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The Art of Recording by William Moylan

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The Elements of Sound and Audio Recording

Audio recording is the recording of sound. It is the act of capturing the physical dimensions of sound, then reproducing those dimensions either immediately or from a storage medium (magnetic, solid, electronic, digital), and thereby returning those dimensions to their physical, acoustic state. The process moves from physical sound, through the recording/reproduction chain, and back to physical sound.

The “art” in recording centers around the artistically sensitive application of the recording process. The recording process is being used to shape or create sound as an artistic statement (piece of music), or supporting artistic material. To be in control of crafting the artistic product, one must ...

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