Odds and Ends: Making Recordings, the Sound Check, and Teaching Music

Making Professional Recordings

Recorded music is the ultimate product in our industry next to concert performances. Musicians work painstakingly to produce excellent recordings, whether to use as professional demos, for downloads, on CDs, for streaming, in music videos, to add to visual media, or to register and document their music.

The highly technical fields of music production and engineering draw on science and art to produce artistically successful and high-quality recordings. Musicians should learn all they can about the recording process, so they can create professional-level recordings. With a laptop and some good software, it’s possible to produce them ...

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