Pro Engineer School Vol 2 -, Estrada i studio, Książki

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Volume 2
Mixing Consoles (1)
Mixing Consoles (2)
Noise Gates
Delay and Reverberation
Disk Recording
CD and DVD-Video
Perceptual Coding
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Chapter 1: Mixing Consoles (1)
The mixing console is the centerpiece of the recording studio,
operationally and visually. The choice of mixing console defines a
commercial studio - we talk of an 'AMS-Neve' studio (often simply
'Neve'), or an 'SSL studio'. There are other mixing consoles, but these are
definitely the top two. Neve has a long tradition in recording dating back
to the 1960s. Many Neve consoles manufactured from the early 1970s
onward are still in use and are respected for their sound quality. SSL is a
younger company, but they single-handedly defined the modern mixing
console as the center of studio operations including control over tape
machines, automation and recall. Whereas Neve have had a number of
rethinks over the years on how a mixing console should work, SSL have
been very consistent and there are many engineers who won't work on
anything else, largely because they would have a tough learning period to
go through.
The first thing that a newcomer to recording has to realize is that we are
not in home studio territory any more. These consoles are expensive -
$300,000 or more. They are expensive because they are designed to do
the job properly without compromise, allow efficient use of studio time,
and attract business to the studio. As a learning music recording engineer,
it should be ones ambition eventually to work in studios on Neve or SSL
consoles. Anything else would be second best.
The next four pictures show the channel module of an SSL SL9000J
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