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Mixing, Recording, and Producing Techniques of the Pros, Second Edition by Rick Clark

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Chapter 5. Creative Production and Recording

Sometimes it is so easy to get in a rut and do what you know is going to produce predictable results. The elements of having too little time and relying on habitual recording methods, compounded with the ease of all manner of samplers, MIDI devices, digital workstations, and so on, have made it easy to work without ever really feeling like you need to make a journey into the land of fearless experimentation.

In this book we’ll discuss compression, building mixes, and tuning rooms, as well as miking bass and brass. But this time, I decided to let a few bold souls share their less-than-correct methodologies in achieving desired production results. Some of the folks I approached were amused. Some wouldn’t ...

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