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february issue of recording magazine


February is Vocal month at RECORDING, and we have a great slate of reviews and articles to help you make the most of your vocal tracking!


Marc Urselli is a multiple Grammy®-winning engineer who regularly tracks with world-class artists. In this issue, we bring you a comprehensive article about Marc’s approach to vocal tracking, from the singer and the mic to the final result. His suggestions are approachable and handy for every recording musician, and we’re thrilled to have him share his wisdom with our readers. [READ NOW]

Also in this issue: Aaron J. Trumm follows up on his promise to bring you the information you need on optimizing your Windows PC for the best possible audio performance. He told you how to build it… now he’s telling you how to make it fly! [READ NOW]

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The start of the vocal recording chain is the microphone, and this issue features a huge slate of in-depth mic reviews with an emphasis on capturing vocals with plenty of magic and character. You can look forward to Paul Vnuk’s ears-on reviews of the Earthworks SV33, Manley Reference Silver [READ NOW], LEWITT LCT 540 SUBZERO, Placid Audio Carbonphone RU-80, and Wasaphone Mk2, as well as a look at Universal Audio’s new mic models for the recently-reviewed Townsend Labs Sphere modeling microphone [READ NOW].

Beyond the mic, we have reviews of the RME Babyface Pro high-end audio interface [READ NOW], Mäag Audio’s latest compressor, the JHS Colour Box 500 [READ NOW], an incredible mastering EQ from Maselec, Steinberg WaveLab 9.5, a look at the QSC TouchMix-30 Pro digital mixer in a studio setting, and the world premiere look at Chandler Limited’s newest 500 Series modules [READ NOW].

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Also in this issue: Readers’ Tracks with Marty Peters, Studio 101 with Darwin Grosse [READ NOW], our regular monthly columns, and much more. If you want to get the most out of every vocal track and make your songs shine, you can’t afford to miss out on the February RECORDING!

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