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A majority of recordings undoubtedly utilize multi-mic’ing techniques – individual instruments and vocals are mic’ed up separately and recorded on separate tracks, allowing for maximum control over the individual elements of the arrangement. The stereo field in the final mix is created artificially via panning. But true stereo recording is still also widely done, both for complete ensembles like classical orchestras and individual instruments.
Author : Joe Albano