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The Art of Recording by William Moylan

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Foreword

Nowhere within the mystery of creation is the concept of infinity more closely demonstrated than in the human response to sound.

Sounds barely audible in the quiet solitude of a forest glade contain information about direction, height, distance, and character, which unconsciously provide awareness of our surroundings.

Sounds as you step into a great cathedral, hearing nearby soft footfalls on ancient flag stones, the singing of a distant choir provides clues of distance and perspective, and even invite sharing of mood.

Sounds in a concert hall, an office, a bathroom or a recording studio; each sound has its own message prompting our response.

Blindfold, the smallest sample provides amazing awareness of our environment.

The way sound ...

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