Flashcards in Chapter 1 Deck (27)
What are the steps of the recording process?
1. Pre Production
2. Basic Tracking
4. Mix Down
What is pre production?
When you are preparing everything for the recording session such as practicing songs, writing songs, brainstorming and putting pieces together
What is basic tracking?
Recording all songs the first recordings
What is overdubbing?
Adding more vocals, sound effects pretty much anything added to the first recordings. Can be melodies or harmonies
What is mix down?
Editing sound levels and editing the songs to how they want them to sound
What is mastering?
Getting songs radio ready, make them louder, ready to play on any system
What is sequencing?
Putting the songs in order with proper spacing
What is manufacturing?
Getting the albums out to the public
What are the types of rooms in a studio?
What is the control room?
Where the engineer and producers work along with the console and other gear like protools and outboards
What is the isolation room?
It is a smaller room that helps separate instruments and singers
What is the machine room?
Where you place all the loud noisy gear and power supplies
What is the studio/tracking room?
Where the the musicians or artists work, sing, record
What are the types of studios?
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
What is a post/edit/mix studio?
It's only the control room, used for editing and mixing
What is a portable studio?
It is only inputs, monitor, and recorders
Who works in the studio?
Mix and master engineers
2nd engineer is the second set of hands for the engineer
Who are the artists?
They pay the bills and has the visions
Who are the engineers?
The people who set everything up also records everything
Who are the producers?
They manage the session, budget, and hire the talent
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
What are the types of sound treatment?
What are the types of bass traps?
What is a pressure zone?
Dense corner fill foam or other material
What is a function trap?
Cylinder absorbs low and reflects mid and highs