In this issue, we bring you not one, not two, but four great articles about drum recording. Paul J. Stamler puts on his educator's hat and shares a detailed history of how drums were laid down on tape in the good old days, including reproductions of some famous drum sounds as heard on classic albums. Paul Vnuk Jr. discusses how your studio workflow changes when you have a lot of mics for your kit and when you have only a few... or only one. Michael Nickolas explains how drum panning helps create a unified and musical mix. And our Editor, Lorenz Rychner, interviews a host of A-List studio professional drummers about how they get their signature sounds.
And that's not all! In this issue, we review the new MA-300 multipattern tube mic from Mojave Audio; find out what all the fuss is about with the KH 120, the first-ever studio monitor from Neumann; look at an innovative hardware/software keyboard system from Arturia; and have fun with a selection of useful and inspiring iOS apps.
Want more? How about a full report of new products from the 2011 AES Convention in New York City to sharpen your appetite for cool new toys? And how about the debut of a far-reaching new monthly series on audio fundamentals by Eric Ferguson? All this is coming your way, along with our usual monthly features, Readers' Tapes with Marty Peters, in the January RECORDING. Take your drum tracks to the next level in the new year!
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Venerable mic manufacturer Neumann's first entry into the monitor market -- by way of the acquisition of Klein + Hummel.
Announced late in 2010 and shown at trade shows before finally being released a few months ago, the KH ......Expand
A multi-pattern update to the popular tube mic design offers greater flexibility.
I like to think of Mojave Audio as "David Royer's other microphone company" -- the outlet for all of his non-ribbon fare. The Mojave line curr......Expand
Dedicated hardware makes this plug-in synth collection fun and easy to use.
In our August 2008 issue we took a look at an interesting new product from French music-software maker Arturia: the Analog Factory Experience (now r......Expand
We explore the iOS approach to analog synthesis with Korg iMS-20, Moog Animoog, Tempo Rubato NLog Synth PRO, VirSyn iSyn Poly, and Way Out Ware SynthX.
iOS devices have a fair bit of computing power, and it's not surprising ......Expand
New York City hosted the 131st AES Convention, and there was a lot of cool new gear on display. Come with us for a lightning tour of the coolest new products on the show floor.
The 131st AES Convention took place at the Javi......Expand
It's a new year and a new series on the fundamentals of recording music, in both art and science... and we dive right in with a heavy question on a heavy topic: what makes a recording "good"?
Welcome to Recording's new month......Expand
You have a drum kit, or a set of percussion instruments, to record in your room. Do you go with a bunch of mics, or just three or four, or even only one or two? Here's how to make the call and get good results every time.
So you've managed to track a drummer yourself or hire in a professional drummer to lay down live miked drum tracks for your new song. How do you mix them for best effect?
No, wait, don't go! You don't have to skip over readi......Expand
2011 Annual Index |
Wow, we were busy last year! Check out a full list of our features, interviews, and gear reviews.
Read more in the January 2011 issue of RECORDING!