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Recording Studio Design by Philip Newell

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Chapter 13

Control rooms

Basic needs in control rooms. Special requirements of studio monitor systems. Differing control room philosophies. Flush mounted loudspeakers. Loudspeaker responses in the pressure zone. Problems in small rooms.

Although the function of almost all sound studio control rooms is to produce recordings (or live broadcasts) which will ultimately be heard in domestic rooms, there are other demands made of the monitoring systems and acoustics that lead to some very different solutions than the use of hi-fi loudspeakers in ‘standard’ listening rooms. Control room monitoring usually needs to be capable of a degree of resolution that will show up any errors in the proceedings to such an extent that the recording personnel will ...

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