Understanding and crafting the mix [electronic resource] : the art of recording / William Moylan.
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- ISBN: 9781135017187
- ISBN: 1135017182
- ISBN: 9780203758410 (electronic bk.)
- ISBN: 0203758412 (electronic bk.)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource (519 p.)
- Edition: 3rd ed.
- Publisher: Burlington, MA : Focal Press, 2015.
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First ed. published under the title: The art of recording : understanding and crafting the mix.
Chapter 11 Evaluating the Spatial Elements of Surround Sound
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Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; List of Figures; List of Tables; List of Exercises to Develop Listening, Evaluation, and Production Skills; Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Overview of Organization and Materials; Comaprison Website; Establishing an Accurate Playback of Recordings; Summary; Part One Defining the Art of Recording: The Sound Characteristics and the Aesthetic Qualities of Audio Recordings; Chapter 1 The Elements of Sound and Audio Recording; The States of Sound; Physical Dimensions of Sound; Perceived Parameters of Sound; Summary
Chapter 2 The Aesthetic and Artistic Elements of Sound in Audio RecordingsThe States of Sound and the Aesthetic/Artistic Elements; Pitch Levels and Relationships; Dynamic Levels and Relationships; Rhythmic Patterns and Rates of Activities; Sound Sources and Sound Quality; Spatial Properties: Stereo and Surround Sound; Conclusion; Chapter 3 The Musical Message and the Listener; The Musical Message; Musical Form and Structure; Musical Materials; The Relationships of Artistic Elements and Musical Materials; Equivalence and the Expression of Musical Ideas; Text as Song Lyrics; The Listener
ConclusionPart Two Learning to Listen, Beginning to Hear: Acquiring Fundamental Listening Skills and Establishing an Effective Approach to Listening; Chapter 4 Listening and Evaluating Sound for the Aspiring Audio Professional; Why Audio Professionals Need to Evaluate Sound; Talking About Sound; The Listening Process; Personal Development for Listening and Sound Evaluation; Summary; Chapter 5 Fundamental Listening Skills; Introduction; Background Knowledge and Preparation; Self-Discovery and Realization: "What is Sound to You?"; Beginning to Hear the Relationships and Qualities of the Mix
Hearing Subtle QualitiesConclusion; Exercises; Chapter 6 A System for Evaluating Sound; System Overview; Sound-Evaluation Sequence; Graphing the States and Activity of Sound Components; Plotting Sources against a Timeline; Summary; Exercise; Part Three Understanding the Mix: Developing Listening and Sound-Evaluation Skills; Chapter 7 Evaluating Pitch in Audio and Music Recordings; Analytical Systems; Melodic Contour; Pitch-Area and Frequency-Band Recognition; Exercises; Chapter 8 Evaluating Loudness in Audio and Music Recordings; Reference Levels and the Hierarchy of Dynamics
Program Dynamic ContourMusical Balance; Performance Intensity versus Musical Balance; Exercises; Chapter 9 Evaluating Sound Quality; Sound Quality in Critical-Listening Contexts; Sound Quality in Analytical-Listening Contexts; Sound Quality and Perspective; Evaluating the Characteristics of Sound Quality and Timbre; Summary; Exercises; Chapter 10 Evaluating the Spatial Elements of Two-Channel Sound; Understanding Space as an Artistic Element; Stereo-Sound Location; Distance Location; Environmental Characteristics; Space Within Space; Exercises
Understanding and Crafting the Mix, 3rd edition provides the framework to identify, evaluate, and shape your recordings with clear and systematic methods. Featuring numerous exercises, this third edition allows you to develop critical listening and analytical skills to gain greater control over the quality of your recordings. Sample production sequences and descriptions of the recording engineer's role as composer, conductor, and performer provide you with a clear view of the entire recording process. Dr. William Moylan takes an inside look into a range of iconic popular music, thus offering i.
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