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Recording and Producing Audio for Media by Stanley R. Alten

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Chapter 9. Sound and the Speaking Voice

The production chain generally begins with the performer—announcer, disc jockey, newscaster, narrator, actor, interviewer/interviewee, and so on. How that speech is handled depends on four factors: the type of program or production—disc jockey, news, commercial, documentary, audiobook, drama, and so on; whether it is produced on radio or, as in the case of film and television, using the single- or multicamera technique; whether it is done in the studio or in the field; and whether it is live, live-to-recording,[1] or produced for later release. Before covering the techniques specific to those applications, it is worthwhile to provide an overview of sound and the speaking voice.

Frequency Range

The frequency ...

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