Recording orchestra and other classical music ensembles / Richard King.

King, Richard (Richard Lemprière), author.
1st edition
New York : Routledge, 2017.
Audio Engineering Society presents.
Audio Engineering Society presents
1 online resource (272 pages) : illustrations
Sound recordings -- Production and direction.
Sound -- Recording and reproducing.
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Recording Orchestra and Other Classical Music Ensembles explores techniques and methodologies specific to recording classical music. Whether a newcomer or a seasoned engineer looking to refine their skills, this book speaks to all levels of expertise and covers every aspect of recording symphonic and concerto repertoire, opera, chamber music, and solo piano. With a focus on the orchestra as an instrument and sound source, this book features sections on how to listen, understanding microphones, concert halls, orchestra seating arrangements, how to set up the monitoring environment, and how to approach recording each section of the orchestra. Recording Orchestra provides concise information on preparing for a recording session, the role of the producer, mixing techniques, and includes a "quick-start" reference guide with suggested setups aimed at helping introduce the reader to the recording process. A companion website, featuring audio examples of various techniques, reinforces concepts discussed throughout the book. The content of the book includes: Clear, practical advice in plain language from an expert in classical music recording, multiple Grammy award winning recording engineer, and university professor The "secret of recording": a collection of practical recording techniques that have been proven to be highly successful in the field, on many occasions Never before published information written by an industry veteran with over twenty five-years of experience in classical music recording Specific techniques and strategies for recording orchestra, opera, wind symphony, chorus, string quartet, and other common classical music ensembles.
How to listen : loudspeakers, headphones, and listening environment
Understanding microphones
The orchestra and its various iterations
The hall, and how to deal with it
Main microphone systems : how to record it
Recording strings
Recording woodwinds, brass and percussion
Recording harp, piano, celeste and organ
Recording orchestra and chorus
Recording concertos : balancing solo instruments with orchestra
Recording solo voice and orchestra
The role of the producer in classical music recording
How to carry out a successful recording session
Live concerts, live opera and productions with video
Recording chamber orchestra
Recording string quartet
Recording piano with other instruments : violin, cello, voice, etc.
Recording solo piano
Final assembly and mastering
Multi-channel recording : how to listen in surround
How to record and mix for surround sound.
Description based on print version record.
"A Focal Press book."
Publisher Number:
10.4324/9781315721040 doi
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