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Lewitt Authentica LCT 940.
This flagship mic combines solid-state and tube
electronics in a user-controlled blend.

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This award-winning engineer discusses his
approach to recording the famed Jazz
vocalist/pianist, both on her newest album Smash
and on the Grammy®-winning surround release of
Modern Cool.

REVIEW BY PAUL VNUK JR.

20

PreSonus Eris Series High-Definition
Studio Monitors.
PreSonus’s first speakers deliver significant
sound within reach of any studio.
REVIEWS BY MIKE METLAY

34

Audio-Technica AT5040 Studio Vocal
Microphone.

INTERVIEW BY LORENZ RYCHNER

FeaTuRes
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REVIEW BY PAUL VNUK JR.

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BY SVEN-ERIK SEAHOLM

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Moon Professional 3500MP
2-Channel Microphone Preamp.

64

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Plug-ins To The Rescue—Real-Life
Remedies For Vocal Tracks.
One of LA’s most successful scoring mixers shares
his hints for rescuing problem vocals.

Audiophile specs and impeccable performance
at the high end.
REVIEW BY PAUL VNUK JR.

How To Record Great Vocals At Home.
From start to finish, here’s everything you’ll need
to create a professional vocal track.

An array of multiple diaphragms within one mic
yields stunning results on vocals.

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Jim Anderson Records Patricia Barber.

BY JASON LAROCCA

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DPA Microphones d:fine Series
Headset Microphones.

Recording Fundamentals. Chapter 17:
Sweet Spot Conundrums—Part 4.
Sometimes, despite everything we’ve discussed in
the last few months, you’re stuck making the best
of the room you have. But all is not lost if you
follow these nine handy guidelines!

Headset mics in a magazine about recording?
Yes! Read on and learn not only about these
fantastic mics but also how to get effective
stage recordings using headsets.

BY ERIC FERGUSON

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REVIEW BY PAUL VNUK JR.

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Plug-in Outlet: Toontrack EZmix Pack:
Vocal Toolbox.
The extraordinarily simple mix-fix plug-in turns its
attention to tracking and mixing the perfect voice.
REVIEW BY MIKE METLAY

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RegulaRs

Plug-in Outlet: iZotope Nectar Elements.

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Fade In.

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Talkback.

10

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Fast Forward.

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Readers’ Tapes.

This introductory version of Nectar brings
powerful vocal processing tools to the beginner
in a genre-savvy and easy-to-learn format.

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REVIEW BY MIKE METLAY

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Blue Spark Digital USB Microphone.
This USB mic adds zero-latency monitoring and
iOS compatibility to the well-liked Spark design.

BY MARTY PETERS

REVIEW BY MIKE METLAY

COVER DESIGN BY SCOTT SIMMONDS

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Plug-in Outlet: Noveltech Vocal
Enhancer (and Character).
A more refined and user-controllable version of
a “one-knob wonder” tone tweaking plug-in
sets its sights on better vocals.
REVIEWS BY PAUL VNUK JR.

64

CAD Audio Acousti-shield 32.
A handy mic isolation barrier has multiple
applications in the studio.
REVIEW BY PAUL VNUK JR.

Fade Out.
Marrying For Love.
EDITORIAL BY MIKE METLAY

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Advertiser Index.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Recording - May 2013

Recording - May 2013
Fade In
Contents
Talkback
Fast Forward
Jim Anderson Records Patricia Barber
Lewitt Authentica LCT 940
PreSonus Eris Series High-Definition Studio Monitors
How To Record Great Vocals At Home
Audio-Technica AT5040 Studio Vocal Microphone
Plug-ins To The Rescue—Real-Life Remedies For Vocal Tracks
Moon Professional 3500MP 2-Channel Microphone Preamp
DPA Microphones d:fine Series Headset Microphones
Plug-in Outlet: Toontrack EZmix Pack: Vocal Toolbox
Plug-in Outlet: iZotope Nectar Elements
Blue Spark Digital USB Microphone
Plug-in Outlet: Noveltech Vocal Enhancer (and Character)
Readers' Tapes
Recording Fundamentals. Chapter 17: Sweet Spot Conundrums—Part 4
CAD Audio Acousti-shield 32
Advertiser Index
Fade Out
Recording - May 2013 - Intro
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Recording - May 2013 - Fade In
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Recording - May 2013 - Contents
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Recording - May 2013 - Talkback
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Recording - May 2013 - Fast Forward
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Recording - May 2013 - Jim Anderson Records Patricia Barber
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Recording - May 2013 - Lewitt Authentica LCT 940
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Recording - May 2013 - PreSonus Eris Series High-Definition Studio Monitors
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Recording - May 2013 - How To Record Great Vocals At Home
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Recording - May 2013 - Audio-Technica AT5040 Studio Vocal Microphone
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Recording - May 2013 - Plug-ins To The Rescue—Real-Life Remedies For Vocal Tracks
Recording - May 2013 - 39
Recording - May 2013 - Moon Professional 3500MP 2-Channel Microphone Preamp
Recording - May 2013 - 41
Recording - May 2013 - DPA Microphones d:fine Series Headset Microphones
Recording - May 2013 - 43
Recording - May 2013 - Plug-in Outlet: Toontrack EZmix Pack: Vocal Toolbox
Recording - May 2013 - 45
Recording - May 2013 - Plug-in Outlet: iZotope Nectar Elements
Recording - May 2013 - 47
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Recording - May 2013 - Blue Spark Digital USB Microphone
Recording - May 2013 - 51
Recording - May 2013 - Plug-in Outlet: Noveltech Vocal Enhancer (and Character)
Recording - May 2013 - 53
Recording - May 2013 - Readers' Tapes
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Recording - May 2013 - Recording Fundamentals. Chapter 17: Sweet Spot Conundrums—Part 4
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Recording - May 2013 - CAD Audio Acousti-shield 32
Recording - May 2013 - Advertiser Index
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Recording - May 2013 - Fade Out
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