Definition of recording in English:



  • 1The action or process of recording sound or a performance for subsequent reproduction or broadcast.

    [as modifier] ‘a recording studio’
    • ‘I recently learned firsthand what goes into making an independent film, but the process of recording and marketing a record are a mystery!’
    • ‘DVD recording will act as a fillip to consumer PC sales.’
    • ‘The two winners are being flown over to London this month to attend the studio recording of their plays, which will then be broadcast on BBC World Service in November this year.’
    • ‘‘We're willing to accept the concept of delayed recording,’ Attaway says.’
    • ‘The whole of the custody suite is covered by a video and sound recording system which captures every word or movement.’
    • ‘This program could be especially handy for students, who could use it not just to take class notes but also to capture entire lectures with a built-in audio recording feature.’
    • ‘The recording industry has traditionally been skittish about allowing its content to be disseminated by anyone but licensed distributors.’
    • ‘The multiple cameras allow for simultaneous recording and video, which will match data frame-by-frame.’
    • ‘It has been used for a new purpose-built dance studio, a drama suite and recording studios.’
    • ‘You know, most recording studios are in the grimmest of locations.’
    • ‘The unnatural process of modern recording resulted in a soul album that went against the definition of soul.’
    • ‘Pupils will learn recording studio tricks and produce CDs.’
    • ‘In the computer realm, magnetic recording is used on floppy disks, hard disks and magnetic tape as the main method for data storage.’
    • ‘How did this recording process compare to the last one?’
    • ‘These five groups were consecutively recorded using continuous recording on a time-lapse video recorder.’
    • ‘So, I'll return to the dance and recording studios, work on my piano and music degree, and not for one second consider giving up.’
    • ‘Astor returned to his recording studio and switched on his tape recorder.’
    • ‘In addition to fulfilling its expected practical function, the kitchen was also designed as a kind of recording studio.’
    • ‘But it has involved parking a massive mobile recording studio outside my house for two weeks.’
    • ‘Gaisberg summed it up in his memoirs: ‘Caruso was the decoy that brought other hesitating celebrities to our recording studios.’’
    1. 1.1A recorded broadcast or performance.
      • ‘Click on the relevant links to hear Spencer's sound recordings from the trip.’
      • ‘The actual sound used is a recording of a baby's scream played backwards.’
      • ‘Another instrument will be used to provide continuous visual recordings of information from the Ronde Island station.’
      • ‘Unfortunately, after it was completed, I realised that the recording sounded dreadful, and that I definitely need a recordable CD.’
      • ‘The quality of the microphones you use will also determine how good your recordings will sound.’
      • ‘Along the way they took recordings of the sounds of foghorns, lightships, coastguard stations and the voices of those who lived and worked there.’
      • ‘It can make recordings from surrounding sounds, and it can take small pictures.’
      • ‘UV light shows up on film as a bluish haze, which makes the pictures and recordings grainy and indistinct.’
      • ‘I remember the sound recordings of the shots and the crowd panic on an RTE radio news bulletin as clearly as though it were yesterday.’
      • ‘Then they were asked to put on headphones and hit the balls again while a recording of the impact sound played in their ears.’
      • ‘These early recordings give us a reasonably accurate picture of many facets of a pianist's interpretation.’
      • ‘Curiously, copyrights on films and sound recordings are given this favourable tax treatment because such material may not be copied.’
      • ‘While we do pay careful attention to our instrument readings and visual recordings, the tech side can only tell you so much.’
      • ‘The soundtracks extend the analogy by their resemblances to early sound recordings.’
      • ‘Record companies who own the copyright in these sound recordings can't or simply won't license these songs to the digital download sites.’
      • ‘We all agree that the recording sounds better than we imagined.’
      • ‘A speaker is designed to enhance the sound of a recording, and a monitor is designed to give an accurate, uncolored representation.’
      • ‘The sound quality on the recordings is variable.’
      • ‘The recordings sounded as they should, with no crackling or distortion.’
      • ‘Some provide video or voice recordings or pictures of donors as babies.’
      • ‘Local guidelines must be followed when any visual recordings are made of patients.’
    2. 1.2A disc or tape on which sounds or visual images have been recorded.
      • ‘I am pleased to note that sound recordings can be borrowed.’
      • ‘We analyzed only what we perceived as higher quality songs from the tape recordings.’
      • ‘In late 2002 he took possession of tape recordings of a newspaper journalist interviewing Jack Roche.’
      • ‘This morning, the jury had requested tape recordings from a police interview made with him.’
      • ‘The subpoena sought all notes and tape recordings related to his Panthers coverage.’
      • ‘Early tape recordings were not easily marketable because they were also very expensive.’
      • ‘The picture quality on home recordings lags behind that of shop-bought discs, but is streets ahead of VHS.’
      • ‘This evidence, however, did not include the tape recordings and Baxley was not even aware of their existence.’
      • ‘He and Claudia kept in touch through letters and by sending audio tape recordings to each other.’