Everything we do in the studio comes down to one thing in the end—listening. In the March issue of RECORDING, we take on the topics of monitoring and acoustics. We’ll teach you how to choose and set up your speakers for the best results, and how to test and tune your room so it presents your music at its best.
Monitoring isn’t easy to get right, but it’s not black magic, either. In this issue, Joe Albano gives a comprehensive overview of the monitoring process, starting with the basics of monitor design and how to choose the best monitor for your room. Joe also discusses the basics of room acoustics, so you can get a grip on the way your listening space affects what you hear. [READ NOW]
After teaching the general concepts of acoustics, we then jump into the nitty-gritty details of figuring out precisely what your room is doing. James Lindenschmidt walks us through a tutorial on using free acoustics measurement software to pinpoint problems with your room response… and offers suggestions on how to fix the problems you find. [READ NOW]
The monitoring world is well represented in this month’s slate of reviews. We share our listening results for the powerful LYD 48 3-way monitors from Dynaudio, Genelec’s new point-source monitors The Ones, and the fascinating KEF LS50W [READ NOW]. Beyond the speakers themselves, we feature reviews on monitor controllers and headphone amps from Mackie, ESI, and Schiit, new headphones from beyerdynamic, and the newest signal processors from LaChapell Audio.
AND THERE’S MORE
The March issue also features our coverage of the 2018 Winter NAMM Show [READ NOW], Studio 101 with Darwin Grosse [READ NOW], Readers’ Tracks with Marty Peters, our regular monthly columns, and more. If you want to get a handle on what you’re hearing and how you’re hearing it, you can’t afford to miss out on the March RECORDING!