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In [[MusicBrainzTerminology]], a recording represents unique audio data. It has a title, an artist credit, a duration, and a list of [[PUID]]s and [[ISRC]]s. Recordings are the only entities that can be linked to PUIDs and ISRCs (as were the historical [[tracks]]).
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A recording is an entity in MusicBrainz which can be linked to [[Track|tracks]] on [[Release|releases]]. Each track must always be associated with a single recording, but a recording can be linked to any number of tracks.
  
The documentation for this entity seems to be lacking currently.  This page also needs [[NeedsIntertwingling]].  
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A recording represents distinct audio that has been used to produce at least one released track through copying or [[Mix_Terminology#mastering|mastering]]. A recording itself is never produced solely through copying or mastering.
  
==History==
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Generally, the audio represented by a recording corresponds to the audio at a stage in the production process before any final mastering but after any editing or [[Mix_Terminology#mixing|mixing]].
This [[MusicBrainz]] database entity was added as part of the [[Next Generation Schema]] (NGS) that went live in May 2011. All previous [[track]] entities were converted into recordings (confirm?). While before it was technically possible (database-wise) to merge tracks, this functionality was never exposed to users (again, confirm?). This new entity allows this behaviour.
 
  
==Edit Types==
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The diagram below shows some examples of recorded audio, recordings and released tracks and the relationships between them:
Possible edits to recordings are the following:  
 
* Add ISRCs,
 
* Add PUIDs,
 
* Add recording annotation,
 
* Add standalone recording,
 
* Edit recording,
 
* Merge recordings,
 
* Remove ISRC,
 
* Remove PUID,
 
* Remove recording.
 
  
However, there is not yet a page called [[Recording Edit Types]], so information and guidelines about edits to recordings can be listed here.
 
  
===Merge Recordings Edit Type===
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<center>[[File:Recordings_Helper_Diagram.svg|600px]]</center>
When two (or more) existing recordings in the [[database]] represent the same audio data, they can be merged using the [[MergeRecordingsEditType]].
 
  
Adding recordings to the list of recordings to be merged, is done by visiting the individual recordings' pages and clicking on 'Merge recording'.
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==Examples==
A section called 'Merge process' pops up at the bottom of the screen, keeping track of the recordings you have selected. When you have listed all recordings to be merged, click on the button 'Merge' at the bottom.
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These are all different Recordings:
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*Studio recording: [[recording:9ce76fe1-769f-481a-afbb-3b9b81c6f433|Into the Blue]] by [[artist:8970d868-0723-483b-a75b-51088913d3d4|Moby]]
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*Remixed recording: [[recording:023b1e14-0e7e-4dc1-9ab4-9ef4f0e70ce0|Into the Blue (Beatmasters mix)]] by [[artist:8970d868-0723-483b-a75b-51088913d3d4|Moby]]
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*Studio recording: [[recording:f449e449-503b-4ca4-967b-4aff18bc218e|Voulez-Vous]] by [[artist:d87e52c5-bb8d-4da8-b941-9f4928627dc8|ABBA]]
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*Live recording: [[recording:d97813dc-a5fb-4ddb-b22e-7990cd253aae|Voulez-Vous]] by [[artist:d87e52c5-bb8d-4da8-b941-9f4928627dc8|ABBA]]
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==Style Guidelines==
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Please see the [[Style/Recording|guidelines for recordings]].
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==Properties==
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===Title===
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The title of the recording.
  
You are then presented the 'Merge Recordings' page. You will have to select one of the existing recordings for the rest to be merged into. This is done by clicking on the [[radio button]] in front of the recording that you want to become the final recording. There is a checkbox above these radio buttons of which this writer is ignorant of its function ([[FixMe]]! please).
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===Artist===
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The artist(s) that the recording is primarily credited to.
  
The [[edit conditions]] (action on expiration, duration of voting, elegibility for auto-editing, etc.) for this edit can be found at http://ngs.musicbrainz.org/doc/Edit_Types/74.
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===Length===
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The length of the recording. It's only entered manually for [[Standalone Recording|standalone recordings]]. For recordings that are being used on releases, the recording length is the median length of all tracks (that have a track length) associated with that recording. If there is an even number of track lengths, the smaller median candidate is used.
  
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===ISRC===
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The [[ISRC|International Standard Recording Code]] assigned to the recording.
  
==Examples==
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===MBID===
These are all different Recordings:
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See [[MusicBrainz Identifier]].
  
* Album version of the track "''Into the Blue''" by "''Moby''"
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===Disambiguation comment===
* Remix "''Into the Blue (Buzz Boys Main Room Mayhem mix)''" by "''Moby''"
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See [[Disambiguation Comment]].
* Remix "''Into the Blue (Underground mix)''" by "''Moby''"
 
  
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===Annotation===
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See [[Annotation]].
  
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Latest revision as of 15:20, 26 April 2019

A recording is an entity in MusicBrainz which can be linked to tracks on releases. Each track must always be associated with a single recording, but a recording can be linked to any number of tracks.

A recording represents distinct audio that has been used to produce at least one released track through copying or mastering. A recording itself is never produced solely through copying or mastering.

Generally, the audio represented by a recording corresponds to the audio at a stage in the production process before any final mastering but after any editing or mixing.

The diagram below shows some examples of recorded audio, recordings and released tracks and the relationships between them:


Recordings Helper Diagram.svg

Examples

These are all different Recordings:

Style Guidelines

Please see the guidelines for recordings.

Properties

Title

The title of the recording.

Artist

The artist(s) that the recording is primarily credited to.

Length

The length of the recording. It's only entered manually for standalone recordings. For recordings that are being used on releases, the recording length is the median length of all tracks (that have a track length) associated with that recording. If there is an even number of track lengths, the smaller median candidate is used.

ISRC

The International Standard Recording Code assigned to the recording.

MBID

See MusicBrainz Identifier.

Disambiguation comment

See Disambiguation Comment.

Annotation

See Annotation.