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Sound Engineer's Pocket Book, 2nd Edition by Michael Talbot-Smith

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28  Radio Studio Facilities

General Purpose Studios

This category covers most on-air and preparation studies, news, interviews, presentation and announcement studios.

Layout. Figure 148 shows a typical small studio complex.

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Figure 148  Typical small studio complex

The sound lobbies are essential for providing acoustic separation between studio and control room.

Acoustics

A reverberation time of 0.4 to 0.5 is generally acceptable for this type of studio.

The Mixing Desk

Number of channels: often about eight for a small speech-only studio. 16–24 channels is more typical.

Important desk facilities include:

Prefade listen (PFL) on each channel or ...

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