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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

Self Made Sisters: In the studio with Larkin Poe

Electric Guitar

Miked or Modeled—Make it Great!

• Get the Most Out of Your Virtual Amp
• The Guitar Sounds of Carl Verheyen
• Creating a Guitar-Based Studio

12 New Reviews:

Bettermaker • DACS • Eventide • Gauge Precision Instruments • IK Multimedia • Mackie • Radial Engineering • Soyuz • TASCAM • Toontrack • TWA Effects • UK Sound

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TASCAM Series8p Dyna

FEATURED REVIEW

TASCAM SERIES 8p Dyna

A well-connected and affordable eight-channel microphone preamp with built-in compression

The TASCAM SERIES 8p Dyna is a comprehensive eight-channel microphone preamplifier that features eight analog outputs via TRS or DB-25, dual S/MUX optical outputs, phantom power, word clock I/O, and simple analog compression on every channel. Its connectivity makes it an ideal candidate for growing studios... READ FULL REVIEW

Recording the Drums

FEATURED ARTICLE

A Beginner’s Guide to Miking Drums

Kit setup, working with the drum room, mic choice, and more!

One look at a professional multitrack track list should make the complexity and importance of capturing a good drum kit sound obvious. Even the most conservative approach to a good drum kit recording will consume at least three tracks, but more often… READ FULL ARTICLE

Daking Comp II

For Today’s Fast Workflow It’s the New Analog Daking Comp Ii
for Musical-sounding Compression With Minimal Setup

TASCAM model 12 workstation

TASCAM Announces New VAMP Function for the Model 12 Integrated Production Suite

IK Multimedia Z-Tone Buffer Boost Z-Tone DI

IK Multimedia Z-TONE® Buffer Boost and Z-TONE DI professional guitar accessories offer advanced tone-shaping

Output Releases Interactive Distortion Effect, THERMAL

Output Releases Interactive Distortion Effect, THERMAL

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: BlueRick Title: Meth Head  Genre: Rock, Country, Reggae

 

Rock, country, reggae—that covers a lot of territory! First up, we feel the need to reassess Rick’s description of his submission. We’ve listened to a lot of reggae over the years, and none of it ever had this rhythm. Rock and country? Sure. Reggae? No. OK. Now that we’ve cleared that up, let’s look at some of the issues that are keeping this recording from its full potential. Sonically, there’s a large disparity between the snappiness and volume of the drums, juxtaposed with muddy bass and vocal tone, with the guitars somewhere in between. Starting with the programmed drums, the snare has a brittle sound. The tom fills, while nicely panned, are too loud in relation to the rest of the kit. The fact that the fills never vary lend a programmed vibe that could have been mitigated by occasionally changing theREAD 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