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The Science of Sound Recording by Jay Kadis

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INTRODUCTION

It is hard to believe that we have been able to record sounds for only a little over one hundred years. Those born after the digital revolution take the ability to make sound recordings entirely for granted. The widespread availability of inexpensive, high-quality recording equipment has greatly increased the number of audio recording practitioners. Although it is easy to get started, many soon discover that attaining the quality of recordings they expect is not as simple as sticking a microphone in front of an instrument and pressing the record button.

Many beginning audio devotees fail to consider the scientific principles behind the techniques professionals use to create the recordings they wish to duplicate. Long internships ...

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