When we make a recording, in effect we’re actually capturing and storing sound into a memory media so that an original event or generated signal can be re-created at a later date. If we start with the idea that sound is actually a concept that corresponds to the brain’s perception and interpretation of a physical auditory stimulus, the study of sound can be divided into four areas:
■ The basics of sound
■ The characteristics of the ear
■ How the ear is stimulated by sound
■ The psychoacoustics of hearing
Before we delve into the basics of the nature of sound and hearing, however, let’s take a moment to look at an important concept that’s central to music, sound, electronics and the art of sound recording: ...