November 2021 - 6

RECORDING November 2021 Contents
Reviews
10 Studio Upgrade Roundup
Ten products from eight companies, plus an
eleventh complete studio upgrade
* Auralex: ProPOD Acoustic Decouplers
* Black Lion Audio: PG-P Portable Power Conditioner
* Coleman Audio: HP6 Stereo Headphone Amp
* Heritage Audio: Baby RAM
* Hosa: Neoprene Cable Wrap & Spiral Cable Wrap
* Omnicharge: Omni 20+ and OMNI ULTIMATE
* OWC: Envoy Pro Elektron
* Strymon: Conduit MIDI Hub
* Carl Tatz Design: Phantom Focus System
REVIEWS BY PAUL VNUK JR.
24 Plugin Outlet: Slate Digital
MetaTune
A creative new take on vocal tuning
REVIEW BY PAUL VNUK JR.
26 KRK Systems: KNS 8402
Popular studio-focused headphones made
even better
REVIEW BY PAUL VNUK JR.
34 Plugin Outlet: Raising Jake
SideMinder ME2
Command the stereo field
REVIEW BY BILL STUNT
36 Shure MV7 USB Podcast Microphone
A new content creation microphone with both
USB and XLR options
REVIEW BY ALEX HAWLEY
42 Plugin Outlet: bx_console
Focusrite SC
Seventy-two distinct channels of legendary
Focusrite tone, now in a virtual console plugin
REVIEW BY BILL STUNT
50 Mackie: Onyx16
An old friend returns with some great new features
REVIEW BY PAUL VNUK JR.
52 Alclair: Electro 6 Driver
Electrostatic hi-frequency drivers in a custom
in-ear monitor
REVIEW BY DAVID BLASCOE
54 Plugin Outlet: Arturia FX
Collection 2
New mastering bus tools, modulators and
more, in an already stellar bundle of plugins
you'll actually use
REVIEW BY BILL STUNT
62 RME Fireface UCX II 40-channel
USB Interface
RME celebrates its 25th Anniversary with one
of its best interfaces yet
REVIEW BY PAUL VNUK JR.
Interview
38 RECORDING Show and Tell:
Studio Upgrades (2021 Edition)
Nine top engineers, musicians and producers
answer the question: what recent upgrade to
your studio has made the most significant
impact on your workflow?
46 Session Log: The AngelHeaded
Hipster, Part 11: Home Mixing in
Home Studios
In the eleventh installment of our year-long
look into the making of The AngelHeaded
Hipster, a Marc Bolan / T. Rex tribute album,
engineer Marc Urselli talks us through his
mixing process at home and how he kept the
workflow moving.
BY MARC URSELLI
58 Inside the Box with Joe Albano:
workflow-focused programs and plugins
This month Joe takes a break from DAWs and
processing plugins and effects to consider session
recall, studio management and room correction.
28 Southern Avenue and the Modern
Memphis Sound
Southern Avenue is a Memphis-based soul/
roots band featuring Israeli-born guitarist Ori
Naftaly, sisters Tierinii and Tikyra Jackson
(vocals, drums), bassist Evan Sarver, and
Jeremy Powell on keys. They were joined on
their latest release, Be The Love You Want, by
Grammy Award-winning artist and producer
Steve Berlin of Los Lobos. We met up with Ori
and Steve to dig how the sounds went down.
INTERVIEW BY PAUL VNUK JR.
Features
44 Novation Circuit Rhythm
Find your groove with this new samplepowered
beast
REVIEW BY DAVID BLASCOE
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6 RECORDING November 2021
20 Inside the Studio with Mark
Hornsby: A Crash Course in Atmos
This month, producer and educator Mark
Hornsby shows us the ins, outs, speakers,
software, setups and considerations of
stepping into the world of immersive audio.
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Regulars
4 Fade In
8 Fast Forward
64 Readers' Tracks
BY MARTY PETERS
70 Advertiser Index
72 Fade Out: Studio Feng Shui
GUEST EDITORIAL BY AARON J. TRUMM
COVER: photo of
Blackbird Studio C
by Marian Matthis
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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
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November 2021 - 71
November 2021 - Fade Out: Studio Feng Shui
November 2021 - Cover3
November 2021 - Cover4
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