One of the hottest trends in modern digital audio is networking -- multiple computers connected to one another and sharing audio at high speed in high resolution, letting a studio work smarter, not harder. Ray Legnini gives us a musician-friendly introduction to the popular Dante networking protocol, and Sean Shannon teaches how to set up multiple control points for your DAW so you can move around your studio and capture your creative moments without being chained to your computer desk.
On the gear side, this issue is overflowing with reviews! We'll bring you updates on the latest and greatest versions of Steinberg Cubase, Cakewalk SONAR, and Ableton Live, as well as interfacing solutions from PreSonus, Radial Engineering, and SPL, new ways to create killer drum tracks from Toontrack and WaveDNA, the latest and greatest new features in iZotope's RX 3 audio restoration software and the MakeMusic Finale scoring/composition package, hot new effects plug-ins, soundware, iOS virtual instruments, cool computer add-ons, and much more. And if you're wondering how you're going to hear all this cool stuff, check out Paul Vnuk's in-depth review of the smashing new Genelec M040 monitors.
And that's not all -- we also include a field report from a fascinating all-night church session with some of the best digital miking gear in the world, a report on working with the Spacial SAM streaming software, Readers' Tapes with Marty Peters, and much more. In or out of the digital world, if you want your tracks to be the best they can be, you won't want to miss the June RECORDING!
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This isn't just an updated version of the popular virtual-drummer software, it's a whole new program inside and out.
For nearly 20 years now, I've followed the submissions to our Readers' Tapes column, looking for relationsh......Expand
New navigation and organization features, fantastic new software instruments... and the return of an old favorite.
It has been just about a year (our June 2013 issue) since I had the pleasure of introducing our readers to Cu......Expand
AI stands for Active Integration, and the under-the-hood power it brings to this compact console is groundbreaking.
When PreSonus introduced their StudioLive 16.0.2 digital mixer (reviewed November 2011), I saw it as a golde......Expand
New effects suites and an unparalleled library of plug-in effects and virtual instruments take this flagship Windows DAW to the next level.
Having used one iteration or another of Cakewalk's sequencing/DAW software ever sinc......Expand
A software reimagining of the infamous Shure Level-Loc limiter brings you surprisingly musical and flexible audio destruction.
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The genre-defining audio restoration suite adds tools for ambience control and dialogue cleanup that are nearly magical.
Now it's time to talk audio cleanup and restoration, as we take a look at iZotope's latest version of t......Expand
From dual-monitor support to a host of great new Push features, this live-performance/composition DAW is maturing beautifully.
We last reviewed Ableton Live in its long-awaited upgrade to version 9 a year ago (June 2013). Th......Expand
The musician-friendly M Series adds a bigger, heftier model with solid low end and an uncompromising audio presentation that will benefit any studio.
A few issues back we took a look at the new M030 monitor speakers from Gen......Expand
More than just a notation program, this composition powerhouse lets songwriters go from notes on paper to fully realized and great-sounding arrangements.
You read that right -- recording musician! With this article I'm not l......Expand
Everything the small studio might need in a compact, user-friendly desktop package, with powerful monitoring and routing options and impeccable sound.
From the original and often-imitated Transient Designer to a wide variety......Expand
Streaming audio presentation is everywhere; if you want to do it professionally, you need the right tool for the job.
For this issue on all matters Digital Audio, our Editor asked me to weigh in on the software I use for my ......Expand
With or without the help of the highly configurable Base controller, this new rhythm creation program offers a depth of control that's almost surreal in its power.
Every once in a while a program comes along that totally bli......Expand
It's surprisingly easy to turn your control-room DAW into a network of virtual workstations that follow you into your tracking rooms. Here's how.
If you are the musician and also the engineer, you have probably found yoursel......Expand
Audio networking may seem futuristic, but it's here now and solving previously impossible problems. Learn about what your studio's future may look like.
Most of us now find recording and mixing digitally a common occurrence ......Expand