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You plug this thing here into that thing there, and music comes out. How hard can it be? Well, it’s not hard, until you can’t get a loud enough signal, or something distorts, or there’s hiss or hum... then that simple act of plugging things in and hooking them up becomes an arcane art. In this issue, Mike Rivers takes a hard look at cabling and signal levels, guiding you through the process of moving audio down the line with maximum quality.
We also have a cool interview on the making of the new 2nd Day Crush album, hands-on drum editing in Pro Tools, an in-depth look at the popular European DAW Samplitude, over 20 new product reviews, a tutorial on Quick Swipe Comping in Apple Logic, and lots more handy advice on pulling your tracks together and making them the best they can be.
All this plus our monthly columns, Song Production in Pro Tools with Mark Hornsby, Readers’ Tapes with Marty Peters, and much more. Grab your tools and start writing—the May Recording will show you how!