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june 2018

OVERVIEW

RECORDING’s June issue dives deep into new tech and new tricks for the digital world. We review everything from controllers and interfaces to new plug-ins and virtual instruments, check out latest DAW versions, and clue you in on some of the great new options available for recording on your computer.

 

FEATURE

Everybody’s talking about Virtual Reality, but who’s recording all the music for the new games, videos, and entertainment experiences coming out every day? It could be you! Jon Hillman brings us a primer on getting started in VR; all you need is a pair of headphones and a free plug-in or two, and you can be up and creating in no time. [READ NOW]

Bill Stunt walks us through the upgrade and tuning process for Windows DAWs. It doesn’t have to be expensive to get more performance out of your studio computer, and you certainly don’t have to buy a new system every time—Bill explains where and how to spend the least money for the most improvement. [READ NOW]

Also in this issue, we have a fantastic interview: ace engineer CJ Vanston discusses his latest project, and how he got the sounds for an A-List of great musicians contributing to the new album by none other than Derek Smalls of Spinal Tap! [READ NOW]

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REVIEWS

In this issue, we bring you news about the latest versions of Steinberg Cubase [READ NOW] and Ableton Live, with sidebars on workflows with hardware from Ableton, LogicKeyboard, and Slate Media Technologies. We compare the Thermionic Culture Vulture with its Universal Audio plug-in counterpart, test the new Mackie Onyx USB interfaces [READ NOW]and the gorgeous RME ADI-2 DAC [READ NOW], try out studio gear from Josephson, Arturia, Korg, and Serpent Audio, and look into plug-ins from Sonnox, Reverb Foundry, Toontrack, Spitfire Audio, and more.

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AND THERE’S MORE

All this plus Studio 101 with Darwin Grosse [READ NOW], Readers’ Tapes with Marty Peters, our regular monthly columns, and more. If you need the best advice and the best tools to turn your computer music recording from frustrating to fast-track, you can’t afford to miss the June RECORDING!

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