Balancing Audio: Towards a Cognitive Structure of Sound Interaction in Music Production

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Abstract

This paper explores the concept of balance in music production and examines the role of conceptual metaphors in reasoning about audio editing. Balance may be the most central concept in record production, however, the way we cognitively understand and respond meaningfully to a mix requiring balance is not thoroughly understood. In this paper I treat balance as a metaphor that we use to reason about several different actions in music production, such as adjusting levels, editing the frequency spectrum or the spatiality of the recording. This study is based on an exploration of a linguistic corpus of sound engineering literature. Using this corpus I show how corpus data may contribute to better understand the relation between embodied patterns of experience and hands-on interaction with sound.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMusic, Mind, and Embodiment : 11th International Symposium, CMMR 2015
Number of pages15
PublisherSpringer
Publication date2016
Pages228-242
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-46281-3
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-46282-0
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event11th International Symposium on Computer Music Multidisciplinary Research : Music, Mind, and Embodiment - Plymouth University, Plymouth, United Kingdom
Duration: 16 Jun 201519 Jun 2015
http://cmr.soc.plymouth.ac.uk/cmmr2015/

Conference

Conference11th International Symposium on Computer Music Multidisciplinary Research
LocationPlymouth University
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityPlymouth
Period16/06/201519/06/2015
Internet address
SeriesLecture Notes in Computer Science
Volume9617
ISSN0302-9743

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Walther-Hansen, M. (2016). Balancing Audio: Towards a Cognitive Structure of Sound Interaction in Music Production. In Music, Mind, and Embodiment: 11th International Symposium, CMMR 2015 (pp. 228-242). Springer. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol.. 9617 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-46282-0_14
Walther-Hansen, Mads. / Balancing Audio : Towards a Cognitive Structure of Sound Interaction in Music Production. Music, Mind, and Embodiment: 11th International Symposium, CMMR 2015. Springer, 2016. pp. 228-242 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 9617).
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Walther-Hansen, M 2016, Balancing Audio: Towards a Cognitive Structure of Sound Interaction in Music Production. in Music, Mind, and Embodiment: 11th International Symposium, CMMR 2015. Springer, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 9617, pp. 228-242, 11th International Symposium on Computer Music Multidisciplinary Research , Plymouth, United Kingdom, 16/06/2015. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-46282-0_14

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Music, Mind, and Embodiment: 11th International Symposium, CMMR 2015. Springer, 2016. p. 228-242 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 9617).

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