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Recording Spaces by Philip Newell

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Chapter 2

Neutral rooms

Historically, recording studios, and by the word ‘studios’ I mean the recording spaces as opposed to the control rooms, have been relatively neutral environments. This has been partly due to past recording studios having to cater for a wide range of recordings. Too much bias towards the needs of one specific type of music could lead to a restriction in the amount of work available for a studio, and, furthermore, it was generally held that the responsibility for the production of the sound to be recorded was within the domain of the musicians. The function of the recording studio was seen as being to record the sounds which the musicians produced, as faithfully as possible. The days of a somewhat more creative side to the ...

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