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Home Studio Best Practices: Building Your Mic Locker
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Home Studio Best Practices: Building Your Mic Locker

In the final part of this three-part series, Justin Colletti and Bob Mallory talk through the daunting task of choosing mics for the home studio, and present some A/B comparisons of a handful of select home studio mics on spoken word and acoustic guitar.

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New Room: GSI Studios – Manhattan, NYC
Studio Tours

New Room: GSI Studios – Manhattan, NYC

A few blocks down from Penn Station’s 24/7 hum, there’s a new facility coming on like a freight train.

The underground rumble is from GSI Studios. On the eighth floor of a W. 29th Street office building between Sixth and Seventh Avenues, it’s in a West-side corridor that hosts dozens Read more...

First Listen: Earthworks SV33 Studio Vocal Microphone
Tech Directions

First Listen: Earthworks SV33 Studio Vocal Microphone

How much does a microphone’s history contribute to its sound?

For classics like the Neumann U 67, Telefunken Elam 251, or Sony C-800G, the tubes and circuitry within them shape their sonic characteristics, creating an imprint instantly recognizable to audio engineers. Just the mere sight of these timeless mechanisms can Read more...

John Goodmanson on Recording Bass, Picking References, Landing Repeat Clients & Producing in the Pacific Northwest
Interviews

John Goodmanson on Recording Bass, Picking References, Landing Repeat Clients & Producing in the Pacific Northwest

John Goodmanson in the studio.

John Goodmanson is a producer, engineer and mixer who has made his name working with critically-acclaimed artists like Death Cab for Cutie, Sleater-Kinney, Blonde Redhead, Pavement, Blondie and Nada Surf.

Although he’s best known for his work in the indie rock world, this Pacific Northwest-based Read more...

New Software Review: Keyscape Collector Keyboards by Spectrasonics
Gear Reviews

New Software Review: Keyscape Collector Keyboards by Spectrasonics

Keyscape offers a large, deep library of three dozen keyboards, from the classic to the quirky, to help round out your palette of sounds.

With its new Keyscape instrument, Spectrasonics has endeavored to build a truly massive collection of some of the most sought-after “collector keyboards” in history.

Featuring a Read more...

Game Audio is Accelerating: The View from GameSoundCon 2017
Game Audio

Game Audio is Accelerating: The View from GameSoundCon 2017

There are more professional CONventions every year, so how do you direct your time and money in the right direction and avoid getting conned?

For audio practitioners, one of the smart selections is GameSoundCon 2017, taking place November 7-8 in Los Angeles (register with the code SCOOPGAMER for discounted admission). Read more...

Is Soundways Transforming Song Credits Again with RIN-M Pro?
Tech Directions

Is Soundways Transforming Song Credits Again with RIN-M Pro?

The most revolutionary audio plugin going is as transparent as it gets. You won’t hear it when it’s been dropped onto a project, but its impact will most definitely be felt.

What’s creating all the buzz? It’s RIN-M, an elegantly simple revolution created by the audio solutions provider Soundways. With Read more...

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