Content: Test-1 12-08-2008
Recording vocals can be a challenge— even if you’re experienced. For the singer, preparation, technique, and energy are critical. On the production side, understanding how singers work—as well as what you can do to help them deliver brilliant performances— are essential skills. But whichever side of the glass you’re on, these 12 tips should guide you to fruitful, dynamic, and inspired sessions.
Novation is releasing the Launchpad, hands on, interactive controller for Ableton Live.Launchpad is a compact controller unlike any other, which is designed to give electronic music makers of today the most interactive experience possible in Ableton Live. It communicates bi
In EQ’s December cover story, Canadian indie-pop rockers Tegan and Sara Quin, producer Chris Walla (guitarist for Death Cab For Cutie), and engineer Howard Redekopp talk about taking on 50 songs, whittling them down to 13, and recording live take upon live take until they got each song just right. It’s an inspiring story, so much so that the interview flowed well over the allotted print space. Below is one of several upcoming outtakes from the article. Tegan Quin and Chris Walla discuss recording the standout track, “On Directing,” from Tegan and Sara’s sixth album, Sainthood.
We reviewed the UAD-2 PCIe card in the 11/08 issue, and looking back from almost a year’s perspective, it’s more than stood the test of time—between the dedicated hardware power that allows running tons of plugs without stressing out your CPU, and the uncannily analog sound quality of the plugins themselves, Universal Audio’s Powered Plug-Ins have become one of my select group of go-to processors.