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Recording and Producing Audio for Media by Stanley R. Alten

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Part I. Principles

“The engineer has the responsibility to make the audio sound good; the sound designer has the responsibility to make it sound interesting.” Anonymous

“I will always sacrifice a technical value for a production value.” Bruce Swedien, Sound Engineer/Producer

“You can see the picture, but you feel the sound. Sound can take something simple and make it extraordinary, and affect people in ways they don’t even realize.” Martin Bruestle, Producer, The Sopranos

“We’re invisible, until we are not there.” Mark Ulano, Production Recordist

Murphy’s Law of Recording: “Anything that can sound different, will.” Anonymous

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