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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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Interview with Singer/Songwriter Steven Wilson on THE FUTURE BITES

The Singer and Songwriter

• When creativity strikes
• Loops: writers’ little helper
• How to complete more songs

13 New Reviews:

Audix • Baby Audio • Earthworks • Focal • MXL • OWC • PreSonus
PSP Audioware   • Sennheiser • Spitfire Audio • Toontrack

RECORDING Magazine Cover April 2021
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FEATURED REVIEW

Spitfire Audio Abbey Road One: Orchestral Foundations

Conduct the orchestra of your dreams, in one of the world’s most prestigious rooms

Abbey Road One: Orchestral Foundations from Spitfire Audio is a sample library/virtual instrument designed for workflow efficiency. Musicians and composers can maximize their inspiration and work quickly—even novice orchestrators can now produce… READ FULL REVIEW

Steve Wilson The Future Bites Album Cover

FEATURED ARTICLE

Steven Wilson’s THE FUTURE BITES

ELECTRONIC OBSERVATIONS and SOLILOQUIES for the modern world

For fans of Steven Wilson’s progressive rock-infused solo career, his sixth solo adventure, THE FUTURE BITES, may seem like a bit of an unexpected change in direction. However, to those intimately familiar with his 35+ year career, Wilson has explored these roads before; the dark pop influences…  READ FULL ARTICLE

USC Thornton School of Music Chooses Solid State Logic ORIGIN Analogue Mixing Console for its Prestigious Music Technology Program

USC Thornton School of Music Chooses Solid State Logic ORIGIN Analogue Mixing Console for its Prestigious Music Technology Program

Fuse Audio Labs Dozer Driver

Fuse Audio Labs turns to two iconic guitar pedals to deliver DOZER DRIVE as a plugin-powered fusion

Audeze Partners With Embody to Deliver Reveal+ Virtual Studio Plugin Remaster

Audeze Partners With Embody to Deliver Reveal+ Virtual Studio Plugin Remaster

IK Multimedia AmpliTube MESA/Boogie Triple Rectifier Head

IK Multimedia Giveaway

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: Bob Richardson   Title: Morninglory Road  Genre: Blues

 

This high-octane blues-rock track is firing on all cylinders straight out of the gate. Starting from the bottom up, Bob has done a bang-up job on his drum programming via the Addictive Drums software—it sounds like an actual player behind the kit, from the 60s skip snare straight through to the excellent tom fills. Well done! Sadly, the bass guitar fares less well. The off-centered bass comes across as disassociated from the kick drum, and the tone is often mushy. This is due in part to the fact that it shares nearly the exact same placement as an electric rhythm guitar would in the mix. Speaking of the electric guitars, the opposite-panned rhythm instruments are featured rather prominently, and unfortunately, they overwhelm Bob’s fine lead guitar playing…

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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