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Secrets of Recording by Lorne Bregitzer

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INTRODUCTION TO TIMING CORRECTION

Correcting the timing of a piece of music, whether it be the drums, percussion, or merely tightening up doubled vocal parts, is one of the most important things that can be done to improve the quality of a recording. If faced with the choice of having a track be out of pitch or out of time in a recording, it is less appealing to the ear to have something out of time. Having parts that are out of time denotes a sloppiness to the performance, which translates to a sloppy recording. The ear is generally more forgiving to pitch, within reason, than timing.

In the world of editing tracks visually, it becomes easy to ...

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