From one of the world's leading authorities on acoustics and studio design comes this comprehensive guide to designing and constructing a world-class recording space on any budget! Building a Recording Studio includes everything from the principles behind acoustical design to tips on choosing the right construction materials. Author Jeff Cooper, who has designed studios for George Lucas and Steven Spielberg, guides you through all the relevant aspects of the process in an easy-to-understand and thorough style. Whether you want to build a new studio space or just soundproof an existing room, this book is the place to start! Jeff Cooper is one of the world's leading authorities on studio design and construction. After earning four degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he started Jeff Cooper Architects in 1976. As head of his firm, Cooper has been an acoustical consultant and architect for some of the most state-of-the-art studios ever constructed. Cooper's clients have included Polygram, Capitol, EMI Records, MCA Universal, and Warner Bros., as well as Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, and Francis Ford Coppola.