The music recording process commences with the recording studio receiving copies of the work print and sound guide tracks of the edited production. Depending on the requirements of the composer's score and the release format, the recording engineer will prepare an orchestral layout and arrange for the appropriate technical facilities to be available. Recording can use all of the sophisticated equipment which is found in other areas of music recording and careful attention must be paid to maintaining synchronization. This paper discusses the stages in the overall process with some illustrative passages from modern productions.
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