Magnatone Giveawya

August Issue

Recording Tips

Tone Stacking With Two Amps

April 6, 2012
If you want to use two amps simultaneously, there are some things you need to know before you flip on those power switches.
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Roundup: 5 Hand-Held Multitrack Recorders Reviewed

March 20, 2012
We evaluate the features, audio quality, and design of five of the leading portable recorders to give you a leg up on tracking your guitars on the move.
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Roundup: 5 Multi-Track Digital Recorders Reviewed

March 20, 2012
In this roundup, we’ll look at the Korg and Olympus units, as well as the latest incarnations of two of the most popular devices in this category—Zoom’s feature-rich H4N and Boss’ smartly designed Micro BR, and home-recording pioneers Tascam''s classic-looking DP-004
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Studio Legends: Alan Parsons on "Dark Side of the Moon"

March 9, 2012
Alan Parsons on Pink Floyd''s Dark Side of the Moon.
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iPhone Recording App Roundup

March 9, 2012
It’s a real surprise to look up from your coffee cup in early 2012 and find a whole spectrum of impressive amp and effect simulators, as well as a clutch of affordable plug-and-play interfaces, that make jamming on your smartphone as easy as adding emoticons to your text messages.
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Keeping it Simple in the Studio

March 9, 2012
On “When the Levee Breaks” from Led Zeppelin IV, Jimmy Page’s guitar parts are panned left and right, and mixed quite dry with some deep flange. Conversely, the drums
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10 Essential Recording Tips

March 9, 2012
Whether you record on your laptop, a dedicated handheld device, or your smartphone, fancy technology can only get you so far. Here we reveal 10 secreTs every would-be Rick Rubin, Phil Spector, and Sir George Martin needs to keep in mind to avoid glitchy, sterile-sounding tracks and capture pristine, amazing tones.
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How to Build A Recording Rig, PT. 2

March 9, 2012
1. The Delta 44 interface from M-Audio features a PCI card that mounts inside a computer, and then connects to an external box with audio inputs and outputs. 2.
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How to Build a Recording Rig, Pt. 1

February 10, 2012
The first step is to settle on the centerpiece for your rig and the “support” items that will surround it.
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Inside a Session Gig

February 8, 2012
Taking instructions, reading music, and prepping your gear.
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