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

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Key Components of a Production Room

It will be helpful for us to understand the various types of equipment available to us as we work with audio. We will go into more detail about all of these bits of gear as we move forward. First, an overview of how these different pieces of equipment operate and interface is in order. Energy is regularly converted from one form to another in a production room in order to perform the operations we discussed in the last section. These tasks are performed by microphones, tape recorders, hard drives, and speakers, all of which contain transducers. A transducer is a device that changes energy from one form to another, the same way a light bulb changes electrical energy into light and heat, or how a computer keyboard ...

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