Hubert Kofi Anti Sound Engineer

Hubert Kofi Anti Sound Engineer

There is an aspect of music production which many people so blindly ignore. It has to do mainly with technicalities of sound so not many people really understand it. Have you listened to good music through good speakers and have become baffled by the fact that you can hear a certain instrument in the left speaker but you cant hear it in the right speaker and vice versa?

This aspect of music has been seemingly ignored because of the technicalities. You know how we all love computers and internet yet some of us know nothing about gigabytes and disk space and hardware what what? Our only care is that it should come on and must work flawlessly!

We know our musicians, producers and managers. The musician sings, play instruments or raps and may double as a song writer too. The producer is in charge of churning out beats for the record. After all these, another sound engineer comes in to perfect the voices and the beats. Some producers do these on their own but it is usually advisable and professional to leave this aspect of production to another professional.

This aspect of music production is mixing and mastering. As per the Wikipedia explanation, mixing, and specifically audio mixing is the process by which a multitude of recorded sounds are combined into one or more channels, most commonly two-channel stereo. In the process, the source signals’ level, frequency content, dynamics and panoramic position are manipulated. This practical, aesthetic or otherwise creative treatment is done in order to produce a mix that is more appealing to listeners.

Audio mixing is done in studios as part of an album or single making. The mixing stage often follows the multi track recording stage and the final mixes are normally submitted to a mastering engineer. The process is generally carried out by a mix engineer, also called mixing engineer, or mixer, though sometimes it is the musical producer, or even the artist who mixes the recorded material.

Mastering on the other hand is described by the same source as a form of audio post-production, the process of preparing and transferring recorded audio from a source containing the final mix to a data storage device (the master) which is the source from which all copies will be produced via methods such as pressing, duplication or replication. The format of choice these days is digital masters although analog masters, such as audio tapes, are still being used by the manufacturing industry and a few engineers who have specialized themselves in analog mastering.

by Akosua Sakyiwaa


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