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The Science of Sound Recording by Jay Kadis

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CHAPTER TEN

Monitoring, Mixing, and Mastering

Contents

Monitoring

Loudspeaker Drivers

Speaker Cabinets

Loudspeaker–Room Interactions

Speaker Placement

Speaker Radiation Patterns

Listening Room Response

Mixing

Panning

Compression

Equalization

Time Delay Effects

Automation

Mastering

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Once recordings have been made, the task of creating a version optimized for listeners remains. For stereo recordings, this process may involve equalization and gain changes that allow the material to suit the medium intended for distribution, a process known as mastering. For multichannel recordings, the individual tracks must first be combined, or mixed, in order to create the desired output. Each track may be processed with spectral and/or dynamic ...

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