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12 API THE BOX.

18 Four Steps To A New Studio.

If you ever wondered what it would be like to
have the components, convenience, and sonic
signature of a genuine large-format analog console
in your home studio... wonder no more.

A hard-working engineer changes homes and builds a
studio space into two existing rooms... and shares the
four critical choices he made to get his new studio
sounding great.

REVIEW BY PAUL VNUK JR.

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BY MICHAEL NICKOLAS

24 Sonic Farm Silkworm 500 Series Mic
Preamp.

26 Meet The Monitor Controller.

Sonic Farm's first all-solid-state design offers
tonal tweaks that take it beyond the usual pre
amp fare.

A studio without a mixer gives up a lot more than just
blending inputs together, but these handy boxes give
you back a lot of what you miss when you say goodbye
to your console. Here's a primer on what they do.

REVIEW BY PAUL VNUK JR.

BY MIKE METLAY

50

32 PreSonus Monitor Station V2.

40 The Lowdown On Subwoofers.
Whether you're extending your speakers' bass reproduction
or just impressing clients, there's a trick to placing and
setting up subs for best results.

Combining comprehensive monitor control with a
full-featured cue/headphone/talkback system, this
desktop marvel makes the mixerless studio a
practical reality.

BY DAVID BRYCE

REVIEW BY MIKE METLAY

46 Ten Tips For Setting Up Your Studio.
34 Pearl ELM-C And Priority Microphones.
44

34

These ten simple (and often cheap or free) ideas will
help you turn your personal music space into a place of
creativity without frustration.

The unique rectangular capsules in these Swedish
mics make them stand out with their clear,
studio-friendly sound.

BY MALCOLM DOAK

REVIEWS BY PAUL VNUK JR.

62 The Forgotten Room Surface-The Ceiling!
38 Focusrite Saffire PRO 26.
This audio/MIDI interface offers a lot of flexibility,
while assuring compatibility with existing
computers as well as those yet to come.
REVIEW BY MIKE METLAY

44 Pearlman Microphones TM-47 Tube
Microphone.

In your quest to get the best possible sound from your
room, things are looking up....
BY BRUCE BLACK

iNteRviews
58 What Makes Magic Garden Grow? An
Interview with Brian Lucey.

A modern take on a famous design results in
classic sound for the discerning studio.

Having mastered four Number One records recently, from
artists like The Black Keys and Arctic Monkeys, this
thoughtful engineer is glad to share his ideas on choosing
gear and building a creative space that gets results.

REVIEW BY PAUL VNUK JR.

48 Reviewed & Revisited: ADAM Audio
A5X Active Monitors.
48

Advancements in folded-ribbon tweeter design
result in a substantial improvement on the
already-amazing A5.

INTERVIEW BY JAMES LINDENSCHMIDT

RegulaRs
4

Fade In.

8

Talkback.

REVIEW BY MIKE METLAY

50 M-Audio BX5 Carbon and M3-8
Powered Monitors.

32

Take your choice: a highly affordable entry-level
2-way system or a highly unusual partly-coaxial
3-way.
REVIEWS BY MIKE METLAY

60 Samson SR850 and SR950 Studio
Reference Headphones.
Your choice of open or closed design at a price
any studio can manage.
REVIEWS BY MIKE METLAY

10 Fast Forward.
52 Readers' Tapes.
BY MARTY PETERS

72 Fade Out.
Leave It On, Or Turn It Off?
GUEST EDITORIAL BY MIKE RIVERS

65 Advertiser Index.

COVER DESIGN BY SCOTT SIMMONDS


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