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RECORDING MAGAZINE SEPTEMBER

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Soundcraft Si Impact Mixer.

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This affordable console is streamlined to super
charge the mixing process.

M1Limiter Lite, Parallel Drums, DrumBuss Lite, and
SynthBuss Lite are simple plug-ins to help perform
basic mix tasks with ease, and you can buy all four
for less than $100.

REVIEW BY MIKE METLAY

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MOTU UltraLite AVB.
The power of AVB networking turns this half-rack audio
interface into a portable powerhouse digital mixer.
REVIEW BY MIKE METLAY

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REVIEWS BY MIKE METLAY

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Reviewed & Revisited:
PMC twotwo.6 Monitors.

REVIEW BY ALLEN GOODMAN AND MIKE METLAY

REVIEW BY PAUL VNUK JR.

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Audio-Technica ATH-R70x Headphones.
Audio-Technica's first open-backed pro headphone
combines feather-light comfort with clear and
uncompromising sound.

FeatuRes
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Royer Labs R-122 MKII Ribbon Microphone.
Upgraded electronics turns this well-loved active
ribbon into a workhorse that's stellar on almost any
source... including drums using the Ross Hogarth
miking method, explained in detail here.

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REVIEW BY PAUL VNUK JR.

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BY GREG OGAN

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BY MARC URSELLI

REVIEW BY PAUL VNUK JR.

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Harrison Mixbus 3: A Walking Tour.

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The famed console manufacturer has its own DAW,
with a complete feature set, an affordable price tag,
and that Harrison magic.

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dbx 676 Tube Mic Channel Strip.
A tube preamp, useful EQ, and classic dbx compression
and limiting make this rack processor a very appealing
all-in-one miking solution.

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REVIEW BY PAUL VNUK JR.

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Plug-In Outlet: Toontrack Rooms & Verbs
and Lo-Fi for EZmix 2.
The latest EZmix Packs help you put your mixes in
beautiful environments... or, if you prefer, give them
grunge, grit, and edge.

BY PAUL J. STAMLER

RegulaRs
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Fade In.

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Talkback.

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Fast Forward.

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Readers' Tapes.
BY MARTY PETERS

REVIEWS BY MIKE METLAY

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Soundware Showcase: Spitfire Audio
The Grange.
Three of the world's most famous drummers playing
in one of the world's most famous rooms... and
they're all inside your DAW.
REVIEW BY JON HILLMAN

First Steps. Part 9: Give Me A Boost-
Mic Preamps I.
Mic preamps seem simple on the surface. But we
need to understand how a preamp "just makes a
mic signal louder" in order to get the most out of
them when tracking.

REVIEW BY MIKE METLAY

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Summing Mixers Compared.
A Grammy®-winning engineer explains why you
might want a summing mixer in your studio, and
tests out three of them-by Dangerous Music,
Rupert Neve Design, and SSL-against a classic
Harrison analog console and in-the-box Pro Tools
solutions.

Roswell Pro Audio Mini K47
Condenser Microphone.
A new audio company combines a little-known capsule
with hand-tweaked performance to bring in great
audio at an entry-level price.

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Mix To The Max!
The mixing process can be fraught with problems
for newcomer and pro alike. A famed engineer
walks us through common mistakes and solutions,
plus a set of useful mix tricks to give your work
that extra bit of pizazz.

REVIEW BY MIKE METLAY

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Soundware Showcase: Spectrasonics
Omnisphere 2.
This virtual instrument was considered the very best
of the best by many engineers already, and this
upgrade catapults it lightyears ahead of the pack.

After our great experience with the twotwo.5, it's
time to listen to its bigger sibling.

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Plug-In Outlet: Final Mix Software
Rob Chiarelli Signature Plug-Ins.

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Fade Out.

COVER DESIGN BY SCOTT SIMMONDS
BACKGROUND IMAGE BY BRENT HEINTZ

What Pro Tools | First Means To All Of Us.
GUEST EDITORIAL BY FRANK MARRA

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