Whether you record on cassette, reel-to-reel, or multitrackers, Home Studio Recording has been created to help you understand the many practical aspects of the recording process, revealing techniques used by the professional that can be applied to home studio recording.
We'll take the most basic set-up and show you how you can expand this at minimum expense to a fully functional studio — for direct inject or microphone inputs.
In this first issue we review the Quad 405-2 Amplifier, the Teac A234 Cassette Deck, Tannoy Stratford Speakers, Fostex Reverb, and the Teac X1000 Tape Recorder — all ideal equipment for the home studio. Reviews will obviously focus on products offering the best quality at lowest cost, with an upper limit around £1,500.
Our regular features begin with ideas for soundproofing that special 'studio' of yours, whether it is in a bedroom or garage. We visit a busy small studio and find out how the new C-Ducer pickups can help with live recording. The importance of noise reduction is discussed in Studio Sound Techniques and our Control Room column looks at monitoring with loudspeakers.
The Dynamic Noise Filter in our Workshops Section can make a dramatic improvement to your sound quality on tape. It's an easy-build project that uses state-of-the-art circuitry.
HSR special features includes an interview with Andrew Jones of Sky and aims to give recognition to important people in recording. If you have released your own music on cassette and have made your first demo record, we'd be delighted to review it — give us enough material and we'll do a full-blown article!
We are also interested in visiting home recordists set-ups or receiving your own report on the way you record. Even our record review column will favour private releases or first runs as well as quality recordings done on a limited budget.
Finally, don't miss this month's great competition to win a fostex X-15 Multitracker!
The next issue of HSR (cover date November 1983) will be on sale at your newsagents on the last Thursday in October, price 75 pence, and will be available monthly. The November issue will feature Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull, who has just set up his own home recording studio, and he imparts a great deal of knowledge to assist the home recordist.
If you've ever wanted to make your final mix at one of the most up-to-date studios in the world — then next issue's competition offers a great opportunity for you to spend a day at Chipping Norton Studios.
We'll have another special project for your studio and give you a comprehensive price guide to home recording gear, as well as latest product reviews and news.
May you creatively record!
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