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September 2013 (Digital Available)
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September 2013 (Digital Available)

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This September, Recording turns its attention to the question of improving your studio in a variety of ways. We tackle the topics of room acoustics, monitoring, cabling, and more, in ways that you'll find handy and inspiring!

He's worked with artists like Quincy Jones, Stevie Wonder, George Duke, Youssou N'Dour, and Stanley Clarke, and has been a voice of reason and sanity in the often-hyped world of studio monitoring for many years; in this issue we tap into the wit and wisdom of Peter Chaikin on straightforward strategies for monitoring in a small studio.

And that's not all -- we welcome four new authors this month! LA-based engineer and performer Eleanor Goldfield brings us a practical look at maintaining your studio's cabling; Boulder-based engineer/producer John McVey with takeaway tips on getting the best sound from a session that has problems; California-based acoustician Bruce Black talks about the tips and tools for soundproofing rooms; and from Arizona, Jess Repanshek shows us how a musician turned his backyard shed into a fantastic studio. And long-absent acoustics/construction contributor Matt Seiler returns with a lovely DIY piece on using drywall as a practical acoustical wall treatment.

This issue features reviews on new monitors from Emotiva Pro, a first look at Drawmer's new monitor controller, MOTU's latest audio interface, an usual mic from Ashman Acoustics, a new preamp from Sontronics, and FXpansion's latest effects plug-in, the haunting and lovely Bloom... not to mention first looks at Avid Pro Tools 11 and Apple Logic Pro X!

All this plus our regular features, an in-depth look at equalization in Eric Ferguson's Recording Fundamentals, Readers' Tapes with Marty Peters, and more. If you're trying to get the best sound and the best performance out of your studio, you can't afford to miss the September Recording!


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