User:LordSputnik/Proposals/Recording

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Proposal

Overview

In MusicBrainz, a recording is either unmixed and unedited recorded sound or the result of mixing and/or editing one or more audio tracks.


An audio track is recorded sound, captured from a studio or live performance or from other audio sources, including existing recordings.


Editing is defined as re-arranging audio tracks. This involves adding, removing, lengthening or shortening sections of audio tracks, 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 apply 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 the mixed and/or edited audio tracks, to prepare them for release. Since mastering is a process which can only happen after a recording is completed, it does not factor into the definition of recording.


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.