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Recording Studio Design, 4th Edition by Philip Newell

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Chapter 8

Room Combinations and Operational Considerations

[Juxtaposition of different working areas. Choice of appropriate acoustic spaces. Door and window isolation. Multiple glazing considerations. Modal control of small rooms. Special recording techniques.]

As has no doubt become clear by now, no one room can perform all the functions which may be required for recording the whole range of probable musical performances. The large, variable room is perhaps the best option if money and space allow one to be built, but even the best such room can never mimic the performance of a good, small live room, or a good stone room; at least not without absurd complexity of structure and mechanisms. We should now, therefore, consider how we could ...

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