From Chicago comes a fascinating story of two musicians who converted a walk-in basement into a music-lesson/rehearsal studio, and the engineer who took the space the extra mile and made it into a recording space suitable for the duoâs latest CD. Bob Emmet begins a two-part series on exchanging files between studios, a common practice in the modern studio era that doesnât have to end in tears. We review a variety of affordable and amazingly handy studio problem solvers from the Australian geniuses at SM Pro Audio, not to mention an all-in-one desktop recording solution from Cakewalk and a powerful monitor-optimization tool from JBL (not to mention the monitors that go with it!). And studio acoustics expert Brian Gadson fills us in on the wonders of the mysterious substance known as Green Glue....
Also in this issue, we take you to a studio that doesnât really need much more optimizing, at least if you ask the Beatles: Mark Hornsby tells us about a recent project he did at a little facility known as Abbey Road. And we review a new tube mic from AKG, a field recorder from Alesis, plug-ins from Sonnox and Lexicon, Waldorfâs powerful Largo software synthesizer, and more.
Thereâs an easy DIY project, a look at the less-famous but amazingly feature-laden DAW software Reaper from Cockos, the latest instalment in our music-business series âItâs Your MusicâKnow The Lawâ, and much more. Maximize your studioâs potential with the tips, tools, and tricks in the October RECORDING!
A beginner-friendly audio interface and control surface, complete with software and powerful effects processing.
Have you ever been hit by inspiration in a place far away from your giant desktop DAW and monitors? Next time t......Expand
AKGâs few tube mics are classics... how does this affordable new entry hold up?
Throughout the companyâs long history as a major player in microphone design, with classics such as the C 414, C 451, and the Holy Grail C 1......Expand
Three affordable tools that will be heroes in your optimized studio.
SM Pro Audio isnât a household name in the United States yet, but it should be. This Australian firm makes a wide variety of worthwhile pro audio tools t......Expand
A host of under-the-hood extras enhance this portable digital recorder.
The Alesis PalmTrack joins a number of pocket-sized handheld recorders, the kind that comes with built-in mics and a surprising number of features in a ......Expand
Acoustica Mixcraft 5 adds a wealth of power to the previous version, without sacrificing its efficiency and easy learning curve.
We took a Walking Tour of Acousticaâs Mixcraft 4 in our September 2009 issue, and I was blown......Expand
Lexicon PCM Native Reverb Plug-In Bundle; Sonnox Oxford Transient Modulator and Inflator.
Inevitably when we encounter reviews and discussions of reverb plug-ins, one comparison always rears its head: âDoes it sound like a......Expand
Get to know this powerful and affordable DAW as we create a song from start to finish.
Now is a great time to be making music using a computer, with so many great software choices in a wide range of prices to suit all budget......Expand
Waldorf Largo software wavetable synthesizer.
In the James Bond universe, Ernst Stavro Blofeld is a flamboyant mastermind of international terror, while Emilio Largo is his second-in-commandâbest known for starting the sto......Expand
Last month we opened the discussion of the ways individual songs can earn you money by a look at Mechanical Royalties. This month itâs time for us to consider Performance Royalties, Synchronization Fees and income from Print Fees...
Janice Borla and Jack Mouse are successful recording musicians in the Chicago area. Hereâs how they turned an unfinished basement into a recording studio fit for an album session.
Janice Borla and Jack Mouse have a variety......Expand
A recording session in the legendary tracking room requires considerable preparationâthere are lessons here that even beginners can take to their first recording gigs.
With recording technology the way it is today, it seem......Expand
In the first of two parts, we discuss how easy it is to share music files between studios nowadays... and warn of places where you can still get tripped up.
Exchanging project files between studios no longer needs to be a pr......Expand
A funny name for a funny-looking product that is quietly revolutionizing the process of studio sound control. You canât afford to not know about it!
When Recordingâs editor asked me about the new substance called Green G......Expand
A piece of masonite, a saw, and a drill, and youâre in business prettying up your racks.
Iâm not one for making changes for changesâ sake, but recently the time came to finally bite the bullet and make some hardware up......Expand