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We interview the jazz/prog guitarist about the producti… - Jane Getter Burns it Up
Jane Getter's powerful jazz/progressive guitar playing is the focal point of “On,” the new album from her band Jane Getter Premonition. The record also features the virtuosic keyboard work of her husband, keyboardist Adam Holzman (Miles Davis, Steven Wilson) as well as the contributions of a group of "A-list" players including bassist Bryan Beller…
Join us on a visit to one of Nashville's major studios - [Video] Inside Ocean Way Nashville
If you want to make a high-quality recording, nothing beats the gear and acoustics of a well-designed commercial studio. Unfortunately, the number of such facilities has dwindled down to a relative handful in recent years, as the business model is no longer a profitable one. One town in which there are still a number of major studios in operation …
Ten Tips for Tracking - Helpful advice to make your recording sessions more efficient
Mixing gets the lion’s share of attention in how-to stories about the production process, but tracking —actually recording audio — is obviously quite important, too. It’s crucial to capture high-quality sound and to get the best performances from musicians and singers. To that end, here are ten tips to help your tracking sessions go better.
A video tour of Fry Pharmacy Recording, an all-analog s… - A Studio Where Tape is Still King
Located about 20 minutes northeast of Nashville, Fry Pharmacy Recording is a throwback to the days when tape ruled supreme. Audiofanzine visited the studio recently, and we produced this video tour.
Find Your Latency Threshold - Understand and minimize latency when recording in your DAW – Part 2
Finding an acceptable level of latency is something everyone making music with computers must deal with at times. For some of us it's child's play, but for some others it can get complicated very quickly, especially for beginners who can end up spending more time dealing with computer matters than making music. Today we'll see how to solve a prett…
11 Studio Errors to Avoid - Steer clear of these common studio mistakes
Learning by your mistakes is definitely an effective method, but it’s not a lot of fun. In this article, we’ll talk about some common mistakes that are made by home recordists and how to avoid them. There's no reason you have to learn these lessons the hard way...
Put Your Best Feature Forward - 10 cool and innovative features from 10 top DAWs
All DAWS are definitely not created equal. Yes they can all record and edit audio and MIDI, host effects and software instruments, and provide facilities for mixing. But beyond those bread-and-butter functions, most offer some specific features that either none of the others do, or that none of the others can do as well. Here we present a look at …
Record Your Band on a Budget - A minimalist setup for tracking your group’s music
So you have a band and you’re sounding good, but you’re wondering if you have enough gear to start recording? Read on, as we’ll examine what your minimal equipment needs are to create a multitrack band recording in a home studio setting...
Studio insights from Ryan Hewitt, Grammy-winning engine… - Video: Ryan Hewitt Interview
The engineers and producers who had the chance to receive a proper education by assisting studio legends may be fewer and fewer, but some of them are really keen to give it back to the new breed of music recording enthusiasts. Ryan Hewitt is definitely one of these super-nice-but-serious engineers who talk about music with passion and a certain re…
Plug-ins, Key Features, and Free Trials - How to choose a DAW that meets your needs – Part 2
In part 1 we covered technical requirements, pricing and versions, and copy protection. In part 2, we’ll discuss plug-ins and plug-in formats, talk about some key features that could influence which DAW you choose, and look at options for demoing DAWs before buying.