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Recording Tips for Engineers, 4th Edition by Tim Crich

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Chapter Eight

The Control Room Setup

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Control Room Preparation

  • Clean your room. A clean work environment shows that you are serious about your job. A messy space makes people more anxious, and if the place is a total wreck, clients think your tracks are the same way. No matter how much or how little clients are paying, they expect quality. Plus a clean work environment just helps with your headspace. It’s like wearing a new shirt.
  • Get lit. If at all possible, set proper lighting. Working under white lights or fluorescent lights can be draining in any work environment, but in the studio, people need a creative atmosphere. Get some colored light ...

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