Appendix AThe Science of Bouncing

Bouncing is the process of recording the mix or a submix (i.e., a stem). This lets us free up the resources used for the bounced mix. For example, after mixing eight tracks of drums in an analog studio, we can bounce the drum mix onto a stereo track, then play the stereo track instead of the original raw tracks, and use any compressors, equalizers, reverbs or other tools that were used for the drum mix.

With a console-based setup (Figure A.1) this can be done to free up channels on the desk; for example, in a situation where a digital multitrack recorder is used and there are more tracks available on the recorder than channels on the desk. Sometimes, we want more than one track to be processed using the same ...

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