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the REASONS TO BUY NEW MONITORS

Are you unhappy with your mixes? Does your bass sound flabby? Is your treble hissy? Are you missing some mids? You may well need a new set of monitors. Here, we run through six reasons to upgrade – and next month, howto upgrade…

Before we give you half a dozen very good reasons why you shouldupgrade, a line of warning, a caveat if you will. Don’t, where possible, upgrade your studio monitors. If you know and love your speakers and understand their quirks, their sound and their intimate frequencies, then you’re probably best off keeping them, because knowing your monitors is the key to getting an accurate mix. If you know they’re delivering a couple-of-dB too much at the bass end, for example, then you’ll know to compensate. Your slightly ropey relationship with your monitors is perhaps like a dodgy working relationship: sometimes it’s ‘better the devil you know’. However…

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Emulating the artists that inspired us in our many music-making ventures is as much about rekindling those feelings as it is knowing how the sounds were created. In our cover feature this month we show you how to get impossibly close to the sonic signatures left by your musical heroes. Continuing the theme we present our newest feature ‘Recording Spotlight,’ where we speak to Peter Franco, engineer on Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories, and gain insight into the complex, painstaking work that went into creating this modern classic. Additionally, we sit down with dance-music producer Stefano Ritteri and rising UK production star Rhiannon Mair, get into the meat of Cubase 9.5 and get hands-on with all the latest gear, tech and software. We hope you enjoy the issue…
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