November 2021 - 40

RECORDING
STUDIO UPGRADES
Roger Alan Nichols
(Elvis Costello, Larkin Poe, Reeves Gabrels, Tyler Bryant
and The Shakedown) rogeralannichols.com
James " Jimmy T " Meslin
(Dream Theater, John Petrucci,
Liquid Tension
Experiment) meslonaudio.com
Without a doubt, the biggest contributor to improving
my time in the studio has been outfitting the control room
at DTHQ with Ex Machina Quasar 3-Way Active Studio
Monitors. The speakers have enabled me to make decisions
quicker and with more accuracy. There wasn't much
of a learning curve to understand the speaker's response.
They've given me a ton of confidence that my choices in
the studio will translate outside of the room. I've since explored
more creative ventures and can go way outside of
my comfort / safe zone while tracking or mixing. Cheers
to Ex Machina for their incredible work and product.
The least sexy purchases are sometimes the most impactful
when it comes to workflow. I just purchased additional AVID HD
I/O converters and additional Switchcraft Studio Patch TT Patchbays.
Truthfully, that was money that I would rather have spent on
mic pres, mics, instruments or compressors, but great-sounding
converters, quick access and dependable routing are the foundation
for any successful room regardless of size. As a producer,
writer, and engineer, the money I spend on gear varies depending
on the need. This particular purchase affects all three hats.
Ronan Chris Murphy
(King Crimson, GWAR, Ulver, Mafia III) venetowest.com
I am tempted to claim something more exotic, but the biggest
upgrade for me has been the addition of a LogicKeyboard
Astra Backlit Keyboard for Avid Pro Tools. I have
a dark studio, so I wanted a backlit keyboard to make it
easier to see the keys, and I decided to spend a little extra
to get one with the Pro Tools shortcuts. I have used Pro Tools
since version 1.0, so many shortcuts are second nature, but
having a few that I had not used on a regular basis, clearly
displayed, has sped up my workflow significantly.
40 RECORDING November 2021
Ryan Ulyate
(Tom Petty, Mick Fleetwood & Friends, George Harrison,
The Traveling Wilburys, Electric Light Orchestra) ulyate.com
I'm doing lots of mixing in Dolby Atmos. With Apple Spatial
Audio, my mixes also need to sound right in binaural
mode, so I upgraded my setup with the Rupert Neve Designs
RNHP Headphone Amplifier and a set of Sennheiser HD 650
Headphones. The amp is attached to the headphone output
of my Avid MTRX Studio (which gets the signal from Dolby
Renderer via DadMan software). The Sennheiser headphones
sound great but need more level; the RND amp fixes that.
I've never mixed in headphones before, but Atmos' binaural
rendering has forced me to make sure what sounds great on
speakers is also as good as it can be in headphones.
2021 Edition
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November 2021

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of November 2021

Fade In
Fast Forward
Studio Upgrade Roundup
Inside the Studio with Mark Hornsby: A Crash Course in Atmos
Plugin Outlet: Slate Digital MetaTune
KRK Systems: KNS 8402
Southern Avenue and the Modern Memphis Sound
Plugin Outlet: Raising Jake SideMinder ME2
Shure MV7 USB Podcast Microphone
RECORDING Show and Tell: Studio Upgrades (2021 Edition)
Plugin Outlet: bx_console Focusrite SC
Novation Circuit Rhythm
Session Log: The AngelHeaded Hipster, Part 11: Home Mixing in Home Studios
Mackie: Onyx16
Alclair: Electro 6 Driver
Plugin Outlet: Arturia FX Collection 2
Inside the Box with Joe Albano: workflow-focused programs and plugins
RME Fireface UCX II 40-channel USB Interface
Readers' Tracks
Fade Out: Studio Feng Shui
November 2021 - Intro
November 2021 - Cover1
November 2021 - Cover2
November 2021 - 1
November 2021 - 2
November 2021 - 3
November 2021 - Fade In
November 2021 - 5
November 2021 - 6
November 2021 - 7
November 2021 - Fast Forward
November 2021 - 9
November 2021 - Studio Upgrade Roundup
November 2021 - 11
November 2021 - 12
November 2021 - 13
November 2021 - 14
November 2021 - 15
November 2021 - 16
November 2021 - 17
November 2021 - 18
November 2021 - 19
November 2021 - Inside the Studio with Mark Hornsby: A Crash Course in Atmos
November 2021 - 21
November 2021 - 22
November 2021 - 23
November 2021 - Plugin Outlet: Slate Digital MetaTune
November 2021 - 25
November 2021 - KRK Systems: KNS 8402
November 2021 - 27
November 2021 - Southern Avenue and the Modern Memphis Sound
November 2021 - 29
November 2021 - 30
November 2021 - 31
November 2021 - 32
November 2021 - 33
November 2021 - Plugin Outlet: Raising Jake SideMinder ME2
November 2021 - 35
November 2021 - Shure MV7 USB Podcast Microphone
November 2021 - 37
November 2021 - RECORDING Show and Tell: Studio Upgrades (2021 Edition)
November 2021 - 39
November 2021 - 40
November 2021 - 41
November 2021 - Plugin Outlet: bx_console Focusrite SC
November 2021 - 43
November 2021 - Novation Circuit Rhythm
November 2021 - 45
November 2021 - Session Log: The AngelHeaded Hipster, Part 11: Home Mixing in Home Studios
November 2021 - 47
November 2021 - 48
November 2021 - 49
November 2021 - Mackie: Onyx16
November 2021 - 51
November 2021 - Alclair: Electro 6 Driver
November 2021 - 53
November 2021 - Plugin Outlet: Arturia FX Collection 2
November 2021 - 55
November 2021 - 56
November 2021 - 57
November 2021 - Inside the Box with Joe Albano: workflow-focused programs and plugins
November 2021 - 59
November 2021 - 60
November 2021 - 61
November 2021 - RME Fireface UCX II 40-channel USB Interface
November 2021 - 63
November 2021 - Readers' Tracks
November 2021 - 65
November 2021 - 66
November 2021 - 67
November 2021 - 68
November 2021 - 69
November 2021 - 70
November 2021 - 71
November 2021 - Fade Out: Studio Feng Shui
November 2021 - Cover3
November 2021 - Cover4
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