Master Handbook of Acoustics – F. Alton Everest
Recording Environment Acoustics.
That is what this book is about. I trust this information because it is trusted by the people that recommended it to me but it is not for the faint of heart. Nor is it a cookie cutter type solution. Mr. Everest is celebrated by people who know acoustics.That means you are going to have to look into this large 450+ page book and learn some math!
You may have to read Master Handbook of Acoustics more then once, let’s face it, you will HAVE to read it more than once.The trade of acoustics has taken a beating over the past decade simply because very well intentioned people have tried to dumb it down to be able to make a very complicated subject accessible to society at large. It doesn’t work that way and it will never be that easy.
But, in your favor, in the time it takes you to completely mess a recording room up acoustically from lack of knowledge, you could read this book twice and get the room right.
So buy it, read it twice and get the sound you have been thinking was only available to the smart guys. A quality sound room can be yours, for a song.