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The Art of Recording by William Moylan

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Listening and Evaluating Sound for the Audio Professional

People in the audio industry need to listen to and evaluate sound. Carefully evaluating sound, for one reason or another, is an integral part of most positions in the audio industry. Sound must be evaluated in all areas of audio production, manufacturing, and support. These areas are very diverse. They may be equipment performance or microphone placements, music mixes or the technical quality of a sequence of test tones, or any one of many other possibilities.

Sound is being evaluated by the audio professional in all these cases and more.

Saying “sound is central to audio” is obvious to the point of sounding trivial. It is equally ironic that the audio and music community has not ...

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