Recording music or sound recording is implied to be a complicated type of art. It is complicated as it is focused more on its technical side. Well, because of the invention and cutting edge technologies, from waves, it progressed to a more digital approach. Thanks to the Industrial Revolution, it was in the 1800s that the attempt to capture sounds through a recording medium have paved way to an invention that we enjoy until today.
There are three types of recording. These are:
Acoustic Recordings – for this type of recording, it is the placement of instrument inside the room that makes all the difference. A bad acoustic environment will never do well to a recording, even if the best microphone is already used. The right acoustic environment enhances the instrument sound, producing more natural than sounding unnatural.
Electronic Recordings– this particular type will have a trip down memory lane. It is because this type becomes popular when synthesizers and keyboards were invented. Here, you are directly working on electronics to create those synthesized sounds. Together with guitars and basses, the amplifier also does a great part in producing the sound that you wanted to record. The real deal will be on selecting the sounds and on with its editing process. If it is done properly, then electronic recording will be of success.
In the Box Recordings – “in the box” it refers to the computer recordings. So, recording music that is done with this type is often a MIDI recording. It is the technical aspects of a midi instrument, or a midi keyboard is being captured here. Compared to acoustic recordings, this recording lies on the ability to record those artificial sounds being generated to be perfect, making it a unique sound.
To sum it all, all of these types are meant to reach one goal – that is to capture great performances. However, the success of recording music still lies in the recording environment, the musical instruments used, and even the technologies used.