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Music Production: Recording by Carlos Lellis

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THE SOUND-CHECK

The sound-check stage of recording sessions requires great focus from the production team and ideally only those directly involved in the process should be present in the studio. At this point any distractions can have serious consequences and delay production considerably. The following are notes that may help streamline/optimise the sound evaluation procedure. During sound-check:

•    All mobile phones must be switched off and not simply set on ‘silent’ or ‘vibrate’ mode (use ‘airplane’ mode as an alternative).

•    The recording environment should ideally be free of still and video cameras, as all efforts and attention should be dedicated to the appraisal and optimising of sound (filming commonly inhibits the production ...

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