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February 2009
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February 2009

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When miking instruments, it's easy to get into a rut, or to feel that the gear you have isn't adequate to the job at hand. Either way, your music just doesn't end up sounding as cool as you know it could be. Fortunately, RECORDING is here to help you out, with a whole issue full of cool and inventive miking tips and techniques to get your miking mojo risin'.

In this issue, you'll learn how to turn an old upright piano, even one that's beat-up and out of tune, into a valuable adjunct to your computer recording rig. You'll get tips on capturing the vibe of a live concert in the studio... and on getting studio-quality recordings from a live band at a show. You'll even learn the ups and downs of working with a USB microphone. We have articles on maximizing your vocal sessions, working with multiband dynamics on guitars, and more... even a fascinating glimpse into the world of East Indian Kirtan folk music, and how a famous Kirtan player is capturing world-class tracks in her home studio with affordable gear.

All this plus over a dozen great reviews, our monthly columns, Readers' Tapes with Marty Peters (now online), and much more. Turn your mics into magic with the help of the February RECORDING! Pick it up now on the newsstand... and so you get your next issue early (and save on cost), why not hit the big red Subscribe Now button on this page and have RECORDING delivered to your door each month?

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