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The Modern Recording Process

The modern recording process

We’ve all been there – sitting in the studio trying to get the sound “just right” using all that old warm analogue recording equipment from tube microphones to valve amps. We then convert this analogue audio to digital using some expensive high-end DACs, and mix the whole thing together using Pro Tools (or Nuendo or whatever software you like to use).

What we always forget when we’re hearing the whole thing through studio monitors is, however, that when people listen to this in all likelihood they will either have bought it as a 320kbs MP3 from iTunes or Amazon (or are streaming even lower bitrate lossy compressed music through Spotify) and hear it through those badly fitting earbuds that came free with their iPhone…

Thanks to Jamie Tate from Nashville’s The Rukkus Room for the doodle.

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