SETTING THESAURUS

RECORDING STUDIO



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HELPFUL TIP:

Settings should always be chosen with care. Consider the emotion you want your viewpoint character to feel and how setting choices, weather elements, and symbolism might build a specific mood in the scene, create tension and conflict, or even raise the stakes.
SIGHTS:
Recording room with dim lighting
A small booth for vocals with a mic on a boom stand
A large performance area with musical instruments
Isolation booths for recording different instruments
Cans (headphones)
Racks of gear (outboard preamps, compressors, reverb units, delay modules)
Electronics equipment (amps, speakers, microphones, monitors, guitar pedals)
Instrument stands and cases
Sheet music and chord charts
Water bottles on a small side table
A storage room with extra gear
Textured walls
Floor rugs
A glass partition separating performers from the sound technicians
Cords running from instruments to equipment and crossing the floor to plug into outlets
An “on air” or “recording” light to indicate that a session is being recorded
Musicians and vocalists warming up
Voice-over artists reading scripts
A control room with rolling chairs, computers, cans and multiple consoles and mixers covered with buttons and knobs
Interfaces with mics plugged into them
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PEOPLE COMMONLY FOUND IN THIS SETTING:
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RELATED SETTINGS THAT MAY TIE IN WITH THIS ONE:
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