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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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2021 Summer NAMM Report on the latest and greatest gear!

Monitoring, Mixing & Mastering

• EQ in the Box
• Marc Urselli on Managing the Mix
• The Mastering Engineer—Friend or Foe?

13 New Reviews:

Ableton • Amphion • Austrian Audio • Avid
BABY Audio • Empirical Labs • FabFilter • Focal
KRK • Massenburg Designworks • Output
Overloud • Solid State Logic
RECORDING Magazine Cover September 2021
KRK Classic 7

FEATURED REVIEW

KRK Classic 7

A familiar sound, now in a 7″ monitor at an unbelievable price

familiar face is back with the KRK Classic 7. KRK has extended the Classic line to include 7″ and 8″ options along with the original 5″ model. While it’s essentially the third generation ROKIT recommissioned, the Classic monitor’s streamlined features and lower price point make this an appealing choice for anybody looking for a no-frills, great-sounding studio monitor that has stood the test of time. READ FULL REVIEW

IK Multimedia iLoud Monitors

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 forget just how critical this is, and to get lost in the fun of… READ FULL ARTICLE

Erica Synth Perkons

Erica Synths Unleashes its Newest Creation at Superbooth 2021: PĒRKONS

PMC new loudspeaker

PMC Launches A New Loudspeaker Range That Sets The Gold Standard For Studio Monitoring

David Bowie celebrated with limited edition Bowie Stylophone

David Bowie celebrated with limited-edition Bowie Stylophone

Amphion Atmos Solution

Beautifully Immersive: Amp400.8 Multi-Channel Power Amplifier – the Amphion | Atmos Solution

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!

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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