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Sept. 15, 2011  |  No. 85

Valgeir Sigurðsson

by Allen Farmelo

It's not an exaggeration to say that most non-Icelandic people come to know of this tiny island country through the records Valgeir Sigurðsson made with Björk, and there's no denying that...

July 15, 2011  |  No. 84

Troubleshooting

by Garrett Haines

In an interview with Bill Skibbe for a "Behind the Gear" article [#44], he said, "One of the most important things you have to be able to do is troubleshoot and fix problems. Because when the stuff...

Sept. 15, 2010  |  No. 79

Prepping Drums

by Steve La Cerra

Most engineers would probably agree that recording a drum kit is one of the most challenging studio tasks. The popularity of sampled drums and drum replacement software is a testament to the facts...

Sept. 15, 2010  |  No. 79

Other Drum Tips

by Chris Garges

Die cast hoops Die cast hoops give a drum more body, not "crack." I totally think of triple-flanged hoops as giving a drum more crack without the substantial body that a die cast hoop adds. Nylon...

July 15, 2010  |  No. 78

Monitor Positioning

by Carl Tatz

Do Do toe in your near-field monitors to a 30 degree angle.  Do space your near-field monitors far enough apart so that the apex of your equilateral triangle is 18 inches behind your head....

March 15, 2010  |  No. 76

DIY Reverb

by Nicolas Collins

In the disembodied world of today's computer-based multitrack mixing, one can spend a lot of time crafting a unifying sense of "space." Despite the dozens of reverb plug-ins and rack devices...

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