Modern sounds from the past: In The Castle Studio with TWORNA
Record your Band
On Stage—In the Studio—and Online
• Mark Hornsby on recording Marcus Scott
• Fixing up live instrumentation
Sennheiser—75 Years of Innovation
10 New Reviews:
AEA • Audix • Focal • GIK Acoustics • Hotone • Moog • MXL • Peluso Microphone Lab • Steinberg
Audix A150/A152 Headphones
A respected microphone manufacturer turns its ear toward headphones
Audix unveiled an impressive fourteen new products at NAMM this year, including new over-ear and in-ear monitor lines. Already a leader in mic manufacturing, headphones represent a new venture for Audix, albeit not a surprising one due to its rich heritage in transducer development. The headphone line... READ FULL REVIEW
Recording the Flute
Everything you need to know to record pro-grade flute parts
Recording a flutist, either as a soloist or as part of an ensemble, presents unique and perhaps unfamiliar challenges. Here I’ll describe some methods I’ve used to record myself and other flutists in a home recording setting. I’ll also briefly describe some of the characteristics of the instrument itself that… READ FULL ARTICLE
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: Jester At Work Title: Sad Heart Genre:male vocal acoustic / folk / Americana
An interesting submission from Antonio and Molecola. This moody, quirky recording left us pondering for a bit. The initial guitar and lead vocal were done by Antonio, while the electric guitar, upright piano, backing vocals and final mix were all handled by Molecola.
The intro starts out with a lightly played, distant-miked acoustic guitar (think Nick Drake). This is quickly joined by one of the more unique vocal arrangements we’ve heard in some time. Antonio’s layered, spoken word vocals create a dark atmosphere, and through our monitors and… READ THE FULL REVIEW
REC’s six monthly Sound Advice bulletins offer great advice:
- On Vocals: Useful advice on recording the best vocals.
- On Guitars: Miked or direct, electric or acoustic, ways to capture great guitar sounds.
- On Drums: Great techniques for recording drums.
- On Mastering & Mixing: Practical mastering topics for at-home users and tips on how to mix better songs.
- On Acoustics: Learn how to make your room sound better.
- On Digital Audio: All about digital and computer audio.