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Recording News

Miking Guitar Amps: Finding the Sweet Spot by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wi1MngzmyZk Mitch Gallagher and Don Carr demonstrate different ways to achieve great guitar tone. These techniques apply equally well on stage and in the studio. For this video we've... Read more »

Universal Audio Releases Three New UAD Plug-ins

Universal Audio has released version 8.6 software for their UAD platform, including UAD hardware and Apollo interfaces. Three new plug-ins are being announced as part of the update; free 14-day trials of these... Read more »

What is a Pop filter and Why Should I Care? by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0_MMtdnB38 Mitch Gallagher explains how pop filters work, different types of filters, and how to best use them to capture better recordings. After the video, check out pop filters at... Read more »

How to Mic a Kick Drum by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fU1a_fZvzs0 Mark Hornsby and Nick D'Virgilio offer some tried-and-true techniques for capturing great kick drum tone. For this video Mark has chosen a combination of a Royer R-121... Read more »

How to Mic a Drum Kit by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DlQhU4fTJ3A Mitch Gallagher and Nick D'Virgilio share techniques for capturing a great sound from an acoustic drum kit. After the video, click the links below for more information on... Read more »

PZM Mics: How Do They Work? by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLM70P1xrEA Mitch Gallagher discusses the design and application benefits of PZM mics. They're known for having a very flat response and high sensitivity. After the video, learn more... Read more »

Do I Really Need a Shockmount? by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3P15ggj0Jc Mitch Gallagher explains how microphone shockmounts work and how you can use them to capture better sound. After the video, check out microphone shockmounts at Sweetwater... Read more »

Darrell Thorp Interviewed by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZsFiPR9rnko Mitch Gallagher sits down with seven-Grammy-award-winning engineer/mixer/producer Darrell Thorp for an interview. He's worked with Radiohead, Paul McCartney, Dwight Yokam... Read more »

Lauten Audio LA-320 Microphone Demo by Sweetwater Sound

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ovd12R4aKSI Brian Loudenslager from Lauten Audio presents his LA-320 condenser microphone, with help from musician Banah Winn. Inspired by classic German microphones, the LA-320... Read more »

Branding for Musicians Workshop

Our friends at Disc Makers are hosting a free webinar on June 2 on a topic that is vital for all musicians: how to develop and promote a unique brand. Being successful in the music business as a musician is, of... Read more »

Waves Announces H-Series Bundle

Waves Audio has announced a new collection, bringing together all of the company's flagship "Hybrid" plug-ins. The Waves H-Series Bundle will include H-Reverb, H-Delay, H-EQ, and H-Comp, covering a wide range of... Read more »

Launch Control XL Updated with HUI Support

Novation has announced that their popular Launch Control XL performance control surface now features HUI integration. Launch Control XL has always been tightly integrated with Ableton Live, but this update allows... Read more »

Music Icon Prince Passes

Prince Rogers Nelson, best known as simply "Prince," passed away suddenly April 21 at age 57. A native of Minnesota, Prince built a massive career based on his vision of music, production values, refusal to... Read more »

Soundtoys 5 Effect Rack Plug-in Review by Sweetwater Sound

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZlgejVDVpw Mitch Gallagher presents the Soundtoys 5 Effect Rack plug-in. Soundtoys effects let you do everything from adding subtle sonic enhancements to generating wild modulations... Read more »

Novation Upgrades Circuit with Circuit Components

Novation's hugely popular Circuit is an awesome tool for creating instrument, with drum and synth parts that can be easily programmed to create patterns and with tons of real-time control. Now Novation has upped the... Read more »

Nektar Introduces Impact GX49 and GX61 Controllers

The latest dynamic and expressive MIDI keyboard controllers from Nektar are the Impact GX49 and Impact GX61. Offering 49 keys and 61 keys respectively, the Impact GX keyboards feature pitch-bend and modulation... Read more »

Focusrite A8R and A16R

Focusrite has announced the latest additions to their RedNet Dante-compatible audio interface lineup, the A8R and A16R. The A8R provides eight channels of analog input and output on DB25 connectors with... Read more »

EZdrummer Rocks the ’70s

The hits keep coming from Toontrack! (Sorry, we know that's a terrible pun, but we couldn't resist...) The latest EZX expansion for EZdrummer 2 is Seventies Rock, a collection that includes three kits recorded at... Read more »

Plugin Alliance All Bundle

One bundle. A massive 66 plug-ins. Unbelievable processing and creative power! That's what you'll find in the Plugin Alliance All Bundle. Plug-ins from 15 top-tier software companies comprise the All Bundle... Read more »

Mojave Audio MA-50 Microphone Demo by Sweetwater Sound

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CtdfzzSAT-Q Dusty Wakeman from Mojave Audio presents the MA-50 condenser microphone. The MA-50 delivers expensive-sounding performance, using the same capsule as Mojave's popular... Read more »

PreSonus Studio 192 Mobile Audio Interface Review by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWLivpLsIhs Mitch Gallagher presents the PreSonus Studio 192 Mobile audio interface. With this flexible USB audio interface, you can simultaneously stream up to 26 inputs and 32... Read more »

Eventide Tverb

For David Bowie's album, Heroes, Tony Visconti developed a unique room-miking technique to capture the distinctive sound of the room at Hansa Studios, Berlin, where the album was recorded. Now with Eventide's Tverb... Read more »

UVI Sparkverb Reverb Plug-in Review by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iodIBSucLAs Mitch Gallagher presents the UVI Sparkverb reverb plug-in. With its advanced creative toolset that lets you selectively randomize parameters or even blend between two or... Read more »

Free Disc Makers Guide: Recording Live Music

Our friends at Disc Makers have released their latest free guide for musicians: Recording Live Music: Expert Advice to Record Your Live Gigs. This downloadable guide will tell you everything you need to know to... Read more »