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A recording album was born in a house called a recording studio.

A recording studio is a special facility for recording sounds, mixing and producing audio produced from a musical and/or vocal performance, and so on. The size of the recording studio varies. There is a small size which is usually at home (home studio), there is also a large one that can even record musical performances with many musicians. For example recording an orchestra performance with dozens of musicians. If we pay attention, there are four parties or people, who play a role in the activity of making a new music album. They are musicians, producers, engineers, mixers, and premaster (call it Masterer).

In a recording project, the producer plays a role in applying the standards and vision of the recording. It was he in the end who judged whether the recorded track had been recorded properly and saw whether the musician or vocalist had done his job well. The engineer has a role in providing equipment and systems in his studio, where the technology can realize what the recording objectives are. For example using the right microphone, also the selection of certain settings, especially when the results of the recording are thrown to a particular recording media, both tape and disc (disc).

In the mixing process, a mixer will take the tracks that have been recorded and help the producer realize the vision of the desired album by combining existing tracks per track. Meanwhile the master will make the finishing touches of this recording product. for example by setting a level, and making all the sounds in the recording into a beautiful whole when listening to the recording later.

Some say that mixing and mastering are essentially concocting an album by using a special device to tweak the sound from the recording before the recording is ready to be released. What is the difference between the two, and how is their role in a chain of musical record production? All songs are recorded on several separate tracks, often multiple tracks per instrument. Here a mixer will play a role in realizing determining the sound of each track (individually). He uses a spatial analogy to separate the sounds so the listener can hear each of the individual tracks.

Finally the recording work arrived at the mastering process. What’s the difference between mixing? When we discuss the process as described above, mixing is always done before the mastering process. After you listen to your song, a mixing engineer will listen to the recording of each instrument that is shared, adjust the volume of each instrument so that the interconnections between songs will match each other, while adding different effects, such as reverb or delay, to each song to mixing all over. Finally, he will unite each of these records together into a single format such as an AIFF or WAV file.

How about mastering? This mastering process takes place after mixing is complete, and some say that mastering is actually worked that must be done in accordance with increasingly refining the mixture, or completing the mixture. It is thanks to this mastering process that a recording album will be felt to be denser (have a body), balance and the sound will sound beautiful, luxurious, professional or whatever other words mean better and more perfect and make the resulting album ready to be available on the market. For those of you who want to learn more about mastering and mixing can go through the following reference