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Recording Studios For Success!!

Dec 30th 2015 at 10:22 PM

The scope and business turnover of recording studios has increased significantly in the last decade. The penetration of the internet and advancement in digital technologies in multimedia has made scores of new clientele queuing up to the recording studios for the variety of purposes. It was not long ago when recording studios were considered as the ancillary industry to film and television production. Recording studios were providing their services to the music industry, and media world experts appreciated the crucial role of recording studios in bringing out the top quality finished work in forms of LP records, cassettes or disks.

The widespread use of internet and its role in redefining entertainment access has brought up many new music artists to the centre stage through YouTube and other similar sites. It was indeed very difficult for any artist or band to propagate its talent to the wider audience. These days one can easily find names of many famous artists or bands who have emerged from the internet or YouTube media.

The earliest Recording studio, maybe at the turn of the previous century, were made in old, abandoned churches with high ceilings. The performers, both vocal and instrumental, were made to perform there, and their music was recorded on magnetic tapes. With the scanty help of technology to edit or tune the recording, the high ceilings were essential for acoustic and reverberation effects. The recording technology has evolved radically from those days, and rapid transformations in the recording industry have almost changed the face of the present recording studios.

The present recording studios are quite swanky in comparison to their predecessors and have the luxury of the variety of electronic gadgets and computer controlled equipment to record the performances. The layout of the studio is designed with acoustic concepts in mind to avoid echo or other disturbances. The central part of the floor is the stage where the vocal artist or the band can perform. There are isolation booths where the loud instruments like drum or lead guitar are played to optimize their interference with other instruments. There are expensive microphones, reverbs, preamps, music consoles, etc. to get the best out of the performance. The sound engineer sits in a tiny room with computer-controlled electronic gadgets to mix, edit or blend the tracks and improvise the outcome.

The recording studios provide their facilities on hourly rent basis which can vary between $50 per hour to those which charge over $100. The inventory of types of equipment, size as well as other facilities determines the quality and price charged by recording studio. There are surely alternatives which have emerged these days to enable anyone to set up a home studio spending few thousand dollars on cheap recording hardware and computer software to do the recording in Do-it-yourself fashion at your home. Mind you, this may look appealing enough, but the quality of the recordings done under the supervision of the qualified sound engineer and expensive equipment with professional setup is vastly superior.

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