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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: Stewart Copland on recording the GRAMMY® nominated album Divine Tides

Tracking Drums!

—Plugins & Processing
—Capturing The Memphis Drum Sound
—Engineering Tips Every Drummer Should Know
A Family of Microphones Compared: AKG P Series

12 New Reviews:

Akai • API • Audio-Technica • Austrian Audio • Avantone Pro • BABY Audio • Boz Digital Labs
• IK Multimedia • PSP Audioware • sE Elecronics • Spitfire Audio • Toontrack
RECORDING Magazine January Cover 2022
sE-Electronics V-Pack Arena Drum Microphone Package

FEATURED REVIEW

sE Electronics V Pack Arena Drum Microphone Package

A well-curated collection of drum mics with options for all

SE Electronics is well known for its wide range of microphones and accessories, from affordable entry-level fair to its unique Rupert Neve signature series mics. sE also invented the original RF-X Reflexion Filter back in 2006, which I regularly use for recording vocals. Now the company has come out swinging with three curated drum mic collections: the V Pack Venue (4 mics), V Pack Club (6 mics) and V Pack Arena (7 mics).

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Recording the Drums

FEATURED ARTICLE

A Beginner’s Guide to Miking Drums

Kit setup, working with the drum room, mic choice, and more!

One look at a professional multitrack track list should make the complexity and importance of capturing a good drum kit sound obvious. Even the most conservative approach to a good drum kit recording will consume at least three tracks, but more often than not the number is more like ten. This is because in most drum kits there are at least that many distinct instruments, cleverly positioned to be played with the drummer’s hands and feet.

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Orchestral Tools presents imaginative collaboration with violin maverick Aleksey Igudesman

Orchestral Tools presents imaginative collaboration with violin maverick Aleksey Igudesman

Synthax US Announces Connections & Cocktails Series Adds Stops in Southern California

Synthax US Announces Connections & Cocktails Series Adds Stops in Southern California

Meyer Sound Constellation Proves Transformative for Taiwan Traditional Theatre Center

Meyer Sound Constellation Proves Transformative for Taiwan Traditional Theatre Center

Rock Music Icon Peter Frampton Journeys Back to His Blues Roots with BAE Audio

Rock Music Icon Peter Frampton Journeys Back to His Blues Roots with BAE Audio

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: Frank Schonberg  Title: California Pines  Genre: Singer Songwriter/Country

 

Frank has submitted a fine recording that comes up just short of landing in our monthly Spotlight feature, mainly due to some balance and artifact issues.

Starting with the good stuff, we found the instrumental side of things to be pretty impressive. The acoustic guitar is deftly played and presented with a crisp clarity that avoids harshness. We also dig the panned slide guitar that Frank played on his Taylor—highly engaging throughout. The rhythm section stays basic with the muted kick drum maintaining a steady 4/4 beat and the bass relying primarily on whole notes.  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