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  • What Do I Need To Record Bass At Home?

    What Do I Need To Record Bass At Home?

    Q: What kind of gear might I need to start recording bass lines from home? I’m thinking of the ability to record for albums remotely but also to get better sound for social media videos and things along those lines. Preferably something that doesn’t cost thousands of dollars! I’m curious what you use, too. A:... »

  • The Lightbulb Moment: Studio Tones

    The Lightbulb Moment: Studio Tones

    For most musicians, walking into a professional recording studio is like setting foot in Disneyland. There are so many colors, so many shiny microphones, so many synthesizers! You want to touch everything, including those knobs on the console that are so perfectly aligned. The faint scent of aged wood, treated walls, and ghostly vibrations transport... »

  • How To Get “Your Sound” In The Studio

    How To Get “Your Sound” In The Studio

    Q: I was recently listening to your newer album and was really loving the tone you get. Can you talk a little about how make sure to get “your sound” in the studio? Also, any general tips for recording in the studio would be helpful, too. I’m about to record our band’s first album and... »

  • Book Offers Insight on Using an iPad to Record Music

    Book Offers Insight on Using an iPad to Record Music

    You may already be aware of many ways to use an iPad for making music. However, Hal Leonard Corp. has put together an book — — that covers the device’s “connectivity to the professional, project, and home music studios.” Written by music technology authors Vincent Leonard and Thomas Rudolph, the book in the Hal Leonard... »

  • Learn More About Electronics and Sound In New Music Pro Guide

    Learn More About Electronics and Sound In New Music Pro Guide

    So, you’re not a math person. And you really don’t feel like technical electronics tasks are really your thing. However, you need to know some concepts about sound and recording. was written with someone like you in mind. The book, publishing as of Hal Leonard Corp.’s Music Pro Guides series, teaches you how to test... »

  • Line 6 Introduces Sonic Port VX Audio Interface

    Line 6 Introduces Sonic Port VX Audio Interface

    Line 6 has introduced the Sonic Port VX mobile audio interface. Designed for portability, it’s equipped with a three built-in condenser microphones with preamps, a stereo line input, and a guitar/bass input with 120dB of dynamic range. The microphone setup includes a stereo matched pair and a front-facing mono mic for versatility. Aside from its... »

  • Focusrite Introduces Scarlett Solo USB Recording Interface

    Focusrite Introduces Scarlett Solo USB Recording Interface

    For bassists looking to record, Focusrite has just announced the Scarlett Solo, a USB interface with dual inputs and outputs. The device is a continuation of the Scarlett series and retains the recording capabilities in a smaller package. The Scarlett Solo has a mic pre and high headroom instrument input for flexibility. Other features include... »

  • JamHub Shipping “Tracker MT16” Multitrack Recorder

    JamHub Shipping “Tracker MT16” Multitrack Recorder

    JamHub has released the Tracker MT16, a portable multi-track recorder capable of capturing up to 16 channels of audio simultaneously. The tracks, which are recorded in 24-bit, 96kHz resolution, can be transferred to a computer via SD card or USB as well as be uploaded wirelessly to the cloud. The Tracker MT16 connects to the... »

  • Preparing for Studio Success

    Preparing for Studio Success

    Going into the studio to make a record can be a pretty daunting task. Yes, there are a select few who do that every day, but for the rest of us mortals, a session on the books is a pretty rare and special occurrence. Although some folks have sufficient equipment to record at home, there’s... »

  • Pablo Elorza: Recording Fretless Bass and Getting that Jaco Tone

    Pablo Elorza: Recording Fretless Bass and Getting that Jaco Tone

    The last time we featured Pablo Elorza, he gave us an in-depth look at the popular Jaco Pastorius tune “Continuum”. Our friend Sylvain Gros-Desormeaux shares this one of Pablo demonstrating how to record a fretless bass and achieve that Jaco sound. For more on Pablo’s Deep Into Electric Bass Classics, visit his website. »