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ACOUSTICS AND
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ON MICS AND MIKING
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Bass, Vocals

On Mastering

ON MASTERING
The Mastering Process
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On Mixing

ON MIXING
Drum Mixes
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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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Orchestral Tools Berlin Con Sordino Strings

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Orchestral Tools Berlin Con Sordino Strings

This is perhaps the most comprehensive muted string library available

For almost 20 years, Berlin-based Orchestral Tools has been creating outstanding virtual instruments for music production. Their flagship Berlin Strings library has been an ambitious work in progress for the last several years that includes the foundational Berlin Strings and…

Neumann M 49 V – The Return of an Icon

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A Basic Mic Primer

The mic is the center of the recording studio, and it pays to know how they work and what they do.

The recording industry is changing rapidly, but there’s one area where the technology is pretty much the same as it always was—microphones. While it’s true that better mics are available at lower prices than ever, it’s also true that vintage models and designs are still the most sought-after options for recording today.

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Nashville Songwriter Sav Buist Wins USA Songwriting Competition

Nashville Songwriter Sav Buist Wins USA Songwriting Competition

Bernie Kirsh Continues a Tradition of Excellence with Amphion

Bernie Kirsh Continues a Tradition of Excellence with Amphion

For Electronic Music Explorer Richard Devine, Eventide's Misha is Creative and Inspiring, Opening New Performance and Compositional Opportunities

For Electronic Music Explorer Richard Devine, Eventide’s Misha is Creative and Inspiring, Opening New Performance and Compositional Opportunities

Spitfire Audio announces ABBEY ROAD ORCHESTRA: LOW PERCUSSION as most detailed sample library, laying foundations for flagship Professional Composer Series

Spitfire Audio announces ABBEY ROAD ORCHESTRA: LOW PERCUSSION

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: Summer’s Children   Title: That’s the Way we used to Play   Genre: Rock

 

“That’s the Way we used to Play” is a male vocal rock song. Rodney wrote, arranged, produced, performed and recorded/mixed the track at his home studio.

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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.

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Sound Advice Guitars Sample
Sound Advice Digital Audio Sample
Sound Advice Drums Sample