You'll find fascinating articles on alternative distribution, selling your work to music libraries, and even an intriguing look at how—and why—you might want to make your music available for free. There's lots of cool food for thought here... maybe you'll find your path to music-making success.
Also in this issue: a very enlightening interview from ace remixer/DJ Chris Cox on his latest work for Christina Aguilera, full of editing tips you can use in your home studio; a look at the many fascinating software and soundware products on display at NAMM 2009, continuing our show coverage from last issue; an eye-opening tutorial removing seemingly impossible noises from tracks with Adobe Audition 3; and a whole slate of cool reviews, from pocket-sized field recorders to heavyweight audiophile modules and rack gear.
You'll also find our monthly columns, Readers' Tapes with Marty Peters, and a whole lot more. Get beyond the CD—and get successful—with the help of the April RECORDING!
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This affordable multi-effects processor plays nicely with your computer.
There was a time when the words “Lexicon” and “entry-level” weren’t exactly compatible. Lexicon made its reputation decades ago as the firm behind the very pow......Expand
Professional-grade field recording or ultimate portability—you decide.
When you look at portable digital recorders, you weigh advantages in one area vs. shortcomings in another, in an attempt to find a model that best fits your plan......Expand
The Grace Design m101 updates a popular mic preamp with enhanced performance.
I first got to know Grace Design in 2001 when a friend loaned me a Model 201 for a location recording session. It was early in my audio career and I hadn’......Expand
An audio innovator applies his unique vision to an eq rack processor.
Question: When is an eq not an just eq?
Answer: When it comes from the creative mind of Empirical Labs’ Dave Derr, and comes out of the box with a ......Expand
This 500-Series module has a sound so big it needs an extra rack slot to hold it all.
Talk to any gear designer and they’ll tell you: AC power is critical to good audio. If you have low voltage or a crappy power supply, it’s hard to......Expand
A high-end headphone with the unique Ultrasone sound.
The PRO 900 is the latest headphone by Ultrasone, the German firm that pioneered a new driver alignment system it called S-Logic. In S-Logic, the drivers are slightly angled so t......Expand
SONiVOX’s Anatomy is a Native Instruments Kontakt 2 sample library, based on sounds produced by the human body. The package does not include a Kontakt player, so you have to have Kontakt 2 or 3 already installed on ......Expand
Last month, we rushed to print right after January’s NAMM Show with a roundup of recording hardware products on display in Anaheim. This month, we wrap up our show coverage with a look at recording software, plug-ins, virtual instruments, sound li......Expand
What if your road to success doesn't involve turning a pile of jewelcases into a pile of dollars?
Pardon me while I take off my Editor’s hat for a moment and speak to you as one of the community served by this magazine: a musician w......Expand
An introduction to a whole world of clients eager for your music—no CD required.
“Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity”. That’s a quote that really rings true for the music business. Success in the music business ......Expand
Not only do we examine a famous bass track from history this month, but we get an interesting look at a modern re-creation.
This month’s column will be a bit different than earlier ones; where we’ve been talking primarily about how ......Expand
Adobe Audition 3 allows some pretty miraculous fixes with its spectral editing tools. A rude noise in the middle of a sensitive ballad? No problem!
Recording live performance is one of the most difficult recording jobs available. Cr......Expand
Using a wireless system in the control room yields unexpected benefits.
Christmas has come and gone and each year I like to buy myself a little present. This year I bought myself a Shure PGX guitar wireless system so I could play th......Expand