Understanding the Recording Process

In This Chapter

  • A short history of audio recording
  • The four eras of recorded music
  • The three parts of the recording process

Mixing is just one part—albeit a very important one—of the overall recording/production process. Before we get into the details of mixing, you need to know where mixing fits into the entire process—the better to understand how it works and why it’s important.

How Recording Has Changed Over the Years

Recording today is quite a bit different from what it was back when I was growing up in the 1960s and 1970s—or even just a few short years ago. The recording industry has progressed ...

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