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How to Build a Small Budget Recording Studio from Scratch 4/E, 4th Edition by Mike Shea

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CHAPTER 9Studio Built in a Residence

Building a studio and control room in the average modern single family dwelling presents major problems: thin walls, low ceilings, and limited floor area. In this case, however, the residence is not average. It has concrete floors, stone and brick walls, and ample headroom. Needless to say, it is located outside the United States. There are a number of lessons to be learned from this case, however, and the solutions to specific problems to be considered are quite applicable to other situations.

Floor Plan

The as found floor plan is shown in Fig. 9.1. Walls are either 17-inch thick stone or 10-inch thick brick or glass. The first two warm the acoustician’s heart but the last one is mentally placed high on the ...

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