For many decades, sound recording studios have conventionally had physically and acoustically separate live and control rooms, with a window in between. This layout has obvious advantages, such as the possibility to monitor what’s being recorded on loudspeakers without spill. However, these benefits come at a price. The experience of working in such a recording studio can feel alien and uncomfortable even to experienced musicians, who have to leave the friendly environment of the control room to step into the spotlight when it’s their turn to track.
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