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Music Engineering, 2nd Edition by Richard Brice

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12

Let’s Stick Together – Recording consoles

Introduction

This chapter is about recording consoles, the very heart of a recording studio. Like our own heart, whose action is felt everywhere in our own bodies, consideration of a recording console involves wide-ranging considerations of other elements within the studio system. These, too, are covered in this chapter.

In pop and rock music – as well as in most jazz recordings – each instrument is almost always recorded onto one track of multi-track tape and the result of the ‘mix’ of all the instruments combined together electrically inside the audio mixer and recorded onto a two-track, (stereo) master tape for production and archiving purposes. Similarly in the case of sound reinforcement for ...

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