The practice of recording a track, or tracks, in small segments, say one phrase at a time. So-called because the engineer spends so much time “punching” the record button.
"Many thanks for transfering my 1933 Australian 78 rpm recording of "Jacko, the Broadcasting Kookaburra" to CD. Jacko sounds as good as he must have in the studio way back then, with wonderful fidelity and nary a snap, crackle or pop. Bravo!"