December 2021 - 6

Reviews
24 AKG: Ara Professional
Two-Pattern USB
Condenser Microphone
A studio-quality USB
microphone perfect for
discerning content creators
REVIEW BY PAUL VNUK JR.
38 Austrian Audio:
Hi-X15 & Hi-X25BT
The Austrian-designed High Excursion
headphones, now even more affordable
REVIEW BY ALEX HAWLEY
40 Plugin Outlet:
Black Rooster Audio OmniTec-67A
The Motor City sound in your DAW
REVIEW BY BILL STUNT
RECORDING December 2021 Contents
L Session
22 Arturia: MiniFuse 2
The latest compact entry in the Fuse family
REVIEW BY ALEX HAWLEY
56 Genelec 8361A
This bold Finish flagship
might be 'The One' for you
REVIEW BY PAUL VNUK JR.
58 Focusrite: Clarett+ 8 Pre
Find out what puts the plus in this already
popular interface line
REVIEW BY JOHN CZERWINSKI
62 Pioneer DJ VM-80
Active Monitor Speaker
A multi-faceted monitor speaker voiced for
audio engineers and DJs alike
REVIEW BY DAVID BLASCOE
Interview
26 A day in the head of Still Woozy:
Making modern pop and beyond
Still Woozy is a favorite of the RECORDING
staff and our families. We sit down with Sven
46 ART: Project Series
USB Pre IV Audio Interface
32-bit sonics, simplicity, and affordability, all
combined in a robust little black box
REVIEW BY DAVID BLASCOE
48 Plugin Outlet:
Reverb Foundry Tai-Chi
The Zen of reverb-get as deep as you like
REVIEW BY PAUL VNUK JR.
Eric Gamsky and noted producer and
engineer Lars Stalfors to get the deets on
Sven's new and deliciously pop-twinged
If This Isn't Nice, I Don't Know What
Is. Head over to your
preferred streaming
service, cue up the
album, and learn how
Sven crafts his songs.
INTERVIEW BY PAUL VNUK JR.
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52 Session Log:
The AngelHeaded Hipster, Part 12
Mastering and Beyond: The Final Steps...
We've come to the 12th and final installment
of our Session Log dedicated to the making
of AngelHeaded Hipster: The Songs of Marc
Bolan & T. Rex, produced by the late Hal Willner.
In this episode, Marc and Hal head over to
Howie Weinberg's mastering studio...
BY MARC URSELLI
Inside the
Studio
60 Inside the Studio with Mark Hornsby
From the Studio to The Stage
So many tracks, but so few people to play them
all! How can we translate today's high track
count visions into solid live performances?
Read on...
50 Audeze: Euclid Closed-Back
Planar Magnetic In-ear Monitors
The famed planar magnet soundstage, now in
a high-end IEM
REVIEW BY PAUL VNUK JR.
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10 RECORDING's 2021
Holiday Buyer's Guide
This year we made a list and checked it it twice,
filled with the best gear to begin the recording
journey. We asked pro audio leaders: What's the
best audio interface, microphone, headphones
or set of monitor speakers for $150 or less? Dig
in and find out what they recommend!
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Regulars
4 Fade In
8 Fast Forward
72 Fade Out: Don't Wait-Create!
Guest Editorial by Aaron J. Trumm
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42 Inside the
Box with Joe
Albano: Free and
Entry-level DAWs
Choosing your
recording software
is a big decision. Luckily, today many audio
interfaces, keyboards, controllers and
computers come with free entry-level versions
of many popular DAWs. This month Joe takes a
look at the available options.
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December 2021

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of December 2021

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RECORDING’s 2021Holiday Buyer’s Guide
Arturia: MiniFuse 2
AKG: Ara Professional Two-Pattern USB Condenser Microphone
A day in the head of Still Woozy: Making modern pop and beyond
Austrian Audio: Hi-X15
Plugin Outlet: Black Rooster Audio OmniTec-67A
Inside the Box with Joe Albano: Free and Entry-level DAWs
ART: Project Series USB Pre IV Audio Interface
Plugin Outlet: Reverb Foundry Tai-Chi
Audeze: Euclid Closed-Back Planar Magnetic In-ear Monitors
Session Log: The AngelHeaded Hipster, Part 12 Mastering and Beyond: The Final Steps…
Genelec 8361A
Focusrite: Clarett+ 8 Pre
Inside the Studio with Mark Hornsby From the Studio to The Stage
Pioneer DJ VM-80 Active Monitor Speaker
Fade Out: Don’t Wait—Create!
December 2021 - Intro
December 2021 - Cover1
December 2021 - Cover2
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December 2021 - Fade In
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December 2021 - Fast Forward
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December 2021 - RECORDING’s 2021Holiday Buyer’s Guide
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December 2021 - Arturia: MiniFuse 2
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December 2021 - AKG: Ara Professional Two-Pattern USB Condenser Microphone
December 2021 - 25
December 2021 - A day in the head of Still Woozy: Making modern pop and beyond
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December 2021 - Austrian Audio: Hi-X15
December 2021 - 39
December 2021 - Plugin Outlet: Black Rooster Audio OmniTec-67A
December 2021 - 41
December 2021 - Inside the Box with Joe Albano: Free and Entry-level DAWs
December 2021 - 43
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December 2021 - 45
December 2021 - ART: Project Series USB Pre IV Audio Interface
December 2021 - 47
December 2021 - Plugin Outlet: Reverb Foundry Tai-Chi
December 2021 - 49
December 2021 - Audeze: Euclid Closed-Back Planar Magnetic In-ear Monitors
December 2021 - 51
December 2021 - Session Log: The AngelHeaded Hipster, Part 12 Mastering and Beyond: The Final Steps…
December 2021 - 53
December 2021 - 54
December 2021 - 55
December 2021 - Genelec 8361A
December 2021 - 57
December 2021 - Focusrite: Clarett+ 8 Pre
December 2021 - 59
December 2021 - Inside the Studio with Mark Hornsby From the Studio to The Stage
December 2021 - 61
December 2021 - Pioneer DJ VM-80 Active Monitor Speaker
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December 2021 - Fade Out: Don’t Wait—Create!
December 2021 - Cover3
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