Chapter 4

Studios and acoustics





At the heart of most studios there is a dedicated acoustic environment within which sounds are created, then picked up by microphones. This space is designed or arranged to serve a particular purpose or function, with the layout, acoustics, treatments and furnishings that are required to achieve it. The studio may be used for radio, or for recordings (often of music), or for television. A film stage (not ‘film studio’, which is the whole organization) is dedicated to successive individual shots and has less electronic equipment, so although similar is somewhat simpler than the television studio. (Film and television re-recording theatres and MIDI-equipped ‘virtual’ studios, where acoustics play a lesser ...

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