In the academic literature (of linguistics) I often read about the
necessity to record with "high-quality recordings..." and what they
often mean is all based on technical parameters. For instance using a røde
mic, and recording to .wav format at something like 48khz/24bit.
My perspective, and I think some on this list would agree, is that
technical settings on hardware by themselves do not make a "high-quality
recording". My interpretation is that "quality" involves so much more in
terms of sound engineering, such as mic placement, levels like gain (noise
to signal ratio) etc, and composition of the content.
So I am writing a brief squib on this issue, and I would like to
terminologically make a distinction between a "High quality recording" and
a "a well recorded recording". I am wondering if I should contrast the
concepts of "High quality recording" and "High fidelity recording"? What do
you think? Do these terms adequately capture the contrast? Are there other
terms that should be used?
all the best,