Recordingography

The recordings we reference when we study recording.

The goal is to sketch out key moments when recording craft contributed notably to the final sound.  Each entry could fit on a postcard – short and sweet and to the point.  We needn’t obsess with exactly how they did it; we just want some ideas for how we might do something similar at our studio.  Explore your own variations, inspired by these recordings.


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Erase Me

 

Superman

 

Boulevard of Broken Dreams

 

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Kiss

Real rooms and most artifial reverb programs decay gradually to silence. The kick reverb used here ‘un-decays,’ getting louder before abruptly cutting off.  The AMS RMX-16 was used in this track.  It inspired many others to offer a similar preset.  

Rock'N Me

 

China Girl

 

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Float On

 

The Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead

 

Superman

 

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Rock'N Me

 

China Girl

 

You Can Call Me Al

 

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At The Zoo

 

I Have the Touch

 

Amplified Plywood for Flanged Clogging (in Sneakers)

 

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Been Caught Stealing

 

Money for Nothing

 

Sweet Emotion

 

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You Can Call Me Al

 

For What It's Worth

 

Born in the U.S.A.

 

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The Afterlife

 

Oh! Darling

 

How Soon Is Now?

        Here’s a nice tribute, with clues on how to do it yourself. httpv://youtu.be/SeE4mjS1BKM    

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Papa's Got A Brand New Bag, Part I

 

Sound and Vision

 

Fame

 

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Kiss

Real rooms and most artifial reverb programs decay gradually to silence. The kick reverb used here ‘un-decays,’ getting louder before abruptly cutting off.  The AMS RMX-16 was used in this track.  It inspired many others to offer a similar preset.  

Fame

 

Lowdown

 

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For the Love of Money

 

Fame

 

I'm Alright

 

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Shure Unidyne

1939 First Single-Cartridge Unidirectional Microphoone Released to the world in 1939, the Shure Unidyne Microphone offered a unidirectional, cardioid pick-up pattern without using two diaphragms.  Through acoustic signal processing, the diaphragm...

First Distortion Pedal

1961: Distortion has been a part of audio from the beginning. Analog storage media from wax cylinders to vinyl platters, gain stages built of tubes or transistors — there was...

(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction


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