Chapter Three

The Studio Setup


The best recordings come from properly designed spaces. Before anything is loaded into the room, before any equipment setup begins, you must determine the best ways to take advantage of the recording space. Some studios have dead areas and live areas, each with their individual functions. Some studios have adjustable wall panels that can liven or deaden areas of the room. As you learn the studio’s live and dead areas, you can better decide to, for example, record horns in a live area of the room and record an intimate acoustic guitar in a less live area.

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