Popular Recording and Production
Popular music embraces a wide variety of styles, and recording approaches can range from the simplest stereo pickups to complex multi-microphone arrays in recording large studio orchestras and rock groups. The one factor in common to most pop recording is the general reliance on the engineer’s and producer’s taste in creating a sonic texture quite apart from that which may exist naturally. That is to say, the creation of a stereo stage, at the hands of the recording engineer, is more important than the simple recreation of an acoustical stereo stage. But there are certain values which grow out of the acoustical experience per se, and it is important that the recording engineer whose main interest may be popular music understand the techniques discussed in Chapter 22.
KeywordsReturn Level Stereo Pair Popular Music Reverberation Time String Instrument
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