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What are the steps of the recording process?

1. Pre Production
2. Basic Tracking
3. Overdubbing
4. Mix Down
5. Mastering
6. Sequence
7. Manufacture

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What is pre production?

When you are preparing everything for the recording session such as practicing songs, writing songs, brainstorming and putting pieces together

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What is basic tracking?

Recording all songs the first recordings

3

What is overdubbing?

Adding more vocals, sound effects pretty much anything added to the first recordings. Can be melodies or harmonies

4

What is mix down?

Editing sound levels and editing the songs to how they want them to sound

5

What is mastering?

Getting songs radio ready, make them louder, ready to play on any system

6

What is sequencing?

Putting the songs in order with proper spacing

7

What is manufacturing?

Getting the albums out to the public

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What are the types of rooms in a studio?

Control room
Isolation room
Studio room
Machine room

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What is the control room?

Where the engineer and producers work along with the console and other gear like protools and outboards

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What is the isolation room?

It is a smaller room that helps separate instruments and singers

11

What is the machine room?

Where you place all the loud noisy gear and power supplies

12

What is the studio/tracking room?

Where the the musicians or artists work, sing, record

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What are the types of studios?

Project studio
Post/edit/mix studio
Professional studio
Portable studio

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What is a project studio?

Just has enough room for the control room and an isolation booth. Can only run 1 or 2 sources at a time

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What is a post/edit/mix studio?

It's only the control room, used for editing and mixing

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What is a portable studio?

It is only inputs, monitor, and recorders

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Who works in the studio?

Artists
Producers
Engineers
Mix and master engineers
2nd engineer is the second set of hands for the engineer

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Who are the artists?

They pay the bills and has the visions

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Who are the engineers?

The people who set everything up also records everything

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Who are the producers?

They manage the session, budget, and hire the talent

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What is the difference between acoustic isolation and acoustic separation?

Isolation is keeping the sounds inside in and sounds outside out
Separation is preventing bleed

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What are the types of sound treatment?

Absorb
Diffuser
Bass traps
Gobos

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What are the types of bass traps?

Pressure zones
Functional zones
1/4 wavelength

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What is a pressure zone?

Dense corner fill foam or other material

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What is a function trap?

Cylinder absorbs low and reflects mid and highs

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What is a 1/4 wavelength?

Hole in the wall, floor, ceiling
Depth is 1/4 of the room modes wavelength