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Recording Tips for Engineers, 3rd Edition by Tim Crich

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CHAPTER 9 Starting Points

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Whether you are recording to analog or digital, the incoming signals will be routed, recorded, and monitored using the same process. The style of music, the artist, time restraints, and the tracks available will all determine how many tracks will be used for basics, overdubs, and vocals.

Track Layout

Determine which tracks get higher priority. For example, if the primary artist is a drummer, don't scrimp on the drum tracks. If the artist is primarily a pianist, record the piano in stereo rather than mono.

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