Until the late 1970s, music could be recorded either on low-quality tape recorders or on large, expensive reel-to-reel tape machines. Due to their high price and specialized nature, reel-to-reel machines were only practical for professional studios and wealthy artists. In 1979, Tascam invented the Portastudio, a small four-track machine aimed at the consumer market. With this new product, small multitrack tape recorders became widely available, and grew in popularity throughout the 1980s. In the 1990s, analog tape machines were supplanted by digital recorders and computer-based digital audio workstations (DAWs). These new devices were designed to convert audio tracks into digital files, and record the files onto magnetic tape (such as ADAT), hard disk, compact disc, or flash ROM. The way the room sounds or reverberates can change dramatically the way music is mixed, written, and recorded. Untreated rooms have an uneven frequency response, which means that any mixing decisions being made are being based on a sound that is ‘coloured,’ because sound mixers can not accurately hear what is being played. Acoustic panels and bass traps can improve the sound in the room.
Le registrazioni più memorabili e significative dello studio
Kay Hoffmann — Floret Silva
Genre: Rock, Pop Style: Psychedelic Rock, Folk Released: 1985 (reissued in 2006 and 2016)
Roberto Donnini – Tunedless
Genre: Electronic, Classical Style: Experimental, Minimal, Ambient, New Age, Released:1980