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A recording represents a piece of unique audio data (including eventual mastering and (re-)mixing).
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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.
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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.
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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]].
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The diagram below shows some examples of recorded audio, recordings and released tracks and the relationships between them:
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==Examples==
 
==Examples==
 
These are all different Recordings:
 
These are all different Recordings:
  
* Album version: [[recording:9ce76fe1-769f-481a-afbb-3b9b81c6f433|Into the Blue]] by [[artist:8970d868-0723-483b-a75b-51088913d3d4|Moby]]
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*Studio recording: [[recording:9ce76fe1-769f-481a-afbb-3b9b81c6f433|Into the Blue]] by [[artist:8970d868-0723-483b-a75b-51088913d3d4|Moby]]
* Remixed version: [[recording:023b1e14-0e7e-4dc1-9ab4-9ef4f0e70ce0|Into the Blue (Beatmasters mix)]] 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]]
* Album version: [[recording:bfd37140-14fd-497a-a39d-c133011ac244|Ring of Fire]] by [[artist:d43d12a1-2dc9-4257-a2fd-0a3bb1081b86|Johnny Cash]]
 
* Live version: [[recording:5e182e2a-20eb-407f-a54e-aaa81d54ef0b|Ring of Fire]] by [[artist:d43d12a1-2dc9-4257-a2fd-0a3bb1081b86|Johnny Cash]]
 
  
== Style guidelines ==
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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==
 
Please see the [[Style/Recording|guidelines for recordings]].
 
Please see the [[Style/Recording|guidelines for recordings]].
  
== Properties ==
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==Properties==
 
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===Title===
=== Title ===
 
 
The title of the recording.
 
The title of the recording.
  
=== Artist ===
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===Artist===
The artist(s) that the recording is primarily credited to, as [[Artist Credit|credited on the release]].
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The artist(s) that the recording is primarily credited to.
  
=== Duration ===
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===Duration===
The length of the recording.
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An approximation to the length of the recording, calculated from the lengths of the tracks using it.
  
=== ISRC ===
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===ISRC===
 
The [[ISRC|International Standard Recording Code]] assigned to the recording.
 
The [[ISRC|International Standard Recording Code]] assigned to the recording.
  
=== AcoustID ===
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===MBID===
[[AcoustID]]s are a form of audio fingerprint. They are linked to recordings via an external application such as [[MusicBrainz Picard]].
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See [[MusicBrainz Identifier]].
 
 
=== PUID ===
 
[[PUID]]s are a form of audio fingerprint. They are linked to recordings via an external application such as [[MusicBrainz Picard]].
 
 
 
=== MBID ===
 
See the [[MusicBrainz Identifier|page about MBIDs]] for more information.
 
 
 
=== Disambiguation comment ===
 
See the [[Disambiguation Comment|page about comments]] for more information.
 
  
=== Annotation ===
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===Disambiguation comment===
See the [[Annotation|page about annotations]] for more information.
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See [[Disambiguation Comment]].
  
[[Category:Terminology]] [[Category:Recording]] [[Category:WikiDocs Page]]
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===Annotation===
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See [[Annotation]].

Revision as of 12:22, 4 June 2013

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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:


1262b75f.png

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.

Duration

An approximation to the length of the recording, calculated from the lengths of the tracks using it.

ISRC

The International Standard Recording Code assigned to the recording.

MBID

See MusicBrainz Identifier.

Disambiguation comment

See Disambiguation Comment.

Annotation

See Annotation.