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The role of the recording studio

Mossberg, Frans LU (2004) On the Right Track: In Conferance proceedings
Abstract
The transformation from analogue to digital recording techniques has not only changed the ways of working for the studiotechnician, but affects the

musician in the way he thinks about performance and sound, and therefore also his actual performance.



The signal processing and the staging of the singing voice in the studio is both influenced by, and influences the estethics of popular song performance.



In my dissertation on Swedish popular ballad singer and composer Olle Adolphson: "Visans Kontinuum" ( The continuum of [popular] ballad: words,voice and music. Studies of the music and performances of Olle Adolphson) I have looked closely upon the changes in sound and performance in popular music... (More)
The transformation from analogue to digital recording techniques has not only changed the ways of working for the studiotechnician, but affects the

musician in the way he thinks about performance and sound, and therefore also his actual performance.



The signal processing and the staging of the singing voice in the studio is both influenced by, and influences the estethics of popular song performance.



In my dissertation on Swedish popular ballad singer and composer Olle Adolphson: "Visans Kontinuum" ( The continuum of [popular] ballad: words,voice and music. Studies of the music and performances of Olle Adolphson) I have looked closely upon the changes in sound and performance in popular music recordings by studying recordings of his voice done over a timespan of

40 years. Continuity and changes were fruits of his own efforts to develop

his music and artistic persona, but at the same time largely they reflects

the development of recording industry, technique and estethics in general on

an international level.



I think it is important to point out the impact studio technique and

management have over the recorded presentation of the artistic performance

and how interlinked with the music it really is. One has to look both at

continuity and changes, and for example acknowledge the impressive results

that we still can hear from the best quality recordings from the early days

of rock and popular music.



The ways music is captured or constructed in the studio largely determines

the componenents of the listening experience. This holds true for many

aspects inclusive how musical arrangements are carried out or made live in

the studio, placement of microphones, filtering, compression and effects

such as reverbs or delays, as well as for the recording equipment itself

such as microphones, mixer or recorders, digital or analogue. Not to mention the individual human mind of the engineers and producers and their access to

the sensitivity to use it. (Less)
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  abstract     = {The transformation from analogue to digital recording techniques has not only changed the ways of working for the studiotechnician, but affects the<br/><br>
musician in the way he thinks about performance and sound, and therefore also his actual performance.<br/><br>
<br/><br>
The signal processing and the staging of the singing voice in the studio is both influenced by, and influences the estethics of popular song performance.<br/><br>
<br/><br>
In my dissertation on Swedish popular ballad singer and composer Olle Adolphson: "Visans Kontinuum" ( The continuum of [popular] ballad: words,voice and music. Studies of the music and performances of Olle Adolphson) I have looked closely upon the changes in sound and performance in popular music recordings by studying recordings of his voice done over a timespan of<br/><br>
40 years. Continuity and changes were fruits of his own efforts to develop<br/><br>
his music and artistic persona, but at the same time largely they reflects<br/><br>
the development of recording industry, technique and estethics in general on<br/><br>
an international level.<br/><br>
<br/><br>
I think it is important to point out the impact studio technique and<br/><br>
management have over the recorded presentation of the artistic performance<br/><br>
and how interlinked with the music it really is. One has to look both at<br/><br>
continuity and changes, and for example acknowledge the impressive results<br/><br>
that we still can hear from the best quality recordings from the early days<br/><br>
of rock and popular music.<br/><br>
<br/><br>
The ways music is captured or constructed in the studio largely determines<br/><br>
the componenents of the listening experience. This holds true for many<br/><br>
aspects inclusive how musical arrangements are carried out or made live in<br/><br>
the studio, placement of microphones, filtering, compression and effects<br/><br>
such as reverbs or delays, as well as for the recording equipment itself<br/><br>
such as microphones, mixer or recorders, digital or analogue. Not to mention the individual human mind of the engineers and producers and their access to<br/><br>
the sensitivity to use it.},
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  title        = {The role of the recording studio},
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