Sound Recording Advice
Review by Steven R. Rochlin
Here we have two great educational books i feel are excellent! While Building Pro Audio Loudspeaker Enclosures by Jeffrey A. Forsburg will be of interest for those of you DIY folks whole find joy in designing and building your own loudspeakers, Sound Recording Advice For the Home Recording Studio by John J. Volanski covers many facets that concern not just recording studios. This book has good information on various recording formats (CD, DAT, reel-to-reel, etc.) power distribution, cabling, and also basic system recommendations and much more. While the system recommendations are for recording studio owners, the chapters concerning studio layout and modifying equipment should more than make up for the content that may not be directly gears towards high-end home audio reproduction. Furthermore, this book will give a good glimpse to those who are not familiar with the techniques in capturing and recording sound.
Building Pro Audio Loudspeaker Enclosures by Jeffrey A. Forsburg includes a CD-Rom packed with everything from computer aided design (CAD) loudspeaker (in .dwg format) to audio terminology, conversion tables and formulas, a list of parts supplies and much more. In my opinion, both the amateur and semi-pro loudspeaker designer will gain from the knowledge within this book. Single-ended tube audio lovers will especially fins many of the projects very useful. Fact is, many pro audio loudspeakers employed at concerts use horn-loaded designs to achieve both high-sensitive and high output levels. While no single book, including both mentioned here, should be considered the end-all be-all, they each represent a solid foundation in their own realm. Of course in the end what really matters is that you...
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Sound Recording Advice For the Home Recording Studio