Recording Your Band—
On Stage and in Your Studio
Welcome to the August issue of RECORDING Magazine. August is our annual issue dedicated to recording your band, on stage, in the studio, and even remotely. Our writers dig into the gear they choose and how they use it in the studio and on stage, along with tips and techniques for your band-tracking success!
We have just returned from the Anaheim NAMM Show! It was great to see the pro audio industry so well represented. You can read about our return to NAMM in a special installment of our Fast Forward section.
We have eight product reviews this month, six of which are microphones! We have the new UT Twin87 from United Studio Technology. Next is the latest offering from Roswell Pro Audio, the Mini K67x. From DPA, we have the 4055, the company’s first kick drum entry. We look at a pair of hand-held vocal mics from Austrian Audio, the OD505 Active Dynamic and the OC707 True Condensor microphones, and lastly, we check out the Neom USB mic from sE Electronics.
To hear your band and your music better, we listen to the Solstice custom in-ear monitors from Campfire Audio. Our final review is the T-RackS Fame Studio Reverb plugin from IK Multimedia.
For this month’s interview, we chat globally with the members of Stick Men, a progressive rock group featuring Tony Levin (Peter Gabriel, King Crimson, Paul Simon, John Lennon), Markus Reuter (centrozoon, The Crimson ProjeKct, Europa String Choir) and Pat Mastelotto (Mr. Mister, King Crimson, XTC, The Rembrandts). The trio discusses their trans-global composing and recording procedures, plus touring and recording their shows live. [GET IT HERE]
Have you ever wondered just exactly what our review staff does to test out all that cool gear we bring you every month? We use it! Case in point, this month, our Associate Editor Alex Hawley gives us the details about recording his band Üfer‘s latest album, Two More Skip the Last. [GET IT HERE] Come spot the gear, and get some fantastic tips along the way.
In Inside The Studio, Mark Hornsby talks about capturing the sound of the iconic band Chicago on stage and in the studio. [GET IT HERE] This month in Inside-The-Box, Joe Albano discusses tips and tools for crafting a good monitor mix for tracking. [GET IT HERE] In the first of a two-part Session Log, producer-engineer Marc Urselli takes us back to tracking a live gig for the legendary, late Lou Reed and next month, he talks about mixing it for release. [GET IT HERE] Aaron Trumm considers tracking your band and shooting some killer video while you are at it. [GET IT HERE]
All this and more in the August issue of RECORDING Magazine.