Stereo Recording Techniques – Post 3

3        Recording in Stereo

When recording with stereo techniques, the panning decisions are being made before the editing and mixing process begins. This automatic panning is caused by the interaural differences being recorded by the microphones, which will then be replayed to listeners over speakers.

There are different types of stereo recording technique, which are outlined in this post along with examples of particular techniques following later. It is worth nothing that different technique types will make use of interaural differences in different ways, so the sound can differ, dramatically.

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Stereo Recording Techniques – Post 2

2        Stereo Image Considerations

A number of criteria need to be considered in order to ensure the stereo image sounds the best that it can. These considerations will influence what recording array you use and how you will manipulate the array before you commit to a recording take.

Audio production is a very subjective business. Entire research studies have been dedicated to see if it is possible to establish a set of words which can be objectively used to describe recorded sound. For example, one person’s ‘harsh’ could be another person’s ‘bright’, so having agreement on what is which can be helpful. With this in mind, this section has been written as an attempt to do the same but please keep in mind that the only rule to follow is to experiment.

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References

References The Sonic Arts Research Centre. (2014). Retrieved January 2014, from The Sonic Arts Research Centre, QUB: http://www.sarc.qub.ac.uk/ The Ulster String Quartet. (2014). Retrieved September 2013, from The Ulster String…

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