The preset is dead; long live the preset

Paterson, Justin ORCID: (2011) The preset is dead; long live the preset. In: Proceedings of the 130th Audio Engineering Society Convention, 13-16 May 2011, London, UK.

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The use of preset sounds in audio production has long been scorned by professional producers, some of whom have cited a lack of originality or integrity, or perhaps a proliferation of homogenization in productions. Despite this, manufacturers have continued to develop ever-larger ranges of presets, now extending beyond instruments and effects, to EQ and even whole channel strips. Developmental work continues to further automate aspects of the mixing process itself. This brief will examine the implications of presets from yesterday to today, and using Logic Pro as a case study, offer some insight into the relevance of this evolving arena to the professional, and the implications to the enthusiast. It will conclude with some conjecture for the future.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Subjects: Computing
Music > Record production
Depositing User: Justin Paterson
Date Deposited: 13 May 2016 07:07
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2021 07:20

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