Chapter One

The Recording Engineer


In session, the recording engineer is responsible for keeping the session running smoothly, including understanding how all the gear works, setting up the control room, choosing the microphones, organizing the signal flow, choosing the track layout, getting the sounds, and pressing record. Good sounds or bad, the buck stops with the recording engineer.

Becoming a Better Recording Engineer

  • Praise the lowered. There is nothing as important as your hearing. Your ears are like diamonds: once they are gone, they are gone. Working at lower volume levels will result in accurate sounds, and ear fatigue will be minimized. ...

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