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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
• 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
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…
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.
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.
REC’s six monthly Sound Advice bulletins offer great advice:
- On Vocals: Useful advice on recording the best vocals.
- On Guitars: Miked or direct, electric or acoustic, ways to capture great guitar sounds.
- On Drums: Great techniques for recording drums.
- On Mastering & Mixing: Practical mastering topics for at-home users and tips on how to mix better songs.
- On Acoustics: Learn how to make your room sound better.
- On Digital Audio: All about digital and computer audio.