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Shaping Sound in the Studio and Beyond: Audio Aesthetics and Technology by Gary Gottlieb

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1. Audio Aesthetics and Technology

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When sound is used in entertainment and media, it bridges the gap between aesthetics and technology. Whether on stage, in a recording studio, on film, on radio, or in a live venue with a band or orchestra playing, the person who is engineering or designing the sound should never be thought of as strictly a technician or strictly an artist. Indeed, if this person thinks of himself as solely a technician or solely a designer, he is likely to fall short in providing the audience or end user with the best possible sound, regardless of whether that sound is music, speech, sound ...

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