It's May! That means Spring is in the air, school's almost out, and it's time once again for our annual Songwriters' Special Issue! This May, we don't disappoint, as we bring you a great collection of reviews and advice with songwriters in mind... if you write your own songs and want to record them, now's the best time yet to pick up RECORDING.
In this issue, we bring you interviews with proven hitmakers who've won Grammies and topped the Billboard charts. Their advice doesn't take a million-dollar studio, either; you can benefit from the success and genius of Rob Chiarelli and Sebastian Arocha Morton in your very own home setup. If their ideas work for the Jonas Brothers, LeAnn Rimes, Madonna, Santana, Seal, and Sting, they'll work for you too!
We have great advice on recording solid pop guitar tracks that work with vocals, an article on turning your live gigs into music demo recordings, and a report from the South By South West 2009 festival. And a dozen product reviews over everything from songwriter-friendly microphones to portable high-quality preamps and the latest version of the songwriter's best friend, the MasterWriter songwriting software package.
You'll also find our monthly columns, Readers' Tapes with Marty Peters, and a whole lot more. The May RECORDING has plenty of cool stuff for the songwriter in YOU!
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?