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Recording Studio Design, 4th Edition by Philip Newell

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Introduction

The development of sound recording studios advanced steadily from the 1920s to the end of the 1970s, almost entirely in the hands of trained professionals. By 1980, the professional studios had achieved a very high degree of sophistication, financed by a recording industry which drew its money principally from the record, film and advertising industries. These client-industries were themselves mainly professional industries, and were accustomed to paying professional prices for professional services.

By the late 1980s, much less expensive recording equipment of ‘acceptable’ quality (at least on the face of it) became available on an increasing scale, and the imminent arrival of domestic/semi-professional digital recording ...

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