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The May Issue of RECORDING: Miking Instruments! Microphones, Preamps, & Sonic Success

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There is nothing better than recording an inspired musician coaxing beautiful music out of their chosen instrument, and it all starts with using the right microphone. Even many virtual instruments in your DAW are based on sounds and samples recorded by a skilled engineer. The central focus of the May issue of RECORDING is instrument miking.




We have 25 products on review this month. On the mic front, we have the instrument-focused OD5 active dynamic and OC7 condenser from Austrian Audio. From CAD, we look at the drum kit-focused C98, D29, D88 and D89. We check out a pair of the new 2015 Wide Cardioid mics from DPA, and we get the first look at the Royer 25th Anniversary R-10 Hot Rod Limited Edition ribbon mic. In microphone preamps, we plug into the Warm Audio WA-2MPX.


For your mic-boosting pleasure, we have a mic-boost/direct box combo from Peach Audio called the Cube 5, and we run some mics through the new transformer-equipped Cloudlifter CL-X from Cloud Microphones.


In the guitar pedal department, we stomp on the five latest offerings from Maestro (Gibson) and the new Cloudburst reverb from Strymon.


Moving in the box, we round up four of the latest EBX Sound Expansions for Toontrack EZbass. For our "virtual ivory ticklers," we have Version 8 of the popular Modartt Pianoteq and the new 285 Delay from PSPaudioware.


Finally, we get the score from Notion from PreSonus and dig into online collaboration with FarPlay.




This month's interview returns to the age-old question, "If we can walk together, why can't we rock together?" as editor Paul Vnuk Jr goes back in time to the DIY recording ethos of the mid-1980s US punk scene, with Kevin Seconds, Don Zientara and Ian MacKaye to discuss the recording of 7 Seconds classic Walk Together, Rock Together EP.




In Session Log, producer Marc Urselli brings another "strange and unusual" instrument as he tells us how he recorded Gotye’s Ondioline Orchestra.


In this issue's Studio 101, Joe Albano’s lesson topic is an Intro To Microphones, Mark Hornsby is back Inside The Studio sharing about his recent sessions tracking Carl Verheyen’s Riverboat Sky, and Dave Martin shares his insightful advice in Readers' Tracks.


Finally, Associate Editor Alex Hawley helms Fade Out with his thoughts on the growing AI trend.


May this issue be instrumental to your RECORDING success!

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