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Home Studio Setup

Everything You Need to Know from Equipment to Acoustics

By Ben Harris

  1. ISBN: 9780240811345
  2. Publication Date: January 2009
  3. Format: Paperback
  4. Pages: 200
  5. Price:
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    • £17.99 (GBP)
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Description

Whether you have a ton of equipment or just the basic gear, this book offers details on all you need to know about getting great sound from a project studio. In three parts, Harris walks you through acoustics, equipment, and recording techniques. Including the basics of acoustic treatment and techniques to solve problems specific to your room, Home Studio Setup offers explanations and information on equipment, how to record, and how to create a great mix. In no time, this valuable resource will have you recording and producing great music in your very own studio.

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Contents

Acoustics
Chapter 1: Acoustics Basics
Fundamentals of Acoustics
The two types of acoustic treatment
Chapter 2: Planning
Programming
Making the most out of your room
Chapter 3: Construction
Basic construction tips and tricks
Common Problems and Solutions

Equipment
Chapter 4: Computers and Recorders
DAW programs
Plug-ins
Software Synths and Samplers
Chapter 5: The Front End
Microphones
Microphone Preamps
Outboard Compressors and Equalizers
Analog to Digital Conversion
Chapter 6: Control and Monitoring
Mixing Consoles
Control Surfaces
Studio Monitors
Chapter 7: Equipment of the project studio
Furniture, Décor, and Ergonomics
Purchasing Suggestions

Recording Techniques
Chapter 8: Fundamentals
Basics of Sound
Analog and Digital Recording
MIDI
Signal Flow and Routing
Chapter 9: Tools
Microphones
Compression
Equalization
Time-Based Effects
Chapter 10: Bringing It All Together
Mixing
Mastering