RA The Book

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RA:The Book - The Recording Architecture Book of Studio Design was first published as a single, hardcover volume in 2011 and which has sold in over fifty countries to critical acclaim. A necessarily large format dictated by the detailed drawings it contained, RA:The Book was unavoidably heavy and costly to produce and ship. This iBook version is the first of three stand alone volumes which will hopefully make this essential guide to recording studio design more accessible. It includes a new introduction with previously unavailable photographs. The following description is for the original hardcover: Established by Roger D'Arcy and Hugh Flynn on April 1st 1987 Recording Architecture has risen to become one of the premier recording studio design companies in the world. First Commissioned by ex Def Leppard guitarist Pete Willis for Blue Room studios In Sheffield swiftly followed by projects such as Hulgrave Hall, for composer Keith Hopwood the company has grown to design key installations around the world. Now for the first time they will be publishing a history of these ground breaking designs covering all aspects of architectural, acoustic and interior design of these studios and spaces specifically related to sound on a project by project basis. In a Career spanning Three decades Recording Architecture has virtually unrivalled experience in the design of studios which range in size and purpose from classical orchestral, residential, mixing, mastering, post production, film dubbing, video editing and rehearsal studios over 40 countries worldwide. Stating his desire to expand awareness with the new book Roger D Arcy states Over the years, and perhaps surprisingly, the only available books on recording studio design seem to have been written by individuals with little or no qualified background in Architecture or design in the field - we are trying show the detailed architectural/acoustic input behind a successful design with each studio study showing drawings in large format . This is not a theoretical guide but a detailed presentation of tried and tested techniques as applied to real, built projects in many of the case studies, the actual drawings issued for construction are reproduced. The examples illustrate not only what we think should be done but what was in fact physically (and successfully) implemented in a wide variety of situations from small, private project studios to large, commercial land mark studios such as Lansdowne and CTS. Examples range in scope from individual spaces and rooms to multi studio facilities and cover the two principal strands of recording and mixing: MUSIC studios recording (tracking), mixing and mastering (including cutting) project to orchestral in scale examples have been taken from the private, commercial and educational sectors. POST PRODUCTION studios voice over (dubbing), FX recording ( Foley ), film mix studios (dubbing theatres) from small voice over studios for TV to large Dolby Premier Certified film mix theatres. Contents include hundreds of photographs together with detailed plans and construction drawings - including comprehensive specifications of materials and techniques - showing exactly how these environments were created.

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Established by Roger D'Arcy and Hugh Flynn on April 1st 1987 Recording Architecture has risen to become to become one of the premier recording studio design companies in the world. First Commissioned by ex Def Leppard guitarist Pete Willis for Blue Room studios In Sheffield swiftly followed by projects such as Hulgrave Hall, for composer Keith Hopwood the company has grown to design key installations around the world. Now for the first time they will be publishing a history of these ground breaking designs covering all aspects of architectural, acoustic and interior design as well as the spaces specifically related to sound –on a project by project basis. In a Career spanning Three decades Recording Architecture has virtually unrivalled experience in the design of studios which range in size and purpose from classical orchestral, residential, mixing, mastering, post production, film dubbing, video editing and rehearsal studios over 40 countries worldwide. Stating his desire to expand awareness with the new book Roger D’Arcy states “Over the years, and perhaps surprisingly, the only available books on recording studio design seem to have been written by individuals with little or no qualified background in Architecture or design in the field, we are trying show the aesthetic and the science behind a successful design with each studio study showing drawings in large format “. This is not a theoretical guide but a detailed presentation of tried and tested techniques as applied to real, built projects – in many of the case studies, the actual drawings issued for construction are reproduced. The examples illustrate not only what we think should be done but what was in fact physically (and successfully) implemented in a wide variety of situations – from small, private project studios to large, commercial land mark studios such as Lansdowne and CTS. Examples range in scope from individual spaces and rooms to multi studio facilities and cover the two principal strands of recording and mixing: MUSIC studios – recording (tracking), mixing and mastering (including cutting) – project to orchestral in scale – examples have been taken from the private, commercial and educational sectors. POST PRODUCTION studios – voice over (dubbing), FX recording (“Foley”), film mix studios (dubbing theatres) – from small voice over studios for TV to large Dolby Premier Certified film mix theatres. Contents include hundreds of photographs together with detailed plans and construction drawings - including comprehensive specifications of materials and techniques - showing exactly how these environments were created. The Book is written and compiled by Recording Architecture’s founding directors, Roger D’Arcy (acoustic and architectural design) and Hugh Flynn (building technology) and features the photography of Neil Waving who has been photographing RA`s studios for over 23 years.

Reviews

Frank Sieben, Germany 

These images and drawings you reveal in your book are amazing! I couldn't stop diving into it until I fell asleep. Amazing! I really do hope the book is going well! We are BIG fans! It's magical. Shailesh Pareb Cineom Broadcast India I was amazed with the design of the book..... a wonderful experience and a great encyclopedia for a technical person like me and I hope people around the globe. Ben Lilly ATC Loudspeakers UK Fantastic job.....Stayed up till 1:30am last night reading it. We'll have four more. Sorry we didn't buy some earlier. Mike Huntley-Lewis. (Mechanical Engineer &... - See all my reviews This review is from: RA: The Book - the Recording Architecture Book of Studio Design (Hardcover) This book is a Master class for designers and makers in any field. Form and function, style and content and not least, beauty, seamlessly bonded together over a twenty-four year trajectory and driven by ruthless clarity of technical purpose. (Not to mention the amount of sheer physical graft.) This book says to us all YOU can do it. Next time inspiration flags I'll know where to turn. Magnificent. Thank you RA. By ERIKA LONGSTAFF - See all my reviews This review is from: RA: The Book - the Recording Architecture Book of Studio Design (Hardcover) A beautifully illustrated and detailed state of the art volume of Recording Architecture's last 20 years of work and achievements in studio design in the music industry since the Company's inception in 1987 Recording Architecture's ethos is firmly committed to an architectural aesthetic without losing sight of acoustic and engineering requirements of their client base The Book contains many working drawings and illustrations, technical data and stunning photographs from the earliest conceived ideas right through to realisation and installation of the final end product. A seminal work containing considered and interesting input from Roger D’Arcy and other professionals within the industry A must have for any serious student of studio architecture and acoustic engineering and it is also a fascinating insight into the world of studio design for the layman 5.0 out of 5 stars How to do it, from the people who actually did it! 4 Nov 2011 By Clive England - See all my reviews

Author Biography

Established by Roger D'Arcy and Hugh Flynn on April 1st 1987 Recording Architecture has risen to become one of the premier recording studio design companies in the world. First Commissioned by ex Def Leppard guitarist Pete Willis for Blue Room studios In Sheffield swiftly followed by projects such as Hulgrave Hall, for composer Keith Hopwood the company has grown to design key installations around the world. 

Bibliographic Information
  • Pub date: February 2015
  • English
  • 9781909908918
  • Paperback
  • Primary Price: 139 GBP
  • Pages: 298
  • M-Y Books
  • Readership: Professional and Scholarly
  • Publish State: Published
  • Edition: First
  • Dimensions: 240 x 140 cm
  • Illustration: Coloured illustrations throughout