chapter  13
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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.