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Recording Studio Design by Philip Newell

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Chapter 22

Human factors

Needs of different personalities. Human expectations and fulfilment. Perceptual differences.

When designing recording studios, what must always be borne in mind is that the studios exist to capture artistic performances, and anything that the studios can positively contribute to those performances is desirable. The recording equipment is a product of the technology, which is in turn a result of the application of the relevant sciences. What makes studio design so fascinating is that it involves art, technology and science in such a way that they can harmonise to produce fabulous music. In the final analysis, however, it will be the subjective assessment of a recording studio, and of the recordings and mixes that it ...

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