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The Microphone Book, 2nd Edition by John Eargle

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CHAPTER 14

STUDIO RECORDING TECHNIQUES

INTRODUCTION

Most recordings of commercial music originate not in traditional performance venues but in professional recording studios. Most studios used for pop and rock recording are large enough to accommodate no more than 12 to 20 musicians comfortably, and only in large metropolitan centers will we find large sound stage environments that can accommodate a 50- to 75-piece orchestra. For the most part, microphone placement in these studios is much closer to the instruments than is usual in classical recording, and there is much more usage of accent microphones. In virtually all cases there will be extensive use of multitrack recording, which allows for greater flexibility in postproduction.

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