January 19th, 2017 by Rich Crescenti
Image by Flickr user Marc-Wathieu.
Recording your music for release can be an overwhelming proposition. Time, money, scope, goals—it’s hard to keep it all straight.
The studio itself can add even more stress, especially if you are multitasking, juggling the jobs of a musician, recording engineer and producer, all while Read more...
November 1st, 2016 by Rich Crescenti
The music industry is constantly shifting. Today, the traditional path of searching for a major label deal for a debut release is practically gone, and though forging your own path as an artist is increasingly possible, it is fraught with potential pitfalls. DIY production is easier than ever, but many Read more...
March 29th, 2016 by Rich Crescenti
The Telefunken M60 FET small diaphragm condenser microphone, now available as a stereo “Master Set.”
In modern recording, engineers often rely on close mic’ing techniques, trying to capture the direct sound of a source with little to no ambient information included.
As anyone who has ever recorded at home can Read more...
December 8th, 2015 by Rich Crescenti
The Apollo 8p by Universal Audio.
Selecting the right recording interface is a crucial task for any studio, as choices here can significantly affect your entire workflow.
At high level professional studios—particularly those equipped with analog consoles or rack-based systems—simple conversion between the analog and digital worlds is often the Read more...
November 5th, 2015 by Rich Crescenti
Sonarworks’ Reference 3 Suite.
One of the biggest challenges that professional audio engineers have to deal with today is the actual work environment.
Newly-available technology and shrinking budgets mean that records are often made on the fly and in less than ideal conditions. However, artists and labels still demand no Read more...