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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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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!

Interview: The Immediate Family on their new release Skin In The Game

RECORDING INSTRUMENTS

• The Mics are Listening
• What to Know When You Buy
• Making Do with Just a Few

 

13 New Reviews

Arturia • beyerdynamic • DPA • Drum Workshop
Extinct Audio • Orchestral Tools • PreSonus • Royer Labs
sonible • Sony • Tape It

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JZ Microphones BT202 miking grand piano

FEATURED REVIEW

JZ Microphones BT202

Not your everyday pencil condenser

The BT202 represents the latest offering from JZ Microphones, a Latvia-based company designing microphones since 2007. As the only small diaphragm offering currently in the lineup, the BT202 builds on similar designs from early in the company’s history; the BT201 (released in 2008) featured…

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Miking The Horn Section

FEATURED ARTICLE

Miking The Horn Section

Mic choices, placement, and effects to make your horns sing

A horn section can give a unique emotional impact to an otherwise ordinary track. Hard to describe, easy to hear. Imagine the Beatles’ “Got To Get You Into My Life” without the horn section that opens the song.

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Apogee Celebrates 40 Years of Innovation with Anniversary Edition Groove

Apogee Celebrates 40 Years of Innovation with Anniversary Edition Groove

Spitfire Symphony Orchestra

Spitfire Symphony Orchestra

Orchestral Tools Announces Drones Arkanum Update

Orchestral Tools Announces Drones Arkanum Update

TASCAM Portacapture X8 and X6 Portable Audio Field Recorders Help Michael Fitzgerald Capture Sound Effortlessly

TASCAM Portacapture X8 and X6 Portable Audio Field Recorders Help Michael Fitzgerald Capture Sound Effortlessly

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: dreemeternalmusic   Title: You Belong   Genre: Modern Contemporary Pop/Rock

 

“You Belong” fits well into the modern contemporary pop/rock genre. The drum track is, like many others these days, programmed—but I like that the drums provide a steady beat without getting in the way of the vocalist or the interesting keyboard sounds used on the track.

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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