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Acoustics and Monitoring

ACOUSTICS AND
MONITORING
Room Acoustics,
Monitoring, Home Studios

On Mics and Miking

ON MICS AND MIKING
Acoustic/Electric Guitar
Bands, Drums, Percussion
Bass, Vocals

On Mastering

ON MASTERING
The Mastering Process
DIY Mastering
Q&A’s

On Mixing

ON MIXING
Drum Mixes
Mix Studio
Multiband Dynamics
Tracking

for songwriters

FOR SONGWRITERS
Microphones
Music Business
Production Techniques
Recording Demos

for your studio

FOR YOUR STUDIO
From The Outside In
Maintenance
Studio Infrastructure

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Join us as we delve into the science and artistry of recording music. From interviews with top engineers, artists, and producers to discussions with inventors and innovators and Q&A sessions where we answer your gear questions, RECORDING PODCAST is all about recording!

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The official online forum for the RECORDING Magazine community! This is the place to share tips and tricks, look at new gear, and ask questions about microphones, monitoring, studio acoustics, signal processing, and more… basically, all things recording studio related.

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Here we expand on some of our magazine’s informative reviews. Read the review, see how we tested the gear, and see/hear it in action for yourself!

Robby Krieger Interview—Savage Soul on Love Street

Recording Guitar!

• Modern Guitar Production
• The Low-Down on Direct Bass
• Know Thy Speaker Cone

 

13 New Reviews

Alesis • Antelope Audio • Barefaced Audio • Eventide
Grace Design • IK Multimedia • Imaginando • LEWITT
Pearl • SAMSystems • SOMA Laboratory • Strymon

Strymon BigSky MX

FEATURED REVIEW

Strymon BigSky MX

Newer, bigger, better skies

In the May 2015 issue, I reviewed the Strymon BigSky, today one of the most popular reverb pedals of the past decade. With additional reverb pedals such as the smaller blueSky V2, the Flint V2 Tremolo & Reverb, plus the experimental NightSky and ambient Cloudburst, one might ask, what could Strymon do next in the world of reverb pedals? Hello BigSky MX.

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A-List Guitar Miking Setups

FEATURED ARTICLE

Capturing That Perfect Tone

An in-depth look at recording electric guitar – with audio examples!

Let’s look at guitar recording methods, from common monophonic miking to more esoteric treatments and emulation technologies.

To aid in demonstration, we conducted a special recording session, following the outline of the article and designed specifically to provide audio samples of the various approaches discussed. The numbered soundfiles referred to below are all from this session and are available for download at the bottom of this page.

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On-Stage’s New ASMS3000 Isolation Shield Improves the Sound of Recordings

On-Stage’s New ASMS3000 Isolation Shield Improves the Sound of Recordings

Free X-Stream Spectral Synthesizer Now Available

Free X-Stream Spectral Synthesizer Now Available

Erica Synths Launches Nightverb Desktop Reverb Unit

Erica Synths Launches Nightverb Desktop Reverb Unit

Digitech®’s JamMan® Solo HD Elevates Phrase Looping Once More

Digitech®’s JamMan® Solo HD Elevates Phrase Looping Once More

Recording’s Readers’ Tracks is where respected engineer and producer Marty Peters listens to your recordings and critiques them, pointing out where and how you can make them better. Listen to the songs, read the reviews, and submit your own materials online via upload.

Artist Name: Chad Fay Robinson   Title: Everything With You   Genre: Rock Ballard

 

Everything with you” is a rock ballad by singer/songwriter Chad Fay Robinson. Robinson played all the instruments and mixed and mastered the track in his home studio. Everything with you” started in Chad Robinsons kitchen while he was watching his wife cook. His wife liked the song, so he finished it and headed to the studio to record. Chad allowed the song to influence his production decisions, giving it a lovely organic vibe to the arrangement that suits the lyrics well. The final mix sounds like a love song written about someone who was in the room. Thats very cool.

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REC’s six monthly Sound Advice bulletins offer great advice:

  1. On Vocals: Useful advice on recording the best vocals.
  2. On Guitars: Miked or direct, electric or acoustic, ways to capture great guitar sounds.
  3. On Drums: Great techniques for recording drums.
  4. On Mastering & Mixing: Practical mastering topics for at-home users and tips on how to mix better songs.
  5. On Acoustics: Learn how to make your room sound better.
  6. On Digital Audio: All about digital and computer audio.

SAMPLE BULLETINS

Sound Advice Guitars Sample
Sound Advice Digital Audio Sample
Sound Advice Drums Sample