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Dawn of the DAW: The Studio as Musical Instrument

Adam Patrick Bell


Dawn of the DAW tells the story of how the dividing line between the traditional roles of musicians and recording studio personnel (producers, recording engineers, mixing engineers, technicians, etc.) has eroded throughout the latter half of the twentieth century to the present. Whereas those equally adept in music and technology such as Les Paul were exceptions to their eras, the millennial music-maker is ensconced in a world in which the symbiosis of music and technology is commonplace. As audio production skills such as recording, editing, and mixing are increasingly co-opted by musicians t ... More

Keywords: DIY, DAW, home recording, recording studio, trial and error, music education, music technology, record production, music producer, audio engineer

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190296605
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190296605.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Adam Patrick Bell, author
Assistant Professor of Music Education, University of Calgary

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