Recording - January 2013 - 6

RECORDING MAGAZINE JANUARY

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Universal Audio Apollo.
With built-in DSP and high-end audio I/O quality, this all-in-one interface is a full production solution in a portable package.
REVIEW BY DARWIN GROSSE

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iOS Music Tools: Last-Minute Audio Gifts!
Audio apps for the iOS musician on your list: Korg iKaossilator, Moog Filtatron, Wizdom Music SampleWiz, and Nonlinear Educating macProVideo.
REVIEWS BY MIKE METLAY

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ADAM Audio F5 and F7 Monitors.
The ribbon-tweeter sound reaches a new audience with these affordable active monitors. Also reviewed: the IsoAcoustics ISO•L8R200 speaker isolation stands.
REVIEWS BY LORENZ RYCHNER

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Sennheiser HD800 Headphones.
These ultra-high-end phones provide audio that’s simply out of this world.
REVIEW BY MIKE METLAY

FeatuRes
10 2012 AES Convention Report.
New gear aplenty was on display in San Francisco, and we’re here to walk you around the show floor and show you the highlights.
REPORT BY MIKE METLAY WITH PAUL VNUK JR.

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Earthworks ZDT 1022 Mic Preamp.
This preamp isn’t brand-new, but its Zero Distortion Technology will be a startling revelation to recording musicians in search of ultimate clarity.
REVIEW BY PAUL VNUK JR.

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Trident HG3 Close Field Monitoring System.
A unique steerable driver pod allows these speakers to adjust easily to different listening situations, with impeccable sound.

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Monitors & Monitoring.
A crash course on what you need to know about the many ways to get your recorded audio faithfully to your discerning ears.
BY JOE ALBANO

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REVIEW BY LORENZ RYCHNER

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AKG K702 65th Anniversary Edition Headphones.
The venerable Austrian audio firm celebrates a birthday in grand style with a set of phones that provide uncompromising quality.
REVIEW BY MIKE METLAY

Recording Fundamentals. Chapter 13: Monitors Part 2.
This month, we talk about the history of monitor speakers and about how different designs interact with your listening space.
BY ERIC FERGUSON

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Getting Into Your Head.
Headphone amplifiers come in all shapes and sizes; we teach you how to spot features you can use and make the most of what they provide.
BY MIKE RIVERS

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Grace Design m903 Reference Headphone Amplifier.
Headphone amplification, monitor control, D/A conversion, computer interfacing, and more, all with quality that’s second to none.
REVIEW BY MIKE METLAY

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2012 Annual Index.
A whole year’s worth of informative articles and indepth reviews at your fingertips!

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Lauten Atlantis FC-387 Condenser Microphone.
With a flick of a switch, this one mic becomes three, each with its own useful and beautiful sonic signature.

RegulaRs
4 8 56 72 Fade In. Talkback. Readers’ Tapes.
BY MARTY PETERS

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REVIEW BY PAUL VNUK JR.

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PreSonus BlueTube DP V2.
This beginner-friendly tube mic preamp has a major upgrade in the form of greatly improved solid-state electronics.
REVIEW BY PAUL VNUK JR.

Fade Out.
EDITORIAL BY MIKE METLAY

COVER DESIGN BY SCOTT SIMMONDS

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Shure SE215 Sound Isolating Earphones.
In-ear monitors can be surprisingly handy in the studio, and these affordable in-ears combine comfort and utility.
REVIEW BY PAUL VNUK JR.

Music Apps: When the Prevailing Wisdom Is Stupid.

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Advertiser Index.


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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Recording - January 2013

Recording - January 2013
Fade In.
Table of Contents
Talkback.
2012 AES Convention Report.
Universal Audio Apollo.
ADAM Audio F5 and F7 Monitors.
Earthworks ZDT 1022 Mic Preamp.
Trident HG3 Close Field Monitoring System.
AKG K702 65th Anniversary Edition Headphones.
Grace Design m903 Reference Headphone Amplifier.
Monitors & Monitoring.
Lauten Atlantis FC-387 Condenser Microphone.
Recording Fundamentals. Chapter 13: Monitors Part 2.
PreSonus BlueTube DP V2.
Getting Into Your Head.
Shure SE215 Sound Isolating Earphones.
Readers’ Tapes.
iOS Music Tools: Last-Minute Audio Gifts!
Sennheiser HD800 Headphones.
Advertiser Index.
2012 Annual Index.
Fade Out.
Recording - January 2013 - Recording - January 2013
Recording - January 2013 - Cover2
Recording - January 2013 - 1
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Recording - January 2013 - 3
Recording - January 2013 - Fade In.
Recording - January 2013 - 5
Recording - January 2013 - Table of Contents
Recording - January 2013 - 7
Recording - January 2013 - Talkback.
Recording - January 2013 - 9
Recording - January 2013 - 2012 AES Convention Report.
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Recording - January 2013 - Universal Audio Apollo.
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Recording - January 2013 - 23
Recording - January 2013 - ADAM Audio F5 and F7 Monitors.
Recording - January 2013 - 25
Recording - January 2013 - Earthworks ZDT 1022 Mic Preamp.
Recording - January 2013 - 27
Recording - January 2013 - Trident HG3 Close Field Monitoring System.
Recording - January 2013 - 29
Recording - January 2013 - AKG K702 65th Anniversary Edition Headphones.
Recording - January 2013 - 31
Recording - January 2013 - 32
Recording - January 2013 - 33
Recording - January 2013 - Grace Design m903 Reference Headphone Amplifier.
Recording - January 2013 - 35
Recording - January 2013 - Monitors & Monitoring.
Recording - January 2013 - 37
Recording - January 2013 - 38
Recording - January 2013 - 39
Recording - January 2013 - Lauten Atlantis FC-387 Condenser Microphone.
Recording - January 2013 - 41
Recording - January 2013 - Recording Fundamentals. Chapter 13: Monitors Part 2.
Recording - January 2013 - 43
Recording - January 2013 - PreSonus BlueTube DP V2.
Recording - January 2013 - 45
Recording - January 2013 - Getting Into Your Head.
Recording - January 2013 - 47
Recording - January 2013 - 48
Recording - January 2013 - 49
Recording - January 2013 - Shure SE215 Sound Isolating Earphones.
Recording - January 2013 - 51
Recording - January 2013 - 52
Recording - January 2013 - 53
Recording - January 2013 - 54
Recording - January 2013 - 55
Recording - January 2013 - Readers’ Tapes.
Recording - January 2013 - 57
Recording - January 2013 - iOS Music Tools: Last-Minute Audio Gifts!
Recording - January 2013 - 59
Recording - January 2013 - 60
Recording - January 2013 - 61
Recording - January 2013 - Sennheiser HD800 Headphones.
Recording - January 2013 - Advertiser Index.
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Recording - January 2013 - 67
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Recording - January 2013 - 2012 Annual Index.
Recording - January 2013 - 71
Recording - January 2013 - Fade Out.
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