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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

A Magical Mystery Tour through Massy’s Microphone Museum

Build Your Mic Locker!

• Classics that stand the test of time.
• Assembling a plugin locker.
• Got microphones? Great! Now you need…

13 New Reviews:

AEA • AKG • Audio-Technica • DPA • Electro-Voice • Gauge Precision Instruments
Neumann • Oktava • Royer Labs • Sennheiser • Shure • TELEFUNKEN
Recording Cover October 2020
DPA 4006a, 4011a

FEATURED REVIEW

B&K to DPA: 30+ years of sonic precision, in a line of versatile pencil condensers

DPA is widely regarded for having some of the most transparent and accurate microphones in the world. Their pristine sound can be found across studios, stages, and film sets.

History

DPA has a rich heritage that dates back to the 1950s, with predecessor Brüel & Kjær (B&K), a company that specializes in audio measurement.READ FULL REVIEW

John Lennon - GIMME SOME TRUTH. THE ULTIMATE MIXES.

FEATURED ARTICLE

(Just Like) Starting Over: Remixing John Lennon

Paul Hicks, Simon Hilton and Sam Gannon

GIMME SOME TRUTH. THE ULTIMATE MIXES.  is the latest comment on the state of the art for Lennon fans—collectors, completists, and those of us with extreme audiophile tastes. It follows in the footsteps of Imagine: The Ultimate Collection, (2018) a six-disc set filled with in-depth studio sessions, alternate mixes, and most notably, brand new Ultimate mixes of the Imagine album. The team responsible was reassembled to produce Gimme Some Truth, which harbors bold new… READ FULL ARTICLE

Producer Jason Deift Selects RME’s Fireface UFX+ Interface for its Transparency When Mastering Pop Hits

Producer Jason Deift Selects RME’s Fireface UFX+ Interface for its Transparency When Mastering Pop Hits

Sanken CUX 100K Microphone

Sanken Premieres New CUX-100K at Virtual 149th AES

FUSION STEREO ANALOGUE COLOUR: Now with 6th LMC colour

Smash It Up: Announcing a ‘Sixth Colour’ within Solid State Logic’s Fusion

PreSonus PD-70 mic

PreSonus PD-70 Broadcast Mic Delivers Clarity for the Spoken Word

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: Disco Drug Store  Title: USP  Genre: male vocal / rock

 

As a band member, David, like many of us, was forced to alter his recording plans due to distancing issues during the pandemic. He forged on in solo mode to create this high-energy, snarling, punky song. In his production notes, David relays that he initiated the tracking by laying down basic drums, acoustic guitar, and scratch vocals. He added bass and additional guitars, and then went back and replaced the scratch vocals and drums with their keeper counterparts. So how did it turn out? Through our KRK monitors and Grado Labs SR 325 headphones, the recording sounds somewhat muffled. The drums, particularly the snare, have a very round and woody tone—not a bad thing, but the heavy low-midrange presence of the electric guitars and bass (in addition to the drums) crowdsREAD 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