Miking technique. It’s what recording is all about, and it’s not always straightforward. In the April issue we take you from bluegrass instruments to archtop guitars to drum demos to the inside of a next of angry hornets... all with mics in hand and an ear toward killer sound. Working with three or more guitarists in a rock band? Trying to put a nervous singer at ease with unusual tricks? It’s all here.
And that’s not all—we wrap up our NAMM show coverage, interview Chris Cox about his remixes of megastar Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus, pack in some pretty remarkable product reviews... and round out the issue with a Fade Out that’s sure to ruffle some feathers.
All this plus our monthly columns, Song Production in Pro Tools with Mark Hornsby, Readers’ Tapes with Marty Peters, and much more. Find your tone with the March Recording!
Blue Woodpecker Ribbon Microphone |
An active ribbon design—the best of both worlds?
CAD Signature Mic Bundles |
Al Di Meola and Joe Satriani each endorse a different pair of mics—we use them on acoustic and electric guitar.
Plug-In Outlet |
Cycling ’74 Hipno.
Reviewed and Revisited |
Apple Logic Studio—new features and bundled content.
Recording’s Showcase of Sounds |
IK Multimedia SampleMoog; Sony Sound Series Vital Drums—The Vitale Collection.
Once Over—Reviews in Brief |
RŘDE M3 condenser mic; Sony PCM-D50 handheld digital recorder; RealTraps Portable Vocal Booth; AKG MicroMics; Monster Cable Cable•It; Hosa Technology Astro-Grip.
Chris Cox Remixes Hannah Montana |
The Disney superstar’s latest album becomes a dance megamix, and ace remixer Cox walks us through the complexities.
2008 Winter NAMM Show Report |
Part 2 of 2 with manufacturers from P to Z—more cool gear from Anaheim.
Miking Bluegrass Instruments |
Know the style—know the instruments.
Recording The Archtop Guitar |
Once a staple of acoustic music, this beautiful instrument requires special care.
Now it’s time to capture the all-important vocal tracks; read all about it and follow along with our downloadable content!...Expand
Recording’s Drum Column |
A way to add drum sounds to a demo if you don’t play drums.
Recording’s Vocal Column |
The singer wants to sing in the control room—here’s how to get a keeper take.
Miking in the Great Outdoors—For Sound Design And Fun! |
Capturing audio outside the studio can be easy and rewarding.
Recording’s Guitar Column |
Recording a band with three guitarists—diaster or triumph?