The Uncertain Future of the Large-Format Recording Studio


This paper investigates new spatial relationships in music production triggered by the proliferation of low-cost digital music production tools and how they have changed factors of time and creativity for the record producer. We address the problem through a focused set of production projects and the peer review of those projects by seven well regarded commercial producers. Put simply, we are asking whether those producers can determine whether the recordings were made in large-format or DIY “home” studio environments in blind listening tests.

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