of disturbance from plant and equipment noises; influence of location on isolation requirements; considerations of artistic needs; control room monitoring basics; types of buildings to avoid; and the need for adequate space and building strength.

1.1 The general requirements

Some of the things that set a professional recording studio apart from a personal studio are listed below:

1  The ability to work during the chosen hours of use (in many cases 24 hours per day) without disturbing, or being disturbed by, anything or anybody ...

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