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December -- it's time for RECORDING's Holiday Gift Guide for 2013! You'll find lots of great gift ideas for that recording musician in your life... yes, even if it's you.
REC's Gift Guide is unique in that the products featured aren't regurgitated press releases; every write-up in the Gift Guide is a review with real results, so you can buy with confidence. This year, readers can look forward to reviews of cool products from Apogee, Blue, Eventide, Gefen, ICON, Radial Engineering, Royer, Sonnox, and more. There's also a survey of cool new headphones and in-ear monitors for your listening enjoyment from firms like Shure, Reid and Heath Acoustics, Myth Labs, CAD Audio, and AIAIAI.
We also offer extensive reviews of many audio products that are sure to spark your purchasing interest. Sony's new Sound Forge 11 and SpectraLayers Pro 2 make a killer combination on your Windows DAW; KRK's newest Rokit monitors offer affordable audio quality; Bock's iFET is an extraordinary new take on a classic mic heritage; PreSonus offers a solid-state channel strip with a notable new preamp design; and the new QuNexus from Keith McMillen Instruments is an extraordinarily expressive controller that fits in your laptop bag. These products fill out an issue that's sure to provide recording musicians holiday cheer.
Also featured in this issue, Eric Alexandrakis walks us through the remixing of a Depeche Mode track from the band's new album; Bruce Black introduces us to a practical and useful way to control low end in our studios; and Eric Ferguson brings us a very special Recording Fundamentals.
All this plus our regular columns, Readers' Tapes with Marty Peters, and more, make the December RECORDING an issue to remember. For great audio tips and techniques plus the best ideas for the gift-giving season, you won't want to miss it!