Capturing, Shaping, and Creating the Performance

With objectives clearly defined and a vision of the sound and content of the project, the music recording can now be most effectively accomplished.

The recordist will capture the performance through recording or tracking the musical parts and instrumentation, and will shape sound qualities and relationships of the performance through equipment selection and signal processing. The mixing process will continue the shaping of the performance and will result in the creation of the performance (that is the recording).

The actual act of recording sound begins here. The preliminary stages that were discussed in the previous chapter define the dimensions of the creative project and of the final ...

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