Tracking with Processing and Coloring as You Go

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During the tracking process, professional music producers will use signal processing devices to color audio material and impart unique sonic signatures. This chapter investigates how coloration and various forms of distortion are introduced to audio signals and through a series of interviews, explores how producers exploit these processes in their work. The discussion has a particular focus on the use of microphone preamplifiers, mixing consoles, compressors and other signal processing devices. Also, the chapter illuminates how decisions made during tracking can affect the overall production aesthetic.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProducing Music
EditorsRuss Hepworth-Sawyer, Jay Hodgson, Mark Marrington
PublisherRoutledge Taylor & Francis Group
Number of pages18
ISBN (Print)9780415789219, 9780415789226
Publication statusPublished - 19 Mar 2019

Publication series

NamePerspectives on Music Production


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Moore, A. (2019). Tracking with Processing and Coloring as You Go. In R. Hepworth-Sawyer, J. Hodgson, & M. Marrington (Eds.), Producing Music (pp. 209-226). (Perspectives on Music Production). Routledge Taylor & Francis Group.