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RECORDING MAGAZINE JULY

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reviews
22 A Guitar Gear Grab Bag.
Fill up your guitar toolchest with 14 cool new products from Dwarfcraft, George Dennis, Godlyke, Hardwire, Malekko, Radial Engineering, Totally Wycked Audio, and WMD.
REVIEWS BY MIKE METLAY WITH DARWIN GROSSE

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12 Put Your Foot Down!
Guitar effects offer a universe of tonal possibilities... and a world of hurt, from noise, gain mismatches, and unintended consequences when they’re wired in the wrong order. Here’s a pedal master’s primer on how to get the most from your stompboxes.
BY HAR

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Rupert Neve Designs Portico 5017.
Everything you need for exceptional acoustic guitar recording—miked, DI, or both—in a portable package.
REVIEW BY PAUL VNUK JR.

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Fat Guitar Tones Without The Mud.
Downtuned and drop-tuned guitars are all the rage for some genres of modern music, but recording them without turning them into muck can be a real challenge. Learn the tricks of the tuned-down trade here!
BY BRIAN TARQUIN

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iOS Music Tools For Guitarists.
The iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch are turning up in more and more studios, with a wide variety of useful hardware and software for a variety of tasks. We check out 7 guitar-friendly interfaces and apps by Agile Partners, Alesis, Frank Mantek, Peavey, Studio Devil, and TheGigEasy.
REVIEWS BY MIKE METLAY

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It’s Your Music—Know Your Rights. Chapter 16: Licensing Music For Video Games.
The game market is booming, and there are real opportunities for up-and-coming musicians out there. Know the details of these licensing agreements, so you can collect what your music earns.
BY TODD GASCON WITH BRUCE KAPHAN

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Reviewed and Revisited: BOSS RC-30 Loop Station.
BOSS has added unique new features to its looper pedal; we run down the changes for you.
REVIEW BY MIKE METLAY

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Reviewed and Revisited: IK Multimedia AmpliTube 3.5.
This famous plug-in that models an entire guitar signal chain now has a free version—does that get your attention? Also a new paid version, new features, and a new way to buy models... and we auditioned them all!

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2 6 8 Fade In. Talkback. Fast Forward. Readers’ Tapes.
BY MARTY PETERS

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REVIEW BY PAUL VNUK JR. WITH CHRISTOPHER SHORT

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Tech21 Blonde.
Sweet and tasty Fender amp simulation in a pedal that fits any rig.
REVIEW BY HAR

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Eventide Space.
Reverb junkies, take note: some of the most famous spaces in the world now come in a stompbox.
REVIEW BY HAR

Fade Out.
ASCAP’s “I Create Music” EXPO 2011.
SPECIAL REPORT BY BRENT HEINTZ

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Recording’s Showcase of Sounds.
Vir2 Instruments Electri6ity.
REVIEW BY ALLEN GOODMAN

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Advertiser Index.

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TC Electronic Flashback, Shaker, and Hall Of Fame.
These pedals offer great sounds, flexible features, and the unprecedented ability to be instantly and completely reconfigured using Internet downloads.
REVIEWS BY MIKE METLAY WITH DARWIN GROSSE Cover Design by Scott Simmonds

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Recording - July 2011

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Recording - July 2011

Recording - July 2011
Fade In
Contents
Talkback
Fast Forward
Put Your Foot Down!
A Guitar Gear Grab Bag
Fat Guitar Tones Without The Mud
Rupert Neve Designs Portico 5017
iOS Music Tools For Guitarists
Reviewed and Revisited: BOSS RC-30 Loop Station
Reviewed and Revisited: IK Multimedia AmpliTube 3.5
Tech21 Blonde
It’s Your Music—Know Your Rights. Chapter 16: Licensing Music For Video Games
Eventide Space
Recording’s Showcase of Sounds
TC Electronic Flashback, Shaker, and Hall Of Fame
Readers’ Tapes
Advertiser Index
Fade Out
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Recording - July 2011 - Cover2
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Recording - July 2011 - Fade In
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Recording - July 2011 - Contents
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Recording - July 2011 - Talkback
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Recording - July 2011 - Fast Forward
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Recording - July 2011 - Put Your Foot Down!
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Recording - July 2011 - A Guitar Gear Grab Bag
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Recording - July 2011 - Fat Guitar Tones Without The Mud
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Recording - July 2011 - Rupert Neve Designs Portico 5017
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Recording - July 2011 - iOS Music Tools For Guitarists
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Recording - July 2011 - Reviewed and Revisited: BOSS RC-30 Loop Station
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Recording - July 2011 - Reviewed and Revisited: IK Multimedia AmpliTube 3.5
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Recording - July 2011 - Tech21 Blonde
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Recording - July 2011 - It’s Your Music—Know Your Rights. Chapter 16: Licensing Music For Video Games
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Recording - July 2011 - Eventide Space
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Recording - July 2011 - Recording’s Showcase of Sounds
Recording - July 2011 - 61
Recording - July 2011 - TC Electronic Flashback, Shaker, and Hall Of Fame
Recording - July 2011 - 63
Recording - July 2011 - Readers’ Tapes
Recording - July 2011 - Advertiser Index
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Recording - July 2011 - Fade Out
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