Acknowledgements Preface Part 1: Getting Started Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 How to Listen: Loudspeakers, headphones, and listening environment Chapter 3 Understanding Microphones Part 2: Recording Orchestra Chapter 4 The Orchestra and its various iterations Chapter 5 The Hall, and how to deal with it Chapter 6 Main microphone systems - How to record it Chapter 7 - Recording Strings Chapter 8 Recording Woodwinds, Brass and Percussion Chapter 9 - Recording Harp, Piano, Celeste and Organ Chapter 10 Recording Orchestra and Chorus Part 3: Variations on a Theme Chapter 11 Recording Concertos - balancing solo instruments with orchestra Chapter 12 Recording Solo Voice and Orchestra Part 4: The Recording Session Chapter 13 The Role of the producer in classical music recording Chapter 14 How to carry out a successful recording session Chapter 15 Live Concerts, Live Opera and productions with Video Part 5: Other Challenges in Classical Recording Chapter 16 Recording Chamber Orchestra Chapter 17 Recording String Quartet Chapter 18 Recording piano with other instruments - violin, cello, voice, etc. Chapter 19 Recording solo piano Part 6: Post Production Chapter 20 Editing Chapter 21 Mixing Chapter 22 Final assembly and Mastering Part 7: Multi-channel Recording and Mixing Chapter 23 Multi-channel recording: How to listen in surround Chapter 24 How to record and mix for surround sound Appendix A: Quick Start Guides, by ensemble A.1 Orchestra Quick Start guide A.2 Chorus Quick Start guide A.3 Chamber Orchestra Quick Start guide A.4 String Quartet Quick Start guide A.5 Piano and Other Instruments Quick Start guide A.6 Solo Piano Quick Start guide Index
A multiple Grammy award winner, Richard King specializes in recording classical, jazz, and film score music. He is Associate Professor at the Schulich School of Music of McGill University in Montreal, where he teaches in the Sound Recording area. A long-standing member of the Audio Engineering Society, Richard is a regular convention presenter and panelist, and he is frequently invited to speak at various university level recording programs around the world.