on 11 March 2001
The book covers all aspects of setting up a home studio from sound proofing/absorption to the chose of equipment and cabling.
The degree and depth of information is more than adequate for any studio related general query.
The plans for building items for the studio are a good idea and starting block, as its usually a lot cheaper to build rack mounts than buy them (from a strapped for cash point of view)
Diagrams are nice but it would be great with a bit of colour especially for the cabling section.
The only major drawback is the microphone section. I feel that the book would be better if Mr. Mellor expanded this section and included the various mics used section for recording drums/guitars and acoustic instruments.
Apart from that it's a good informative read.
on 4 August 1999
When I bought this book, the title "How to Set Up a Home Recording Studio" led me to believe that this is what it would tell me how to do. It does tell you how to set up the room, what furniture to buy etc., but very little is mentioned about the equipment. It also assumes a lot of previous knowledge in some places and yet explains the very basics in others. An average buy.