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Home Recording Studio Build it Like the Pros Paperback – March 1, 2006
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It's a book that explains how professional recording studios are built - and then applies that knowledge and science (in a very readable format) to how it could be used to BUILD a home recording studio. Rod explains a lot of physics without using complex math and a lot of construction techniques without going over your head or boring you with technical step-by-step jargon.
To address some of the negative posts here - I think those readers were looking for a way to "build" a recording studio - without having to "build" anything. Even then - I think this book does a great job of addressing Acuostic treatement of rooms and such.
At any rate - it's a very thorough book that explains a lot in a very readable way.
Rod Gervais compliments the other books by bringing the topic up to date for the year 2006. While some of the construction tips are a bit expensive for a small (no) budget bedroom studio, he does show you how to build an nice mid level studio. Gervais, covers a lot of area from room isolation, air conditioning systems, even shows detailed step by step procedures for building a hypothetical basement studio. He also lists several suppliers like Auralex and Real Traps who offer many newer cost effective solutions for home studios, many of these suppliers were not around when some of the ealier acoustics books were written. He also links to his website and provides XLS files for calculating diffusor well sequences and other acoutic calculations.
Again no one book covers all things, still that is why I feel it important that you should read everyting you can on the subject. I also wish he'd go more in depth in how he built the new Power Station room (he could write another book on it). Still in IMHO a nice addition to any amateur studio builder's library.
The book does a superb job of taking a complex subject and presenting it in a way that the average person will be able to understand what he needs to know, and yet satisfy those who already understand more about the engineering involved.
For the guy wanting to build his own recording studio or practice room at home, and understand what he's doing, this book is perfect. It even gets into what NOT to do in order to make sure you avoid wasting your money on the wrong things. This book is a real time-saver to have all the information you need in one place, and have it explained so clearly. And with the brief but helpful warnings to the do-it-yourselfer about avoiding the risk of mold, fire, and structural collapse, it could even be a life-saver.
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This should be mandatory reading for anybody thinking about building a home studio or a home theater. Read morePublished 27 days ago by Mike R PE
This book does contain some useful ideas. However it's obvious the author does not have an engineering degree. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Geoff Lloyd
One of the best books on the market as it relates to home studio construction is Rod Gervais "Home Recording Studio: Build It Like the Pros". Read morePublished 6 months ago by Brien Holcombe
Fast shipping Great service.Would recommend all the way.Thank youPublished 7 months ago by djemel chergui
Very helpful book. It should make the process of building your home studio go much better.Published 13 months ago by Tracy C.
Very well written. Easy to understand, but still well in depth in my opinion. Inspiring! Highly recommended also for anyone interested in acoustics!Published 23 months ago by Daniel
I bought it to learn what to do to build my project studio. Doesn't matter if you don't start from scratch. Read morePublished on June 25, 2013 by Alfonso Priale