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Music Production: Recording by Carlos Lellis

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THE CONTROL ROOM SET-UP

As one or more members of the recording team setup the performance space or live room for a session, someone (commonly the main engineer) should be responsible for the preparing and running of the equipment in the control room, i.e. although on occasion individuals may be required to run sessions on their own, approaching all tasks sequentially, under ideal circumstances at least two people should work simultaneously for the purpose of tracking.

As we have seen, certain procedures can be carried out well in advance to the arrival of the musicians to the studio, e.g. testing, calibration, DAW file creation, etc., so when the performers are ready to play, recordists should be fully prepared for sound check. This should ...

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