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RECORDING

October 2017

Reviews
32 FIRST LOOK: Toontrack Superior Drummer 3.
The most comprehensive virtual drum software ever
features a gigantic new sound library, user-friendly
and streamlined features, and a brand-new killer app
that's worth the price of admission all on its own.

60	 Coleman	Audio	CA500EQ.
	
	

REVIEW AND INTERVIEW BY PAUL VNUK JR.

REVIEW BY MIKE METLAY

14

36 Soundware Showcase:
	
Spitfire	Audio	BT	Phobos.
	

The	UK	soundware	firm's	first	virtual	instrument		 	
plug-in boasts a stunning new approach to organic,
rhythmic sound design.

62	 Plug-In	Outlet:	Universal	Audio	SSL	400	G		
	
Bus	Compressor	Plug-In	Collection.
	
	

Kevlar woofers plus magnetostatic tweeters equal
speakers that marry high-end clarity with lots of solid,
clear bass... and that's just the smaller ones!

28

Features
14	 Thirty	Years-One	Word.

One word of advice, that is. We asked our 30-yearold family of audio professionals what advice
they'd give to someone starting out, and the
answers will delight you.

REVIEWS BY MIKE METLAY

48	 Royer	Labs	R-10	Ribbon	Microphone.

The company that launched the Ribbon Renaissance
shatters the price barrier with a mic that's as
all-around useful as it is affordable. Features an
interview with Royer's John Jennings on the origins
of this unique mic.

COMPILED BY MIKE METLAY

28	 Make	The	Most	Of	Your	Mics.
	

REVIEW AND INTERVIEW BY PAUL VNUK JR.

32

REVIEW BY PAUL VNUK JR.

64	 The	Secrets	Of	Rudy	Van	Gelder.
	

54	 Mojave	Audio	MA-1000	Condenser	Microphone.
	
42

The	new	flagship	tube	mic	from	Mojave	earns	its		 	
place at the top of the heap with a thoroughly modern
take on a classic mic design.
REVIEW BY PAUL VNUK JR.

56	 Ehrlund	EHR-M	Condenser	Microphone.

So what's the idea of a mic with a triangular capsule?
As it turns out, the triangle is key to a uniquely
beautiful step beyond conventional condensers.

REVIEW BY PAUL VNUK JR.

A mic locker isn't something you can order from a
catalog	and	take	out	of	a	box	ready	to	use.	It	has		
to be built up over time... and these guidelines will
show you how to start.
BY MIKE METLAY

52	 Audio-Technica	AT5047	Condenser	Microphone.
The newest 50 Series multi-diaphragm mic features
a transformer-balanced output for a sweet and
versatile tone.

A new and improved model of a bus compressor
that's	justifiably	famous	for	gluing	together	mixes		
and	submixes	on	hundreds	of	hit	records.

REVIEW BY ALEX HAWLEY

REVIEW BY MIKE METLAY

42	 ESI	Audio	uniK	05+	and	uniK	08+	
	
Active	Monitors.

This rack equalizer serves to re-introduce the
audio	world	to	the	sound	of	the	great	old	MCI		
JH-528	console,	and	does	it	with	class.	Includes		
an interview with creator Glenn Coleman.

He was the most secretive engineer in history,
and	his	work	defined	the	sound	of	modern	jazz;		
with his passing, it's now a good time to do some
sleuthing into how he did it all.
BY SCOTT DORSEY

Regulars
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Fade In.

9						Talkback.
10	 Fast	Forward.
46 Readers' Tracks.
BY MARTY PETERS

52

58	 ADK	TC-49	Valve	Microphone.

The new Custom TC Series is well-represented by this
beautifully tuned interpretation of a vintage mic that's
less known than many of its contemporaries.

PAUL VNUK JR.

62

80	 Fade	Out.

From 10 And 20 To Thirty And Beyond.

GUEST EDITORIALS BY NICK BATZDORF AND
LORENZ RYCHNER

77	 Advertiser	Index.

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