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RECORDING MAGAZINE JANUARY

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INTERVIEWS
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Sylvia Massy: Recording Unhinged.
This engineer/producer's credits range from Johnny
Cash and Prince to Tool, System of a Down, and the
Red Hot Chili Peppers, and her magically bonkers
ideas for new studio sounds have been collected
into a new book that's both inspiring and hilarious.

Soundware Showcase: Toontrack
Big Rock Drums and Dream Pop.
These two EZX Expansions for EZdrummer 2 couldn't
be more different, but they both sound amazing.
REVIEW BY MIKE METLAY

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Kush Audio Tweaker.
This compressor does things few other dynamics
processors can-it's a tool for serious, well, you know.

INTERVIEW BY PAUL VNUK JR.

REVIEW BY PAUL VNUK JR.

REVIEWS
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REVIEW BY MIKE METLAY

REVIEW BY PAUL VNUK JR.

FEaTuRES

SPL Transient Designer TDx.

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For nearly 20 years, the Transient Designer has
helped engineers add punch and clarity to drums,
bass, guitars, and more. Now there's a 500 Series
module version with upgraded sound and features.
REVIEW BY PAUL VNUK JR.

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Reviewed & Revisited: Novation Circuit 1.4.

BY DARWIN GROSSE

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BY MIKE RIVERS

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The venerable ATM350 is updated with better specs
and more versatile instrument miking options.

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Sonic Farm Beamer.
Can't choose between the old-school Berliner and
dual-topology Creamer preamps? Now you can
have one of each!

BY ERIC FERGUSON

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Bluetooth In The Studio.
This protocol has come a long way from phone
headsets and wireless mice. Check out studio control
products from CME, Quicco Sound, Yamaha, and
Livid Instruments.
BY MIKE METLAY WITH MARK MOSHER, JOE WALL, AND
ROBERT DORSCHEL

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Sonoma Wire Works DrumCore 4.
Combine audio loops played by famed drummers
with user-programmable MIDI grooves to tailor
incredible drum tracks for every need.

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REVIEW BY GARY ESKOW

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REgulaRS
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Fade In.

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Talkback.

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Fast Forward.

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REVIEW BY JON HILLMAN

Readers' Tracks.
BY MARTY PETERS

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Soundware Showcase: HandHeldSound
Scoring Mallets.
A truly cinematic approach to mallet instruments
that's both playable and inspiring.

2016 Annual Index.
And all the articles, reviews, and interviews for an
entire year were collected into one place... and
there was much rejoicing.

REVIEW BY PAUL VNUK JR.

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Phase: A Primer.
Part 2: Comb Filtering And Polarity.
What's the difference between polarity and phase,
and how does a polarity switch on a preamp help
you if it isn't actually shifting the phase around?
Learn the answers here.

REVIEW BY PAUL VNUK JR.

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Specs: Removing The Mystery. Part 6:
Filters And Equalizers-Watching Your
Slopes And Qs.
A clear understanding of EQ and filter specs will
help make sure you're getting what you pay for.

REVIEW BY MIKE METLAY

Audio-Technica ATM350a Microphone
Systems.

How We Drum (The 2017 Edition).
Working with a live drummer in a room isn't always
practical. Learn the latest ways to get great rhythm
tracks when there's no drummer in the picture.

New firmware, new features, a new patch editor,
and a cloud-based data organizer take this groove
composition box to the next level.

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Nektar Technology Panorama P6.
This USB keyboard control surface is a top
contender in nearly every application, but when
paired with certain DAWs, it becomes unbeatable.

Lewitt LCT 640 TS Variable-Pattern
Condenser Mic.
Change your mic's polar pattern in the mix? Record
Mid/Side with only one mic? Yes you can, and
sound great doing it.

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Fade Out.

COVER PHOTO BY ARNO JORDAN
COVER DESIGN BY SCOTT SIMMONDS

What Are The Emulations Emulating?
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Contents
Recording - January 2017 - Intro
Recording - January 2017 - Cover1
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