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- Created 2012-03-13
, also known as
, is the act of making a high-quality complex audio recording of a live concert performance, or any other location recording that uses
techniques outside of a
. The multitrack recording is then carefully
, and the finished result is called a remote recording or a
. This is in contrast to a
which uses few microphones, recorded onto the same number of channels as the intended product. Remote recording is not the same as
for which multiple microphones are mixed live and broadcast during the performance, typically to stereo. Remote recording and remote broadcast may be carried out simultaneously by the same crew using the same microphones.
One important benefit of a remote recording is that the performers will respond to the audience; they will not be as distracted by the recording process. Another reason for a remote recording is to capture an artist in a different
such as a church, ballroom or meeting hall.
To make a remote recording, studio-quality recording equipment is trucked to the concert venue and connected to the concert
s with a bank of
s. Other microphones may be added. The individual microphone signals are routed to separate tracks.
A remote recording is often made using a specially built
: a rolling recording studio carrying a
s and multitrack recorders. Beginning modestly in 1958,
developed and popularized the use of a remote truck in California in the mid-1960s and throughout the 1970s.
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