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

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Chapter 24. Studio Design, Room Tuning, and Wiring

Great recordings have been made in situations where mics were thrown up with little consideration other than capturing the magic of the performance moment. Great mixes have happened in environments that were designed for anything but mixing. However, these are exceptions to the rule. Anyone who is serious about creating a recording facility with a rep for putting out consistently good sounds needs to have the tracking spaces and control room set up to enable the engineer and mixer to have the most control over the sound. The facility must also provide a level of security that allows the engineer and mixer to know that what they are hearing is an accurate reflection of the actual sonic character ...

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