The Aesthetic and Artistic Elements of Sound in Audio Recordings

The audio recording process has given the creative artist the tools to very finely shape perceived sound (the perceived parameters of sound) through a direct control of the physical dimensions of sound. This control of sound is well beyond that which was available to composers and performers before the presence of modern recording technology. This controlling of sound in new ways has led to new artistic elements in music, and has led to a redefinition of the musician, to new characteristics of sound, and to new dimensions in music. While our discussion is focused on musical applications, it should be remembered that all aspects of these artistic elements of music also function ...

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