And speaking of new gear: the NAMM show in January defied gloomy expectations and served up a huge helping of new equipment for your drooling pleasure. Check out Part 1 of our 2-part show report in the March issue.
Also in this issue, ace producer Jeffrey Wood of Fantasy Studios in San Francisco gives us an enlightening interview on what it means to be a producer in today's music world. There's a lot to learn from this honored industry veteran.
All this plus a slate of cool reviews (one of which you can check out in full right here on the website), our monthly columns, Readers' Tapes, and much more. You can't afford to make mistakes when buying gear these days—let the March RECORDING help you make the right choices!
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A vocal mic with great tone and undeniable wow factor.
Perhaps the most critical microphone in our studio’s closet is the “go-to” vocal microphone. This is often the most expensive microphone in the collection, and is the first micr......Expand
A company famous for speech recorders takes a first step into capturing music.
Olympus makes dozens of pocket-sized recorders for voice recording, analog, digital, some with MP3 players, all roughly the size of the LS-10—but the LS-......Expand
SSL's powerful DSP engine in a portable form—without compromises.
Back in our July 2007 issue, Justin Peacock gave us our first look at the SSL Duende, a based DSP engine, which brings “the SSL sound to those who lack the SSL budget......Expand
Schwa Oligarc; Softube Metal Amp Room; Drumstrip for SSL Duende.
Searching for a diamond in the rough—that’s what hunting for something a little different in the modulation effects category feels like these days. Most of the effects......Expand
A larger woofer yields better bass extension on these affordable nearfield speakers.
The Mackie MR monitor series is a new lineup that’s designed to be more affordable than the flagship HR series, without sacrificing Mackie quality ......Expand
More new gear than we can pack into one issue! We'll start with hardware, and get to software next month. On with the show...
At the 2009 NAMM Show in Anaheim this January 15–18, there were lots of people in the aisles and lots of n......Expand
If you have unused gear lying around and some applications in need of the right equipment, maybe all you need is some ingenuity to tie them together.
I admit it—I hate to spend money. I may be cheap, but call me frugal. I use what I......Expand
Part 2 of the Battle of the Bands—multiband compression, that is. Let’s get creative!
Last time we focused on multiband compression as a corrective measure used to fix problematic guitar tracks, as opposed to viewing it as a viable ......Expand
Is Less the new More? About the value of simplicity, with a tip of the hat towards Timbaland.
It’s time to record some drums. Maybe you have a home studio and all of your best drum mics are set up and ready to go. Or, maybe instead,......Expand
Buying new stuff for your studio can be rewarding and fun... but these techniques will keep you from regretting that trip to the store.
Wow, do I like gear! Microphones, processors, computers, amplifiers, guitars, speakers, and plug......Expand