The Sound of Music

A recording studio is a place for recording music which is being played or sung live. It requires certain basic equipment and facilities for the end result to be of a professional quality. Nowadays thanks to the advent of digital technology and computer software available that is meant for recording audio it is possible to carry out recording in the house.

These are known as home studios but though they may be satisfactory for speeches or certain types of music they are not as good as professional recording studios. For example it is not possible to record live playing of drums or the guitar. The quality of sound is sure to be distorted. To get an authentic electric guitar amp sound including power-tube distortion, a power attenuator has to be used or it has to be played in an isolation booth.

To enhance the quality of the sound of the music the recording studio should be equipped with a multi track recorder, synthesizers and microphones. In addition to this, for high quality sound reproduction it is necessary to have a sound proof isolation booth. In the early days of recording studio the entire orchestra and the singers had to perform live and the entire session was recorded.

All that has changed now and the music score is just played and re-recoded with the singing. Computer technology has simplified the process of recording immensely. Now audio recording software can record music, etc onto the hard drive as high quality .wav or .mp3 files. User-friendly interface permits recording, stopping and restarting at will. A level meter displays the volume of the audio while recoding. The Voice Activation System eliminates any blank spot in the recording.

Most professional recording software also allows you to change the timing, tempo and notation. A relatively small computer is sufficient for recording midi, such as a Pentium 111, 100 MHz 1.19 GB. In order to record high quality sound, the higher the MHz and the memory the better.