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Peter Frampton & Chuck Ainlay on recording Frampton Forgets the Words

Recording Guitars!

• The Best Amp for your Studio
• Steve Vai’s Tips and Techniques
Inside the Studio with Vince Gill

8 New Reviews:

Black Rooster • Flock Audio • IK Multimedia
reProducer Audio Labs • Universal Audio • Useful Arts
RECORDING July Cover 2021
IK Multimedia Total Studio 3 MAX


IK Multimedia Total Studio 3 MAX

MAXimize your studio

Total Studio 3 MAX is an enormous collection from IK Multimedia packed with everything you need to elevate your music creation. It includes 60 separate virtual instruments, 14,600 sounds, mixing and mastering plugins, and more. IK Multimedia offers three different bundles: Total Studio 3 SE (slightly slimmed down), Total Studio 3 MAX (on review today), or you can get the complete software package bundled with a pair of iLoud MTM monitors for $999.99. READ FULL REVIEW

OWC dock and drive


Simple Computer Upgrades For The Recording Musician

The Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) is the centerpiece of the modern production studio. While many current Macs and off-the-shelf PCs are content creation capable, purchasing or building a machine specked to handle the demands of multi-track audio, sample libraries, and large plugin counts (not to mention video editing) is the road most of us will travel. READ FULL ARTICLE

Spitfire Audio Releases Hammers - Brutalist Drums for Maximum Impact

Spitfire Audio Releases Hammers – Brutalist Drums for Maximum Impact

Meyer Sound Spacemap Go Opens Up Mark Grey’s Mobile Chamber Opera

Meyer Sound Spacemap Go Opens Up Mark Grey’s Mobile Chamber Opera

Karl Latham employs legacy RME Fireface UFX

Jazz Drummer Karl Latham Employs Legacy RME Fireface UFX Interface on Pandemic-inspired Record ‘Together’

UVI Release ‘subculture Orchestral’ Expansion for Falcon 2

UVI Release ‘subculture Orchestral’ Expansion for Falcon 2

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: Mark Dillman   Title: Wave Goodbye  Genre: Smooth Contemporary Instrumental


Mark has submitted a wistful instrumental serving as a showcase for some fine guitar skills. Tracked and completed during one day-long session, ‘Wave Goodbye’ certainly keeps the guitar as its focus, though some of the accompanying sound sources may have received a bit less attention in the bargain. With such an enviable gear list, we would expect top-notch guitar tones, and for the most part, Mark has delivered them. The uber present electric lead guitar has all the body, fullness and nuance one could want (dig those pinch harmonics!). The UA Ox / Fender Blues Jr. combo serves up a righteous tone, and… 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.


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