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Making Mics Better

A retrofit upgrade for many Chinese mics Scott Dorsey "Shanghai Mike is known all along the Yangtze for his dastardly ways.” —AjD, not Warren Zev There is a large number of manufacturers currently se... Read More...
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The Well-Balanced Mic Closet

Everything your mic closet needs, and then some... By Paul Stamler What's the biggest difference between a beginner’s home studio and a professional, “Downtown” studio While a beginner’s equipment may al... Read More...
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Oktava MC-219/319 Upgrades

Mechanical and electronic modifications By Scott Dorsey   As my earlier article on modifying the Oktava 012 microphones seems to have gained some degree of popularity, a number of people have asked ... Read More...
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Newsletters

Subscribe to REC’s monthly e-newsletters—for free!   SOUND ADVICE REC’s seven monthly Sound Advice e-newsletters offer great advice: On Vocals: Useful advice on recording the best vocals. On Gui... Read More...
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DIY Mastering

When mastering is usually the province of pros —why do it yourself? By Darwin Grosse   In this issue of Recording, you will read about different aspects of the fine art of mastering, mostly from p... Read More...
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Tracking and Mixing for Solid Lows

How to get a great low end in your tracks. By mtfloyd   The quest for phat low end begins with recording and continues through the mixing and even mastering processes. The end goal is a low end th... Read More...
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Recording Quotes

From the pages of RECORDING, here you'll find thoughts, tips, and classic tribulations from many of our industry's top Recording Artists, Engineers, Producers, Legends, and more.“We were doing a song, ‘Dead Rat... Read More...
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Vocal Session Tips

A successful Los Angeles producer/engineer opens his bag of tricks By Greg Ogan   Working as a mainstream music producer in LA, I’ve been fortunate enough to produce and engineer a plethora of vocal... Read More...
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Vocal Performance

By Beto Hale In this issue, several of my colleagues have gone to great lengths to share their expertise on how to tweak your vocals to obtain the best possible sound using the gear you have. They’ve expla... Read More...