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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
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GWAR! Ronan Chris Murphy on recording the masters of the Slave Pit

Microphones!

• The Right Mic for You
• The Shure SM57 and Friends
• One Mic—One Song

35th Anniversary Issue!

10 New Reviews:

Hit’n’Mix • KEMPLER • L-Acoustics • Morton Microphones
Slate Digital • Spitfire Audio • Tech 21 • Teegarden Audio
Zeppelin Design Labs
RECORDING Magazine Cover October 2021
Slate Digital Dynamic Duo FG- 2A and Custom Opto

FEATURED REVIEW

Slate Digital FG-2A and Custom Opto

Two new optical contenders join the Virtual Analog Bundle

The Virtual Mix Rack plugin from Slate Digital (reviewed February 2016 and June 2018) is a modular rack enclosure plugin with eight slots that you fill with your choice of unique Slate audio processors to build your own custom channel strips. The latest VMR additions include two takes on the most classic optical compressor of all time: the Teletronix LA-2A—one a meticulous recreation of a great sounding original, and another that blows up the blueprint to add modern features for added flexibility.
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A Basic Mic Primer Sennheiser

FEATURED ARTICLE

A Basic Mic Primer

The mic is the center of the recording studio, and it pays to know how they work and what they do.

The recording industry is changing rapidly, but there’s one area where the technology is pretty much the same as it always was—microphones. While it’s true that better mics are available at lower prices than ever, it’s also true that vintage models and designs are still the most sought-after options for recording today. READ FULL ARTICLE

Shure Rolls Out Third-party Integration and Control With Aaton Digital and Sound Devices for Axient® Digital Dual-channel Portable Wireless Receiver

Hi-Res Online Showroom Puts Manufacturer Demos in Consumers’ Pockets

Hi-Res Online Showroom Puts Manufacturer Demos in Consumers’ Pockets

Orchestral Tools SINEplayer

Updated Orchestral Tools SINEPlayer Continues to Evolve, Now Accessible to Pro Tools Users

IK Multimedia Announces the T-RackS TASCAM Tape Collection

IK Multimedia Announces the T-RackS TASCAM Tape Collection

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: John McCracken   Title: Prayer Genre: Acoustic

 

In his production notes, Warren tells us that ’Prayer’ is a song that he’s had for quite some time and that he intended to leave it as a legacy recording for his daughter and grandchildren—the arts are wonderful in that capacity! While no one would confuse the recording for a commercial studio production, the fact that Warren tracked it on his smartphone software is still rather astounding, given that many of us cut our teeth on analog tape machines that cost tens of thousands of dollars, used tape that ran three hundred bucks per four songs, and took two people to carry! 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