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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

The Art of Symbiotic Collaboration: In The Studio with Bright Eyes

BANG A DRUM!

• Marc Urselli on Tracking Drums

• Drum Replacement Made Easy

First Look: Ableton Live 11

14 New Reviews:

Ableton • API • Arturia • Austrian Audio • BABY Audio
Death By Audio • NUGEN Audio • PreSonus • Roland • sonible
SPL • Steinberg • Toontrack
RECORDING Magazine Cover January 2021
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FEATURED REVIEW

Ableton Live 11

This popular DAW now goes to eleven!

New editions of Ableton Live are always eagerly anticipated. Ableton Live 11 is scheduled for an early 2021 release. I played around with an advance copy of Live 11 for a few months, and here are some of my favorite new features and first impressions.

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Drummer playing miked 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. READ FULL ARTICLE

Solid State Logic to Host Music Production Sessions at NAMM’s Believe in Music Week Including SiX, Fusion, ORIGIN and SSL 2 & 2+ Audio Interfaces

Solid State Logic to Host Music Production Sessions at NAMM’s Believe in Music Week Including SiX, Fusion, ORIGIN and SSL 2 & 2+ Audio Interfaces

Engineer Matt Barnes Digs in With Metric Halo’s Musically-useful Plugins

Engineer Matt Barnes Digs in With Metric Halo’s Musically-useful Plugins

TASCAM TM-82 Dynamic Microphone

TASCAM Introduces the TM-82 Dynamic Microphone

Synthax 2nd virtual extravaganza pro audio show

Synthax to Hold 2nd Virtual ‘Extravaganza Pro Audio Show’ Featuring Artist Performances, Demos & Live Q&A

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: Typhoon Jr   Title: Center Court  Genre: Alternative Rock / Indie

 

Typhoon Jr. have submitted a beautifully written tune here. Recorded on honest to goodness analog tape and mixed analog as well, the overall sounds are somewhat dark through our monitors, with copious amounts of processing on board. Starting with the rhythm section, the drums have an organic live feel with a fat snare and round kick tone. Those of you used to hearing modern beater head-dominated kicks will not hear it on this track; Liam’s tones are much more aligned with 60s and early 70s sounds—a time when limited track counts ruled the day. Moving on to its partner, the bass guitar is equally dusky and placed unconventionally wide in the mix. On the left side of the stereo field resides a very active and heavily reverbed sax, along with the electric guitars. While the sax performance is quite good, we found the super active part to be somewhat distracting at times… 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