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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

RECORDING Podcast: The Podcast for the Recording Musician

In the studio with Hearty Har recording Radio Astro

Studio Monitoring

• Control your Speakers
• Demystifying Acoustics
• A Family of Headphones Compared

11 New Reviews:

Cranborne Audio • Eventide • Ex Machina Soundworks • KRK

Mackie • Neumann • Ocean Way Audio • RME • SPL

RECORDING Magazine Cover March 2021
Ocean Wave Audio HR5 Monitor in studio

FEATURED REVIEW

Ocean Way Audio HR5 Powered Studio Monitor

This unique-looking speaker sounds incredible anywhere in the room

Before the dawn of pro audio brands, most recording studios employed respected technicians and engineers to design and install custom consoles and monitoring systems. One such studio was Ocean Way (originally United Western), and the engineer was Allen Sides. READ FULL REVIEW

Monitors and Monitoring

FEATURED ARTICLE

Monitors and Monitoring—What’s Right For Your Studio

A hard look at the art and science of hearing your music right

In studios of all types and sizes, every decision made—levels, EQ, compression, reverb—is based on what the engineer hears in the studio monitoring system. And that’s not just the speakers, but also the physical environment—the room itself. It can be easy to…  READ FULL ARTICLE

PreSonus and Antares partner to offer 3 month sub to auto-tune unlimited

PreSonus and Antares Partner to Offer Three-Month Subscription to Auto-Tune Unlimited

Focusrite Pro hosts RedNet Webinar Certification for CRAS students

Focusrite Pro Hosts RedNet® Certification Webinar Course for CRAS Students

Ableton Live 11

Ableton Live 11 is out now

Rod Abernethy playing guitar

Rod Abernethy Wins Top Honors in 17th Annual Acoustic Music Awards

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: Mailbox Destroyers   Title: Mastermind  Genre: Rock

 

This high energy track is undoubtedly one of the quirkier submissions we’ve received in recent memory! Let’s break it down. The track is listed as indie rock, and it rings with a punky Siouxsie and the Banshees vibe. Presented bone dry and practically in mono due to the minimal sound sources’ centered placement, the recording has a vocal forward, in your face presence. We absolutely love the sound of Ken’s electric guitar here—the classic low-mid humbucker distortion drives the recording like a locomotive. We also dig Penny’s edgy, disaffected vocal performance. While we’re unsure what emulation was used with the Slate VMS ML-1 mic system, it certainly delivers a full, artifact-free sound that suits the track to a T. We can’t help but be enamored by Penny’s unorthodox drum playing—this is not your typical rock performance.

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