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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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Join us as we delve into the science and artistry of recording music. From interviews with top engineers, artists, and producers to discussions with inventors and innovators and Q&A sessions where we answer your gear questions, RECORDING PODCAST is all about recording!

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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!

Hugh Padgham Interview: Behind the Gates of the Hitmaker

Record Drums!

• Intro to Drum Recording
• Capturing the Drums of Japan

Inside the Studio with Steve Gadd

 

12 New Reviews

API • EFNOTE • LEWITT • Panda Audio • PreSonus
Roland • sE Electronics • Solid State Logic
Spitfire Audio • Strymon • Toontrack
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LEWITT BEATKIT PRO — A versatile 7-piece drum mic kit with a lot of impact

FEATURED REVIEW

LEWITT BEATKIT PRO

A versatile 7-piece drum mic kit with a lot of impact

Austrian-based LEWITT has made a name for itself since 2009 with its eye-catching, innovative microphones and audio devices. Recently LEWITT upgraded its flagship BEATKIT PRO drum mic package. The BEATKIT PRO comes with seven drum-centric mics tailored for peak percussive performance.

FEATURED ARTICLE

Better Drum Recordings Through Tuning

A drummer who’s also a recording engineer walks us through setting up a kit for the best possible tone

An engineer/recordist with some basic tuning and damping knowledge can really save the day. Start a session with a mediocre-sounding drum kit, and you will in the end have to overprocess in trying to make up for the sound you didn’t fix in the beginning…

READ FULL ARTICLE

IK Multimedia Releases iRig Stream Mic Pro

IK Multimedia Releases iRig Stream Mic Pro

Meyer Sound Introduces 2100-LFC Low-Frequency Control Element

Meyer Sound Introduces 2100-LFC Low-Frequency Control Element

PSI Audio at ISE 2023 with updated A215-M and AVAA C20 demonstration

PSI Audio at ISE 2023 with updated A215-M and AVAA C20 demonstration

Everything you need to start producing immersive audio

Everything you need to start producing immersive audio

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: Rick Lecksell   Title: The Curse   Genre: Folk

 

Rick has submitted a stripped-down acoustic tune here that is squarely in the 1960s Greenwich Village era—the Dylan, Eric Andersen, Phil Ochs vibe is alive! Recorded on a basic Tascam 4-Track (cassette?) machine, this classic folk troubadour, acoustic guitar, harmonica and vocal arrangement focuses on the storytelling.

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