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For the ones with a deeper interest in the field of acoustics, here is a list of technical data, recommended articles, readings and links.

If you have questions, comments, and/or suggestions on any of the material available, please feel free to contact us.
All of the resources available on our site are free to download.

CUSTOM DIY PORTABLE BOOTH PLANS

The Booth plans you will receive has the following characteristics:

  • 67 pages of instructions, no less than 335 documents, layouts, and photos.
  • Exterior dimensions = 10′ 5 1/2″ X 8′ 1 1/2″ X 7′ 10 5/8″ (3187 mm X 2476 mm X 2404 mm)
  • Interior dimensions = 9′ 5″ X 7′ 1″ X 6′ 9 1/2″ (2870 mm X 2159 mm X 2070 mm).
  • The floating floor isolates down to at least 48 Hz and is effective against rumble and structure-borne noise
  • The walls of this booth will have ‘at least’ STC-58.(much more if the room that this booth is in already has at least 30 dB isolation from the outside world)

Price: $100

TO ORDER:
When you order, please notate in the comments  “Portable Booth Plans” your email address. I will send you a folder link on Dropbox for all the documents.

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DIY Mixing/Mastering DESK Plans

The entire desk is an Air-Transparent Diffusor which renders the desk accoustically near invisible. The Desk plans you will receive have the following characteristics:

  • xx pages of instructions, no less than 335 documents, layouts, and photos.
  • Dimensions = 10′ 5 1/2″ X 8′ 1 1/2″ X 7′ 10 5/8″ (3187 mm X 2476 mm X 2404 mm)

Price: $100

TO ORDER:
When you order, please notate in the comments which desk ans your email address. I will send you a folder link on Dropbox for all the documents.

BY CRYPTOCURRENCY:
Use the QR code and enter $100.00 USD

We hope that the information provided will encourage experimentation and an increased interest in the field of acoustics. Here are list of articles to read before starting your project:

ARTICLES BY Ron Sauro – NWAA labs.com

Welcome to John Brandt

a short introduction of the services we offer and our design philosophy:

About Room Acoustics

from small home studios to professional music facilities, these videos can give you a quick idea what is involved:

ELECTRONICS

a series on how to build a studio grade microphone (1-10 parts):

INTERVIEWS

John in interview with other professionals, bloggers or musicians:

COMING SOON

“Recording Studios and Other Acoustic Spaces” by John H. Brandt & Ron Sauro

This book gives you an insight on the history of music recording studios and guides you step-by-step on how to successfully transform a room in your house into a beginner studio, without compromising on sound quality. We cover the all important mixing room, booths, isolation, and of course, acoustics. We also show you how to build your own traps, diffusors, studio doors and windows. Speakers, wiring, and ventilation are also covered in this all-in-one guide.

The subjects covered (so far) are listed in the Table Of Contents below.
The book is due to be finished editing very soon and will be a Hard-Cover A3 size landscape book of about 500 pages. The book will sell for about $300 to $350 USD and contain coded access to online material.
A pdf version is not planned.

1. Acoustic Myths and Misconceptions
2. DIY design is a Bad Idea
3. Building Isolation – (sound-proofing)
2.1 Base Noise Levels – Reference
2.2 Doors
2.3 Windows
2.4 Floating Floors
3. Control Rooms – The Heart of the Studio
3.1 Room Ratios
3.2 Room Shapes
3.3 Control Room Acoustics
3.4 Design Considerations – It’s Physics!
3.5 Problem Equipment and Furniture
4. Tracking Rooms
4.1 Room Ratios and Shapes for Tracking Music and Voice
4.2 Music Studio Isolation Needs
4.3 Tracking Room Acoustics
5. Music Recording Booths
6. Voice-over Booths
6.1 Size and Shapes
6.2 Acoustic Control
7. Foley and ADR
8. Room Treatment Designs
8.1 Broadband Absorption
8.2 Broadband Absorption with Slats
8.3 Helmholtz resonators
8.4 Membrane Absorbers
8.5 Diffsorbers
8.6 Diffusors
8.7 Gas Flow Resistivity Testing
8.8 Absorption Coefficients
9. Speakers
9.1 Flush-Mounting
9.1a Hard Flush-Mounting
9.1b Soft Flush-Mounting
9.2 Mid-Field Speakers
9.3 Near-Field Speakers
9.4 Sub-Woofers
10. Electrical Wiring and Grounding
10.1 Safety First!
10.2 Zero-Loop Area Wiring
10.3 Eliminating Noise Injection/Pickup
11. Audio and Low-Voltage Wiring
11.1 Impedance Balancing
11.2 Speaker Wiring
11.3 The Systematic Approach
12. Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning
12.1 Isolation
13. Day-Lighting
14. Recording Studio Designs (PLANS!)
14.1 Bedroom Studio (PLANS!)
14.2 Basement Studio (PLANS!)
14.3 Detached Home Studio (PLANS!)
14.4 Professional Recording Facility (PLANS!)

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