Auralex Acoustics

Auralex Acoustics

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Master Handbook of Acoustics

Hands down, the most "bang for your buck" book on this list. It covers all the facets of acoustics in easy to understand terms. Some technical and mathematical concepts are discussed in detail, but all in all this a great reference for people looking to better understand room acoustics.

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Acoustic Design for the Home Studio

With the advances in digital technology, musicians can now produce their own music at home. Over the years the gear has gotten much better, and musicians have learned a great deal about recording. So why do so many musicians and engineers have difficulty getting truly professional-sounding results? One reason? Acoustics. If the room you're working in has poor acoustics, it will be extremely difficult -- if not impossible -- to produce excellent results.

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Sound Recording Advice

Besides covering acoustics in very readable detail, this book is geared towards the do-it-yourselfers. Example studio equipment setups are given for various budgets and there are literally hundreds of great Internet references. This book should be within reaching distance in your studio at all times!

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Modern Recording Techniques

Mr. Huber is very well known for his easy-to-read primers on studios, recording, MIDI, etc. This book is no exception. Sections cover the gamut from miking techniques to room acoustics. A great read!

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Studio Monitoring Design: A Personal View

Almost everyone that works for Auralex is required to read the Control Room acoustics sections of this book. Mr. Newell's discussions of "Hidley" rooms and neutral Control Room acoustics are fantastic. Also, this book is a great resource for amateur (and professional) studio loudspeaker builders.

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Recording Spaces

Another Newell classic. The discussions on "natural" live rooms and the case studies cited throughout are very helpful and insightful.

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Project Studios: A More Professional Approach

This book goes into a lot of detail on how the "Project" studio is currently being redefined. Lots of informative discussions on acoustics, cabling, pro vs. consumer equipment, etc. It seems like anything Mr. Newell writes is destined to be a classic!

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Sound Sytem Engineering

With this book, we're really getting into the "heavies." Definitely not for the "mathematically challenged." However, if you are a systems designer, installer or work quite a bit with different (large and small) room/loudspeaker interface problems, this book is your bible.

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Handbook for Sound Engineers, Third Edition

Again, this book is definitely more technical, more "textbook." At a whopping 1,553 pages, it is definitely not "light" reading. With contributions from many audio industry experts (including former Auralex Chief Engineer, Jeff Szymanski), this is the book to read to understand everything about everything in the audio world.

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