Mixing

Sound Production and Manipulation [SPM]  ]

Simply stated, mixing is the art of balancing and nuancing the relative levels of multiple audio tracks or channels, to some aesthetically desirable result. In much electroacoustic composition, the term departs in its significance from the sense with which it is used in sound recording vocabulary. That is to say, it is often hard, or even impossible, to separate mixing from other aspects of the creative process in a discrete fashion. The term is often used in a sense that includes the overall assembling, timing, counter-pointing and articulation of sound materials, which evidently contribute significantly to determining the musical argument. An analogy may be made with the difficulty in much instrumental composition of clearly distinguishing between decisions concerned with the ’composition’ of the material and those concerned with the ’orchestration’ of the material.

 

Links:

UNESCO DigiArts

- Practical seminar : Creating a simple electroacoustic piece in easy stages ( English , French )
- Digital Creation with Sounds and Music: Mix ( English , French )

 

Bibliography:

English - Español - Français - Deutch - Italiano

Alphabetical order - Chronological order

Battier, Marc (2003e). Digital Creation with Sounds and Music - an online introduction
Bossis, Bruno (2003). Practical seminar : Creating a simple electroacoustic piece in easy stages
Chion, Michel (1986b). Cinéma et musique cousmatique. Centrement et linéarisation
Ernst, David (1972). Musique Concrète
Keane, David (1980b). Tape Music Composition
Lussac, Olivier (1998). Peindre par les noms, peindre par les sons
Normandeau, Robert, Zanési, Christian (1995). Entretien avec Robert Normandeau
Potter, John (1979). Electronics and the Live Performer
Racot, Gilles (2002b). Du traitement sonore à l’écriture
Reibel, Guy, Pacqueteau, Jean-Marie (1972). Les étapes de la réalisation en musique électroacoustique
Risset, Jean-Claude (1996b). Real-World Sounds and Simulacra in my Computer Music
Risset, Jean-Claude (2001a). Synthèse et traitements des sons: sur la composition de {Sud}
Schrader, Barry (1982). Introduction to Electro-acoustic Music
Vaggione, Horacio (1982). Le courant et le maintenu
Watson, Ben (1996). Frank Zappa as Dadaist: Recording Technology and the Power to Repeat

 

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