Here are some top tips for making sure any sound you record results in the best quality capture, from gating and understanding gain structure to using great preamps.
Focusrite's Clarett marque crosses from Thunderbolt to USB models with the Clarett 2Pre USB and its siblings. Hollin Jones finds out what all the fuss is about.
Offering eight ‘Air’–enabled mic pres plus 192 kHz A–D/D–A Focusrite tell us their OctoPre is the ideal I/O expansion kit for Clarett or any interface with ADAT I/O.
Sought after producer, Oz Craggs, opens the door to his studio in this revealing video interview. He explains how he first got the buzz for producing music, and shares recording & mixing tips.
Setting up a multi-mic recording of a drum kit is complex, so it’s no surprise that there are any number of things that can trip up an intrepid recordist. Here are 6 potential pitfalls to avoid.
One of the keys to a successful recording session is an optimized monitor mix for the recording musician. With the right balance you could transform an OK tracking session into something special.
Studio condenser microphones come in all shapes and sizes to suit different budgets. And, we were curious to see how M-Audio's Nova, sub $100 condenser mic performs. Matt Vanacoro checks it out.
Software plug-ins & DAWs have taken over most music studios. However, analog is making a comeback. Now more than ever, musicians & producers are turning to hardware. But why? GW Childs investigates.
You may be familiar with Ben Burtt who created the Star Wars light sabre sounds. Well, his son, Benny Burtt, is just as talented and is making a name for himself as a sound editor for big films, too.
iZotope's Nectar Elements is designed for the singer/songwriter/producer recording vocals on a budget. Lynda Arnold plugs in and tests out this suite. Find out if she sings its praises in this review.
Unfortunately latency is something that effects everyone who creates and mixes music in the digital domain. Although it's something that's ever present it can be managed and if dealt with correctly it