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Op Ed: Analog Tape and Why I Miss It
Opinion

Op Ed: Analog Tape and Why I Miss It

After my most recent post, “Analog Tape and Why I Don’t Miss It”, was published here last week, I felt it was only fair to add some balance by speaking out about the favorable qualities of this rust-covered wonder.

For the first 15 years of my recording career, I Read more...

Best Ways to Record Acoustic Guitar With a Single Mic [Video]
Tips & Tutorials

Best Ways to Record Acoustic Guitar With a Single Mic [Video]

SonicScoop’s Justin Colletti is back with an all new, free video tutorial series, thanks to our friends at B&H.

This time, Justin teams up with singer/songwriter Sulene at Braund Studios to demonstrate some of the most effective methods for a recording a great acoustic guitar sound with just a single Read more...

Master Plan: Airshow Mastering – Boulder, CO
Mastering

Master Plan: Airshow Mastering – Boulder, CO

Is happiness your thing? Then Boulder beckons.

This Colorado town perched 5,430 feet above sea level has firmly established its reputation for all-around awesomeness. Accolades abound for the mountain municipality 25 miles northwest of Denver, including a #1 ranking on the Moneywatch list of “10 Happiest Cities,” #1 on Portfolio’s Read more...

Op Ed: Analog Tape and Why I Don’t Miss It
Opinion

Op Ed: Analog Tape and Why I Don’t Miss It

Blast From The Past: Some of the devices necessary for music playback during the days that tape was king.

Few topics stir up as much strong emotion among audio professionals as analog tape can.

Musicians and engineers alike love to romanticize about how warm and musical tape sounds, how it Read more...

Tiny Lockers: 10 Microphones or Less — Explosion Robinson, NYC
Recording

Tiny Lockers: 10 Microphones or Less — Explosion Robinson, NYC

Choices, choices, choices. Book time to track at most any pro recording studio, and they’ll proudly show you a mic locker with dozens of omnis, ribbons, LDC’s and 123’s.

But what happens when there aren’t a million choices for capturing sound? As any experienced engineer knows, the limitations are often Read more...

New Software Review: Reason Version 9 by Propellerhead
Gear Reviews

New Software Review: Reason Version 9 by Propellerhead

I’ve always been a big fan of Propellerhead’s Reason software. Though I never fully understood all its ins and outs in the past, I still regularly used it as a synth engine and as a Rewire tool within Ableton.

With Reason, Propellerhead created a platform that seems to have convinced Read more...

Going Pro: How to Turn Your Home Studio Into a Real Business
Studio Business

Going Pro: How to Turn Your Home Studio Into a Real Business

The author, Jacob Roach, earning his keep in his own modest, yet effective, recording studio.

Every year, recording technology continues to become cheaper and more accessible than ever before.

Along with this increase in accessibility however, comes a shift in business model for commercial and home studios alike.

Gone are Read more...

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