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The Green Musician’s Guide: Sound Ideas for a Sound Planet by Jeff Touzeau

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Chapter 4. Sustainable Recording Studios

As more and more musicians, producers, engineers, and home recordists become more conscious of their carbon footprints, many are looking at how to create green recording studios or how to make their existing studios more efficient and eco-friendly. Although recording studios are not the worst culprit in emitting waste and CO2 (compared to jewel cases, for example), there are obvious considerations that can be taken into account with respect to design and construction, acoustic treatment, gear selection, and many other areas.

The recording studio represents the very first stage of your music’s overall lifecycle. By ensuring that the recording process is green, such as completing it from start to finish in ...

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