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Microphone Month 4

Recording News

Do I Need to Put my Guitar Amp on a Stand?

Many players prefer to raise their combo amp up off of the floor, and a dedicated amp stand is often more convenient and stable way to do this versus using a chair. There are several reasons to raise a guitar amp... Read more »

Live Monitoring 102: How to Use In-ear Monitors (Continued)

This is a continuation of the first video, Live Monitoring 101: How to Use In-ear Monitors, which you can view here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKU9LbMOV20 Being able to hear yourself is critical for a great... Read more »

Get Your Free Copy of Band:Smart

Want to know everything about everything related to bands and making it in the music business? Then you must check out Martin Atkins' acclaimed Band:Smart book — and we've got it for you completely FREE of... Read more »

What is the Difference Between Breaking In A Speaker and Speaker Breakup?

Don't confuse speaker breakup with "breaking in" a new speaker — they're completely different things! Often when you buy a new speaker that hasn't had audio pushed through it yet, the cone will be stiff... Read more »

JBL 7 Series Master Reference Monitors Overview

Mitch Gallagher presents the JBL 7 Series of reference monitors. For music production, post and broadcast, JBL 7 series of active studio monitors make it easier to achieve a superior monitoring experience in your... Read more »

Synchro Arts Update Revoice Pro

Synchro Arts has updated their professional vocal production software, Revoice Pro to version 3.3. Revoice Pro 3.3 includes the following enhancements and improvements: Improvements to level and pitch editing... Read more »

28 Best Pro Tools Shortcuts You Should Know

So you have Pro Tools. Have you figured out how to cut, copy, paste, play, record, and return to zero without ever touching the mouse? Or maybe you've mastered Command+F for fades or Command+E for separating clips... Read more »

Best Amplifiers for Studio Headphones

It's a fact — musicians and engineers need superior sound quality. After all, if you can't hear the music, you can't perform, track, or mix. Most engineers use monitors in the studio. Studio monitors are driven by a... Read more »

Mackie Big Knob Series Overview

Matt Herrin from Mackie presents the Big Knob series of monitor controllers and audio interfaces. The Mackie Big Knob Passive monitor controller provides switching between two sets of inputs and two sets of studio... Read more »

Best Mics Under $300 for Recording Vocals

You're about to get started on your first recording, and you want the vocals to sound amazing. Your wish list has lots of mics on it in the $1500 to $4000 price range, but they don't quite fit in the budget yet. So... Read more »

sE Electronics X1 S Studio Bundle Review

Mitch Gallagher, Don Carr, and Nick D'Virgilio present the sE Electronics X1 S Studio Bundle. It's designed to help you achieve isolated vocals in small home studios and untreated environments. The sE Electronics X1... Read more »

Bitwig Announces Bitwig Studio 2.1 Beta

Bitwig has announced that the beta of Bitwig Studio 2.1 has begun. The new version brings a number of fixes and improvements, as well as new features and devices: A new Amp device is addedMIDI Clock Slave... Read more »

Cakewalk Releases SONAR 2017.03 Update

Cakewalk has released it's latest update to SONAR Artist, SONAR Professional, and SONAR Platinum. SONAR 2017.03 offers a thorough redesign of the Piano Roll View (PRV) Track Pane and the Controller Pane.You can now... Read more »

Multitrack Drum Recording with the Universal Audio Apollo 8p

Nick D'Virgilio shares some tips and techniques for multitrack recording with Universal Audio's Apollo 8p audio interface. Loaded with cutting-edge digital conversion and eight Unison-equipped preamps and UAD-2 QUAD... Read more »

FabFilter Issues Hot Fix Update for Pro-Q 2

FabFilter has issued the following statement: "After releasing an update for all FabFilter Pro plug-ins on March 13, we discovered a bug in Pro-Q 2 that would cause a crash when dragging a band to the far left side... Read more »

500 Series: Why You Should Add One to Your Rig

Where It All Began API Founder Saul Walker In 1966, Saul Walker started designing audio components for his new company, Automated Processes Inc. (API). These components were modular building blocks built to fit into... Read more »

Save Up to $900 on RedNet and Red Interfaces with Trade-in

Looking to upgrade your rig to Focusrite's amazing Rednet or Red 4Pre or Red 8Pre interfaces? Now's the time, because you can get up to $900 for your trade, depending on the interface you select. Qualifying... Read more »

George Martin, Rupert Neve, and the Focusrite Red Range

The Focusrite story begins in 1985 when a producer approached Rupert Neve and asked for custom modules for his studio's Neve recording console. That producer was none other than Sir George Martin, of Beatles' fame... Read more »

Eventide Fission Structural Sound Effects Plug-in Review

Mitch Gallagher presents the Eventide Fission effects plug-in. It employs Structural Effects technology, a patent-pending technique that cleanly splits a sound into tonal and transient components. This results in... Read more »

Antelope Audio Adds Full Session Saving To All Audio Devices

Antelope Audio has added a new feature to all of their audio devices: all control panel options can now be saved and recalled with one mouse click. You can restore Gain levels for every input and output, clock... Read more »

Native Instruments Releases MASCHINE Hot Fix for Pro Tools Users

Native Instruments has issued the following statement: "We've recently noticed that some Pro Tools users aren't able to load the MASCHINE software as a plug-in. Today we're releasing MASCHINE 2.6.2, a free update... Read more »

Universal Audio Releases New UAD v9.1 Software with Apollo Multi-Unit Support For Windows 10

Universal Audio has updated their UAD Software to version 9.1. Now Windows 10 PC users now have the same mix-and-match capabilities as Mac users, enabling them to cascade up to four Apollo Thunderbolt audio... Read more »

With Unlimited Tracks, Why Punch-in?

In the days of recording to analog tape, you were limited as to how many tracks you could have — a tape machine only recorded so many, and when you used those, you could either mix tracks down to free up... Read more »

Peter Erskine on Shure Microphones

Producer/Engineer Mark Hornsby talks about using Shure microphones to record world-renowned drummer Peter Erskine here at Sweetwater Studios. The mic setup is actually the same combination of mics that Peter uses in... Read more »