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==Overview==
 
==Overview==
In MusicBrainz, a '''recording''' is a set of one or more '''audio tracks''', which may have been '''mixed''' or '''edited''', but have not been '''mastered'''.
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A MusicBrainz Recording is an abstract grouping of release tracks, and represents the audio in those tracks before it was [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Audio_mastering mastered].
 
 
 
 
An '''audio track''' is any captured sound, including (but not limited to) instrumental and vocal performances and existing recordings. Audio tracks should not be confused with [[Track|release tracks]].
 
 
 
 
 
'''Editing''' is defined as re-arranging audio tracks. This may involve adding, removing, lengthening or shortening sections of audio track, or moving them relative to other sections.
 
 
 
 
 
'''Mixing''' is the process by which audio tracks are combined into one or more output audio channels. Mixing may involve applying a variety of audio processing techniques to audio tracks, such as equalization, panning, volume adjustment and compression.
 
 
 
 
 
'''Mastering''' is a process that is applied to recordings to prepare them for release.
 
 
 
 
 
The diagram below shows the relationship between recordings, audio tracks, release tracks and the various processes mentioned above.
 
 
 
[[File:Recording_Links.png|800px|center]]
 
 
 
  
 
It is usually the case that a recording is a mix of a performance of a [[work]] by a particular [[artist]], and appears as a [[Track|track]] on [[Release|releases]] in one or more [[Release Group|release groups]].
 
It is usually the case that a recording is a mix of a performance of a [[work]] by a particular [[artist]], and appears as a [[Track|track]] on [[Release|releases]] in one or more [[Release Group|release groups]].

Revision as of 20:35, 8 May 2013

This page is part of the same proposal as User:LordSputnik/Proposals/Style/Recording.


Proposal

Overview

A MusicBrainz Recording is an abstract grouping of release tracks, and represents the audio in those tracks before it was mastered.

It is usually the case that a recording is a mix of a performance of a work by a particular artist, and appears as a track on releases in one or more release groups.

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 actual mix, calculated from the lengths of the tracks using the recording.

ISRC

The International Standard Recording Code assigned to the recording.

MBID

See MusicBrainz Identifier.

Disambiguation comment

See Disambiguation Comment.

Annotation

See Annotation.