What does a recording session look like from the vocalist's point of view? What happens when a seasoned singer meets an engineer who wants to change how she records her voice -- Magic, or mayhem? Jazz chanteuse Kendra Shank discusses her latest album, Mosaic, and how a new vocal mic wandered into her studio and shook things up.
Joe Albano brings us a great look at how to mingle tracks from a highly proficient lead vocalist with backing vocals from band members who are... shall we say... not so proficient? Rick Barrio Dill talks about coast-to-coast recording sessions with a vocalist hundreds of miles from his band. And we review a lovely vocal mic from MXL and a fun new vocal processor from Electro-Harmonix, too.
And if you want something that's not vocal, we have you covered. In July, we bring you a look at the guitar tone of Stevie Ray Vaughan, a classic bass recording with Carol Kaye, a Mix Workshop on guitar effects, and a hefty helping of in-depth reviews, from the instant satisfaction of the Alesis MasterControl to the deep and detailed perfectionism of Focal's CMS65 monitors, from the portable power of the Audio-Technica ATH-M35 headphone to the widespread wonder and weirdness of Urs Heckman's latest plug-in masterpiece, the enigmatic Uhbik. All this and more, from the voice to the tracks surrounding it... all in the July Recording!
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High-quality audio interfacing, a control surface, and much more... and it practically sets itself up for you.
When you want to record and mix music on your computer, you have a fair number of options, in the form of a fair ......Expand
Unflinching sonic accuracy in a small-format active speaker.
French speaker maker Focal’s Twin6 Be studio monitors made an impression in our July 2008 issue, when reviewer Justin Peacock called them a “kick in the pants” tha......Expand
Audio-Technica’s updated headphone design, the ATH-M35, adds portability to power.
Way back in November 2002, I reviewed the ATH-M30 by Audio-Technica, a model that’s still on the market and still well-liked for its excellen......Expand
This new solid-state mic combines vintage looks with a useful modern sound.
Headquartered in El Segundo, California, Marshall Electronics, the company behind the MXL brand, is known as a manufacturer of, among many other pro......Expand
U-He Uhbik multieffects bundle.
Mr. Urs Heckmann is at it again, with a plug-in package named for the science fiction novel Ubik by Philip J. Dick. Uhbik may not be “a universe in a spray can” like the original Ubik was, but......Expand
Big Fish Audio Jazz City and Jazz Drums
Big Fish Audio’s Jazz City is a construction kit whereas Jazz Drums is a drum loop collection. Both seek to capture a traditional jazz sound...
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Learn how to deal with blending vocal tracks from the lead singer and his backing guys who are not on the same level of vocal proficiency—create a magic blend against all odds.
Vocals are typically the most up-front element ......Expand
Recording vocals in an Internet world—putting together voices with an engineer on one coast and a singer on the other.
I love technology—it never sits still. It is no longer difficult to work on recording projects with peopl......Expand
In the final instalment of our look at creating great guitar mixes, we lay down rules and guidelines for mixing guitars with effects.
It has been a few months since the first two instalments in this series—time to catch up a......Expand
In Part 2 of our new series on famous guitar players and their tones, we learn about the strong hands and golden ears of Stevie Ray Vaughan.
To continue our look at classic guitar tones, let’s turn to a player with a distinc......Expand
Studio ace Carol Kaye made a decision to risk never working with a top-flight arranger again, in order to put magic into a classic pop tune. Learn about “The Way We Were”...
With so many great bassists and so many great song......Expand
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