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BACHELOR THESIS 2008 KIRSI IHALAINEN

Methods of Choir Recording for an Audio Engineer

Thesis download from the Tampere University of Applied Sciences webpage HERE!

ABSTRACT

This thesis is about finding out what a recording engineer needs to know before starting to record a choir recording, in order to make it well. A good choir recording is very hard to determine, because there is not a one and only perfect way how to do one. That is why I have collected some good advice and different opinions here, and aspects of how to make a good recording, so that everyone involved are happy with the results, not only the makers of the record, but the audience and the critics as well.

The success and making the record good is not only on the shoulders of a recording engineer. The quality is pretty much dependent on everyone involved with the recording, for example the producer, the audio engineer, possible mastering engineer, the choir director and of course the actual choir. By far, the most important thing concerning quality is of course the acoustics that dominates the entire recording.

This thesis is compiled from interviews, articles and books of the people who work on the industry, and have been making choir recordings. It is a comparison between my own knowledge and experience to other professionals working on the industry.

CHOIR RECORDINGS PRESENTED AND ATTACHED ON THE CD CAN BE FOUND FROM HERE: