chapter  15
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Making Recordings

ByHarold Rosenbaum

This chapter discusses how to get the best product from the latter scenario: post-concert recording sessions. There are two steps to take at the outset: find an ideal, or at least a suitable and available, site in which to record, and find a wonderful recording engineer. Universities often have concert halls that can easily double as recording spaces. One advantage of recording in a university is that a recording studio is always near to the concert hall, so that recording engineer would not need to bring his/her own equipment. Adjusting microphones and lighting, plus answering the recording engineer's requests for very loud and then very soft singing so that levels can be set, are likely to take a significant amount of time, which should not be cause for alarm. After the recording session(s) are over, the bulk of the editing takes place in the privacy of the engineer's studio.