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JamHub Shipping “Tracker MT16” Multitrack Recorder
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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 remote port of JamHub’s Studio...

Preparing for Studio Success
I Wish I Knew That

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 little substitute for getting your...

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

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.

Choosing the Right Tone for the Song: On Stage and In Studio
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Choosing the Right Tone for the Song: On Stage and In Studio

Q: How do you decide what tone to use for different songs? A: This is a great question. And it is one that is very subjective. This will be different for everyone, but I’m happy to share my personal take on it. This is also something that may be very different live than it is in the studio. Quite often,...

In the Studio: Part 3 – Aural Communication
The Lowdown with Dr. D

In the Studio: Part 3 – Aural Communication

Today, we continue where we left off in this “In the Studio” column series. Be sure to check out part one and two of this series. Mixes In my experience, (unless you are all in the same room and not using headphones) it is extremely beneficial for each musician in the studio have their own personal mix going into their...

In the Studio: Part 2 – Setting the Stage for a Good Performance
The Lowdown with Dr. D

In the Studio: Part 2 – Setting the Stage for a Good Performance

Last time we focused on the importance of being prepared before we enter the studio with our projects. Today, let’s talk about setting the stage for a good performance after we walk into the studio. Communication Communication between musicians is an important aspect in obtaining a quality performance, and thereby a more exciting and pleasing recording. We can mostly divide...

In the Studio: Part 1 – Preparation
The Lowdown with Dr. D

In the Studio: Part 1 – Preparation

Recently I’ve had the good fortune to take several trips into the recording studio, each situation was entirely different from the last. Each session, or group of sessions, highlighted in my mind different features necessary for an efficient, pleasant and successful session. Unless you are doing both the performing and the engineering, (something I advise against if you can avoid...

BeatStudio: A Look at the Track Builder App for iOS
Apps

BeatStudio: A Look at the Track Builder App for iOS

I have not been a huge fan of any of the iOS drum machines or drum-along “screen tapper” drums-set style apps. But BeatStudio, by Frontier Design Group, brings something new to the table that is really useful and is changing my opinion of this sort of app. Not only does BeatStudio offer multitrack recording abilities, quantization, editing and an array...

Recording Acoustic Bass with Steve Bailey
Bass Videos

Recording Acoustic Bass with Steve Bailey

Recording double bass can be a real hassle. As anyone who has tried it can tell you, it takes time to find the right balance of definition and depth. Luckily, Steve Bailey spent tons of time figuring out what works for him, and made this video to share his techniques. Bailey not only explains his mic placement, but also goes...

AKAI Announces EIE Pro USB Audio Interface
Bass Gear

AKAI Announces EIE Pro USB Audio Interface

Akai has announced the EIE Pro, a USB audio interface capable of recording up 24-bit resolution and 96kHz sampling. The EIE Pro has four ins and four outs, MIDI I/O, and is compatible with virtually any DAW on Mac or PC. The inputs are XLR-1/4″ combo jacks, which lead to four discrete preamplifiers with true phantom power to enable use...

FiRe 2: A Look at the Recording App for iOS
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FiRe 2: A Look at the Recording App for iOS

I’ve long been on the lookout for a great recording app for my iPhone. Not for multi-tracking, because Garageband on my iPad has me 100% sold for that stuff, but more for recording quick ideas, recording rehearsals, concerts and so on. I recently tried out FiRe 2 by Audiofile Engineering, and after just a few short hours, I’m already impressed...

Recording the Upright Bass
The Lowdown with Dr. D

Recording the Upright Bass

Steve Bunker, a rockabilly player, recently asked me about the “best way to record the upright bass.” While I don’t think there is any one single way that is the best to record every upright bass in every style of music, I have noticed a few things over the years. Get your sound before you walk into the studio This...