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Recording and Producing Audio for Media by Stanley R. Alten

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Preface

Advances in audio production continue at an accelerated rate. One of the main purposes of this book is to deal with the interdependent and blurring relationship between technique and technology while remembering that technology serves art; it is the means to the end, not the end in itself.

Most of the basic considerations that relate to aural perception, aesthetics, operations, production know-how, and the qualities that go into good sound remain fundamental. It is undeniable that technology has helped make production more accessible, more efficient, and generally less expensive and has facilitated the production of extremely high-quality sound. But a production’s ultimate success is due to human creativity, vision, and “ears.” As Ham Brosius, ...

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