For RedTech’s RadioWeek 2023, RedTech contributor Blažo Guzina and Amazon are organizing a promotional 24-hour free download of his e-book “Acoustical Design of Broadcasting and Recording Studios: Requirements, Recommendations, Architectural Guidelines,” starting at 9 a.m. CET (8 a.m. GMT), on Thursday, Feb. 2.
Guzina is a retired acoustics engineer with 47 years of experience.
In the book, the introductory eight chapters deal with the rules of acoustical treatment of studios. This section covers basic phenomena such as reverberation, permissible noise levels, monitoring loudspeakers layout and psychoacoustics from the standpoint of an operator or performer within the studio. The book dedicates the following five chapters — Part 2 — to the recommendations for the acoustical design of studio facilities.
Unlike some international guidelines that expect a reader to derive technical data from diagrams and formulae, Guzina provides the reader with extracted, detailed data they can apply to various types of studios. Guzina explains how acoustical design starts with determining the geometrical shape and dimensions of an audio space, which helps to avoid unwanted sound phenomena at the outset, and spares the costs, and possible unfavorable outcomes, of unnecessary refurbishments.
You can find a link to the book here.