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Sonodyne SM200Ak Studio Monitors.
This powerful and well-balanced studio monitor is the latest model in Sonodyne’s versatile lineup.
REVIEW BY LORENZ RYCHNER

Lewitt DTP 640 REX Dual-Element Kick Drum Mic.
A condenser and a dynamic in the same chassis, with voicing electronics added to give massive flexibility.
REVIEW BY PAUL VNUK JR.

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AKG D12 VR Reference Kick Drum Microphone.
Its name harks back to a classic kick mic, but active electronics and diverse voicings give this newcomer a character all its own.
REVIEW BY PAUL VNUK JR.

iNTeRviews
14 The Production Of Clare Fischer’s CD ¡Ritmo!
Tracking new big-band charts, to be combined and mixed with archived recordings from composer/pianist Clare Fischer’s vault. We speak with Brent Fischer and engineers Matt Brownlie and Rafa Sardina.
INTERVIEWS BY BETO HALE

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Shure KSM9HS.
New polar patterns added to a popular mic design yield great results in the studio and on stage.
REVIEW BY PAUL VNUK JR.

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Miking An Orchestra—Rock Band And Symphony.
The Colorado Symphony Orchestra backs a rock band for one recording project and premieres an American symphony in another, and we take you through the process with DeVotchKa’s lead singer Nick Urata, engineers Mike Pappas and Jason LaRocca, and composer/engineer Charles Denler.
REPORT AND INTERVIEWS BY LORENZ RYCHNER

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Radial Engineering Firefly Tube DI.
When is a DI more than just a DI? When tube character and versatile application features come together for a complete instrumentrecording solution.
REVIEW BY PAUL VNUK JR.

FeaTuRes
20 Big Money Drums.
A huge room and a carefully-miked kit add up to amazing drum tracks... we show you how, starting with the room, the mics, and time alignment. Read and listen!
BY MICHAEL SCHULZE

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Audio-Technica AT4047MP.
The well-loved AT4047/SV now has a multi-pattern sibling.
REVIEW BY PAUL VNUK JR.

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Zoom Q2HD Handy Video Recorder.
Mid/Side mic capsules with variable stereo width give this pocket-sized video camera a sound advantage.
REVIEW BY LORENZ RYCHNER

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Recording Fundamentals. Chapter 14: Sweet Spot Conundrums—Part 1.
There’s only a small place in your studio where everything sounds exactly the way you need it to sound. How do you plan for that tight squeeze—and get it right?
BY ERIC FERGUSON

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iOS Music Tools: Take Control!
Your iPad makes a great way to control your rig. Our look at iOS-based control apps begins with Liine Lemur and AppBC touchAble.
REVIEWS BY DARWIN GROSSE

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Stereo From A Mono Mic.
Here’s a cool technique to get a believable stereo soundstage from a single mic’s audio.
BY KEVIN KING

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Emotiva Pro airmotiv 4 and airmotiv 6 Powered Studio Monitors.
Affordable and great-sounding folded-ribbon speakers for your desktop or small studio.
REVIEWS BY MIKE METLAY

RegulaRs
4 8 10 56 80 Fade In. Talkback.
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DPA Microphones Reference Standard Mics.
Mix and match preamps and capsules to build mics that are musical and crystal-clear.
REVIEWS BY PAUL VNUK JR.

Fast Forward. Readers’ Tapes.
BY MARTY PETERS

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Sony Creative Software Sound Forge Pro Mac.
The industry-defining waveform editor makes its debut on OS X.
REVIEW BY BILL STUNT

Fade Out.
Mastered For iTunes: High-Resolution Audio?
GUEST EDITORIAL BY ETHAN WINER

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Advertiser Index.

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

Recording - February 2013
Fade In.
Contents
Talkback.
Fast Forward.
The Production Of Clare Fischer’s CD ¡Ritmo!
Big Money Drums.
Recording Fundamentals. Chapter 14: Sweet Spot Conundrums—Part 1.
Sonodyne SM200Ak Studio Monitors.
AKG D12 VR Reference Kick Drum Microphone.
Shure KSM9HS.
Radial Engineering Firefly Tube DI.
Audio-Technica AT4047MP.
Zoom Q2HD Handy Video Recorder.
iOS Music Tools: Take Control!
Emotiva Pro airmotiv 4 and airmotiv 6 Powered Studio Monitors.
DPA Microphones Reference Standard Mics.
Sony Creative Software Sound Forge Pro Mac.
Lewitt DTP 640 REX Dual-Element Kick Drum Mic.
Readers’ Tapes.
Miking An Orchestra—Rock Band And Symphony.
Stereo From A Mono Mic.
Advertiser Index.
Fade Out.
Recording - February 2013 - Recording - February 2013
Recording - February 2013 - Cover2
Recording - February 2013 - 1
Recording - February 2013 - 2
Recording - February 2013 - 3
Recording - February 2013 - Fade In.
Recording - February 2013 - 5
Recording - February 2013 - Contents
Recording - February 2013 - 7
Recording - February 2013 - Talkback.
Recording - February 2013 - 9
Recording - February 2013 - Fast Forward.
Recording - February 2013 - 11
Recording - February 2013 - 12
Recording - February 2013 - 13
Recording - February 2013 - The Production Of Clare Fischer’s CD ¡Ritmo!
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Recording - February 2013 - 18
Recording - February 2013 - 19
Recording - February 2013 - Big Money Drums.
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Recording - February 2013 - Recording Fundamentals. Chapter 14: Sweet Spot Conundrums—Part 1.
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Recording - February 2013 - Sonodyne SM200Ak Studio Monitors.
Recording - February 2013 - 31
Recording - February 2013 - AKG D12 VR Reference Kick Drum Microphone.
Recording - February 2013 - 33
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Recording - February 2013 - 35
Recording - February 2013 - Shure KSM9HS.
Recording - February 2013 - 37
Recording - February 2013 - Radial Engineering Firefly Tube DI.
Recording - February 2013 - 39
Recording - February 2013 - Audio-Technica AT4047MP.
Recording - February 2013 - 41
Recording - February 2013 - Zoom Q2HD Handy Video Recorder.
Recording - February 2013 - 43
Recording - February 2013 - iOS Music Tools: Take Control!
Recording - February 2013 - 45
Recording - February 2013 - 46
Recording - February 2013 - 47
Recording - February 2013 - Emotiva Pro airmotiv 4 and airmotiv 6 Powered Studio Monitors.
Recording - February 2013 - 49
Recording - February 2013 - DPA Microphones Reference Standard Mics.
Recording - February 2013 - 51
Recording - February 2013 - Sony Creative Software Sound Forge Pro Mac.
Recording - February 2013 - 53
Recording - February 2013 - Lewitt DTP 640 REX Dual-Element Kick Drum Mic.
Recording - February 2013 - 55
Recording - February 2013 - Readers’ Tapes.
Recording - February 2013 - 57
Recording - February 2013 - 58
Recording - February 2013 - 59
Recording - February 2013 - 60
Recording - February 2013 - 61
Recording - February 2013 - Miking An Orchestra—Rock Band And Symphony.
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Recording - February 2013 - 68
Recording - February 2013 - 69
Recording - February 2013 - Stereo From A Mono Mic.
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Recording - February 2013 - Advertiser Index.
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Recording - February 2013 - Fade Out.
Recording - February 2013 - Cover3
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