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Music Technology Workbook by Steven Gurevitz, Paul Middleton

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7Audio

The recording process

The actual process of recording music can be broken down into several different stages regardless of the type of equipment being used. Before you start it is essential that you understand what needs to be achieved within each stage and allocate enough time to it. Note that, depending on the type of recording method you choose, you may find several stages naturally combine together.

• Preparation

• Recording

• Overdubbing

• Editing

• Mixing

• Mastering

• CD.

Preparation

You first need to establish whether the music or performance is at a suitable standard to actually be recorded. This can be a personal decision, but can usually be achieved by listening to a rehearsal of the performance or by listening to a demo tape. ...

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