We also discuss current trends in computer hardware, mention upcoming OS trends, offer a great article on drum replacement in Pro Tools using Beat Detective, and talk about moving audio projects between DAWs. We even have reviews on computer interfaces, control surfaces, and an inexpensive and unusual product that costs less than $30 but could save you thousands...!
If you're not all that into computer recording, fear not... there's a marvelous article on getting the famous Mark Knopfler/Robert Cray bluesy Strat sound in your recordings, over a dozen reviews including new speakers and an intriguing new large-condenser microphone, Readers' Tapes with Marty Peters, an interview with a home-studio ace who's now scoring not one but two major TV series, and much more. Whether or not you make your music with a computer, you'll find stuff to make you think, try new ideas, and come away smiling... all in the September RECORDING!
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Tube preamps add character to a flexible FireWire interface.
Building a project studio can entail a lot of purchases. A minimal “modern” system needs a number of different products: computer audio interfaces, several differe......Expand
A new biamplified monitor brings big sound to budget rooms.
The bi-amped and magnetically shielded CX5 sits in the middle of the Studiophile range from M-Audio, a new design that supplements but does not replace the company’......Expand
A classic look at an affordable price—does the sound deliver?
Quick—take a look at this mic. Can you tell me what it is? Surprise—you are looking at the Gauge ECM-87. With a body shape (and even a model number) meant to remi......Expand
This entry-level DAW packs one heck of a punch, and we have a fully-mixed song created in our first two hours to prove it!
I was first introduced to Mixcraft at Winter NAMM in 2008. From the time that I got to play with it t......Expand
Real control that fits in your laptop bag
Let’s say you have a successful computer recording rig and you’re interested in going mobile. You want to be able to offer some of the same services you have in your home studio to y......Expand
The Indigo experience—slimmer, faster, sexier
Many recent articles in Recording Magazine have discussed mobile applications of recording. Given that most laptops are fully outfitted with USB and FireWire ports, the mobile en......Expand
Jan Stevens creates audio for everything from Scrubs to Samantha Who?, and he does it all from home. How? We ask -- he tells.
The music you hear on television these days rarely was recorded on the “sound stage” of yesteryear......Expand
It's all here -- upgrade reviews for Cubase 5, SONAR 8, and Pro Tools 8, an overview of current computer-recording offerings, a look at future prospects, and a quick survey of developments in hardware and operating systems. A snapshot of the state......Expand
In this month’s Drum Column we start a 2-part look at making drums behave in your Pro Tools DAW. Mark Hornsby’s ready with the enlightenment...
Of the numerous ways to edit drums in Pro Tools, the most immediate one that com......Expand
We wrap up our series on famous guitar tones with a sound made famous on many blues and rock hits. Let’s get out... of phase, that is.
This month we’re going to look at one very specific tone from one specific guitar—the fam......Expand
In this month’s DAW Details, Gary Eskow does a friend a favor, and finds out the hard way that moving files from one audio program to another isn’t always trivial....
Are you one of those highly experienced engineer types wh......Expand