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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

DAWs, Reverbs, & Effects!

• Get in touch with your DAW
• Making Room–REC’s Reverb Roundup
• 36 Developers Pick Their Favorite Effect

Tracking and Mixing Lucette’s New Album: Deluxe Hotel Room

10 New Reviews:

Arturia • AVID Technology • Best Service • Cherry Audio
•Goodhertz
LaChapell Audio • LiquidSonics • MOTU
PreSonus • Reverb Foundry • SSL
Steinberg • u-he
Universal Audio • UVI • VahallaDSP • Wave Arts • Waves

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Steinberg AXR4 Thunderbolt 2 Audio Interface

FEATURED REVIEW

Steinberg AXR4 Thunderbolt 2 Audio Interface

Steinberg hits hard with a well-connected, impeccably designed, high-resolution audio interface

Steinberg is one of the world’s premier DAW developers and it excels at audio interface design as well (check out the UR series). Steinberg is part of the Yamaha Corporation family, and its hardware line rides the mothership that makes Yamaha digital and analog mixers an industry standard. READ FULL REVIEW

Stella A Cappella

FEATURED ARTICLE

Why Clarity Matters

Knowing where distortion creeps into your signal is the first step toward removing it—and vastly improving your sound

We all want our recordings to sound like the Big Guys’ studios Downtown. Ocean Way. Trident. Muscle Shoals. Hit Factory. We want that big sound, that clean, clear, driving, high energy, smooth, alive, and suave sound that spells professionalism and (we hope) sells records.
READ FULL ARTICLE

Blackbird Studio with ATC Monitors

NASHVILLE’S BLACKBIRD STUDIO MAKES NO SMALL PLANS: BUILDS OUT FOR DOLBY ATMOS MUSIC WITH 15 ATC MONITORS, 6 ATC SUBWOOFERS, AND HOSTS NAMM LISTENING PARTY

Antelope Orion Studio

Antelope Audio advances acclaimed audio interface series with workhorse Orion Studio Synergy Core ‘hot-rod’

Radial SW8-USB

Radial Engineering Announces New SW8-USB Auto-Switcher and USB Playback Interface Now Shipping

Berklee Teams Up With Steinberg

Berklee College of Music Teams Up with Steinberg to Enrich the Educational Experience with Cubase

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: Timo Title: Water and Trees Genre: Folk

 

“Water and Trees” is an acoustic folk ballad written, produced, recorded, and mixed by Timo Pulkkinen aka Timo. That’s him on lead vocals, acoustic guitar, double bass, flute, and drums. Jepa Lambert provided background vocals, Pekka Peltonen played mandolin, and Jaakko Kiikeri rounded things out on electric guitar. The arrangement was a group effort, and the finished mix was mastered by Pauli Saastamoinen at Finnvox Studios in Helsinki. READ THE FULL REVIEW

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