La réalisation audionumérique DIY de groupes rock au Québec : pour une méthode de travail plus efficace

Authors: Bossé, Mathieu
Advisor: Liu-Rosenbaum, Aaron
Abstract: In this master’s thesis, we address the issue of creative processes and recording techniques in different DIY (Do It Yourself) settings as implemented through my experience with different rock, punk, hardcore and alternative bands in Quebec City. Musical styles greatly vary from one project to another, but all of the music groups share three common aspects : 1) They come from the underground scene around Quebec City. 2) They have a rock-type instrumentation (for us, a rock-type instrumentation is made up of minimum two of the following instruments: drums, electric guitar, electric bass and vocal.) 3) They record in a DIY setting, up to a certain point. With the rise of new technologies, DIY recording is more and more common in music bands. In our experience, artists from scenes close to the punk and underground cultures are often limited by their budget and resources or simply have a desire for creative liberty when recording their music. Seeking independence, they will often go for the DIY approach when the time has come for them to record a song or an album, which often lends a punk aesthetic to their audio tracks. This masters thesis seeks to analyse working methods that contribute to obtaining good quality results in DIY recording and to find an efficient methodology that could help the self-taught DIYer in recording music. We believe that by reading about these projects, with the analysis and feedback, an artist who wants to work in a DIY setting will be able to make better decisions in regard to their own recording project and situation. I also offer advice for the DIY recording artist to analyse his own unique recording reality and the one of his different recording projects in order for him to benefit from a faster and favorable learning curve.
Document Type: Mémoire de maîtrise
Issue Date: 2019
Open Access Date: 30 September 2019
Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11794/36713
Grantor: Université Laval
Collection:Thèses et mémoires

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