Classical Stereo Recording Techniques and Practice
The topics covered in the previous two chapters form the basis for most of our study in
this chapter. We begin with a basic discussion of the physical characteristics of musical
instruments, moving on to a discussion of case studies with reference recordings made by
John Eargle. We progress from solo instruments, through chamber ensembles, to large
orchestral resources, with emphasis on the practical decisions that every recording project
requires. A final section deals with the adjustment of room acoustical conditions to fit the
recording project at hand.