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In the August issue of RECORDING, we take a good look at recording bands as bands, not just as individual players captured one at a time. With today's emphasis on live performance and being able to share and even sell live recordings, capturing a great live show has become a priority like never before, and studio users are also beginning to rediscover the magic of capturing a band's energy and interaction in the studio... and this issue covers both approaches to live band recording!
Paul Vnuk Jr. has been capturing live bands from the stage for many years, and his expertise is on display in a great article for beginners and experienced FOH engineers alike. Paul moves from the old methods of splitters and snakes to modern recording-friendly consoles, with solutions from the high-end to the highly affordable.
Sven-Erik Seaholm's studio in California has a long list of great-sounding albums to its credit, and he's not shy about the fact that he gets these great, organic-sounding yet clean and clear recordings at home. In a detailed article, Sven takes readers from "I can't possibly record a band in my house" to "I didn't realize getting such a great sound could be in reach for me!".
Also in this issue, we conclude Joe Albano's extensive look at guitar recording with great hints for acoustic guitar, peek into the AES Nashville Recording Workshop & Expo for a look at practical approaches to everything from tracking to promotion, and in Recording Fundamentals we begin our journey through the mysteries of equalization.
Product reviews include PreSonus's new ADL700 signal processor, Steinberg's handy and great-sounding UR22 audio interface, unusual and beautiful mics from Ear Trumpet Labs, RODE's handy new iXY stereo mic and RODE Rec recording software for iOS, Audiofile Engineering's unique waveform editor Triumph, a cool new live multitrack recorder from Cymatic Audio, Daking's newest compressor, and more.
Whether you're trying to capture a band's magic at home or at a club, or whether you're just looking for the best tools and techniques to make the best recordings you can, you'll find lots to learn from in the August RECORDING!