Resources for the Recording Musician


September 11, 2007
Guitar Recording Question

so far I only recorded voice in my studio with my Amek recording pre-amp/eq (9098) and a Neuman U87 microphone. today I set up my fender amp in my studio and miked it with the Neuman running through the Amek recording pre-amp, but I ran into the following problem which I can't figure out: the […]

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August 5, 2007
Phasing and phase correction

Doctor:I've recently become aware of phasing and attempts to correct it.  It's a bit tricky.  An out of phase track or instrument really disappears when you listen to the final product.First of all, is it good to have some amount of phase differential in a song.  It seems like phasing can add a bit of […]

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July 17, 2007
New to recording - MIDI vs Audio

I'm new to recording so please bare with me. I'm attempting to use my keyboard to record MIDI into my Mbox. However it wont record loops from the keyboard. Also, if I change settings after I record one thing whatever I previously recorded takes on the new sound I switched to. If anyone knows a […]

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June 13, 2007
A thanks and a question regarding guitar amp mic

First a thanks.  I wrote you a few months back about a good "all-around" mic.  Among many suggestions, you mentioned that AT4050.  I did some additional research and decided to try that mic.  I really like it -sweet tone, easy to use, somewhat affordable. Next a question about micing a guitar amp.  Do you have […]

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April 1, 2007
Microphone Suggestion

Oh Wise One: I am in the market for a good all around microphone.  I'm willing to spend between $1,000 to $1,200.  Ideally I'd like a mic which I could use for everything from vocals, to drum overhead to miking a guitar cab.  I was thinking about the Neumann TLM-103.  They have received really good […]

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February 5, 2007
What's a Leveling Amp ????

What's a Leveling Amp ???? It's basically a compressor/limiter.  Here's a link to the modern remake of the most famous and sought after leveling amp, the Teletronix LA-2A. We had a couple of these in the big studio I used to work at, Triad Studios, and I loved them for bass and vocals, and […]

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January 30, 2007
Tascam 414 & 424mkII - unclean guitar recording

hi, after a few years of computer recording i decided to experiment with some tape recording.  i bought a tascam 414 and 424mkII off of ebay recently.   i've gotten some decent recordings of acoustic guitar with them, and also drums.  however, i cannot get a decent electric guitar recording with them.  the signal always distorts […]

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January 13, 2007
Monitors - Help

I just purchased an expensive Mac Pro. (Spent more money then I wanted and blew my budget)  I now need monitors,  Can you suggest reasonably priced monitors for a home Studio.  I am not a professional, so I don't need incredible monitors, but since I spent a lot of money on the computer I don't […]

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January 12, 2007
The Ultimate Vocal Microphone?

Choosing the right vocal microphone for your home studio can be a difficult task. What sounds great on one voice might sound horrible on another. Also, you may also need different microphones for different styles of music and singing, even if you are doing all the singing yourself. In this "review" I'll discuss some of […]

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January 7, 2007
The Shure SM57 Microphone - Every studio should own at least one!

The Shure SM57-LC Microphone has been around for a long time, and can be found in pretty much every major studio in the world. And, it cost less than $100! Here's why every studio should have at least one! It doesn't matter if you are just setting up your home studio for the first time, […]

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