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Cue Tones Used in Recording Sessions(?)
SuperbCollision
post Jan 18 2013, 22:59
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Over the years I've listened to numerous "raw" studio recordings of musicians, voice over artists, etc... And in between takes a tone (or buzzer, in older recordings) would be heard. The tones would be quick in duration (1/4 sec. or less) and either 1, 2 or 3 in rapid succession.

Presumably these tones/buzzes are markers or ques of some sort for the engineers but, I don't think they are automation ques.

What does a single buzz/tone signify, that differs from a double or triple?

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dreamliner77
post Jan 19 2013, 20:40
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It could be test tones used to calibrate tape machines for the correct playback speed.


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