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The path to success can get tricky if you're a recording songwriter, and RECORDING is here to help. Our November issue is packed full of useful guidance that will help you get from your studio to the big time, courtesy of successful songwriters and producers from across the industry.
As half of the country duet Sugarland, Kristian Bush has made an indelible mark on the songwriting world with his award-winning, top-selling hits. As prime mover behind the Atlanta-based songwriting collective Songs Of The Architect, he promotes great songwriting and the benefits of cooperation and networking. In a candid and funny interview, Kristian shares wisdom that will help songwriters reach their goals more quickly and be happier as they get there... while also discussing what it's like to be a video game character!
Closer to home, we have successful producers and songwriters weighing in with practical advice on publishing, promotion, distribution, and more. Eleanor Goldfield returns to our pages with solid advice on the process of taking an album from the studio to the real world, from face-to-face to Facebook. Eric Alexandrakis explains how a demo pitch works and teaches you how to avoid common pitfalls in creating a demo. John McVey weighs in with a hard look at how preproduction pays dividends in the creative process. And Frank Gryner gives us a ringside seat for the gritty, painful reality of a Songwriter Intervention.
And that's not all -- our November issue features plenty of cool products on review, many of which will be great aids to recording songwriters. Joe Albano goes deep into the new features and improvements of Apple's Logic Pro X; Paul Vnuk Jr. shows how DPA Microphones creates handheld vocal mic magic even in the studio, and compares Millennia Media's remarkable NSEQ-4 parametric eq to Universal Audio's plug-in version of the Millennia NSEQ-2; and Lorenz Rychner gives Yamaha's latest series of studio monitors a careful listen and tries out Focal's first-ever professional headphones.
All this plus Eric Ferguson's Recording Fundamentals on the down-and-dirty details of compression, Readers' Tapes with Marty Peters, our regular columns, and more. Whether you're a recording songwriter wondering how you'll get your tunes out into the world, or a studio engineer or recording musician eager to learn the best techniques and the latest technology, you can't afford to miss the November 2013 issue of RECORDING!