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Recording Music on Location

By Bruce Bartlett, Jenny Bartlett

  1. ISBN: 9780240808918
  2. Publication Date: November 2006
  3. Format: Paperback
  4. Pages: 320
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    • £23.99 (GBP)
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Recording Music on Location provides an excellent array of information on all aspects of recording outside the confines of the studio. Whether recording in the local blues club or a in an orchestra hall Bartlett explains clearly how to achieve professional results. Describing the latest technological developments in portable digital multitrack recorders and high-quality mixers, this book emphasises that recording on location is becoming possible for everyone.
From planning on paper to the practical aspects of the set up, this book offers you expert advice on every stage of recording on location. Polish your skills for recording surround sound by following the written and audio examples of different miking techniques.
Packed with hints and tips on how to make location recording easier for you this book is a great reference for anyone planning to venture outside the studio.
The included audio CD demonstrates topics throughout the book.


The material is full of techniques that go from a session planning, according to each situation, to the description of the edition and mixing processes, going through fundamental aspects as microphone positioning to capture signals in mono or stereo with the highest grade of realism.-Fabio Garcia, Tecnoprofile Magazine, Feb 2007


Preface; PART 1: Popular music recording; Equipment for Remote Recording of Popular Music; Recording Techniques from Simple to Complex; Before the Session: Planning; At the Session: Setup and Recording; After the Session: Mixing and Editing; A Real-World Example: Recording a Blues Band in a Club
PART 2: Classical Music Recording; Microphone Polar Patterns and Other Specifications; Overview of Stereo Microphone Techniques; Specific Free-Field Stereo Microphone Techniques; Stereo Boundary-Microphone Arrays; Binaural Techniques; Surround-Sound Techniques; Stereo Recording Procedures; A Real-World Example: Recording a Student Orchestra in a Concert Hall; Stereo, Binaural and Surround Microphones and Accessories; Glossary; Index