Recording Musician - May 1993
We're really getting cross this month, I can tell you. Sorry — have I got the wrong end of the stick again?
"What do you want?" "Information." "Well you're not going to get it... unless you read RM's indispensable News pages."
This charming new mixer has a detachable bowl and three speed settings... what do you mean it's not that kind of mixer?
Insert Points & Aux Sends
Last minute bargains: Guided tour around typical multitrack desk, stopping at all notable features. Bed, breakfast and evening meal not provided.
LA Audio 4X4 Compressor
If your vocalist is up and down like a fiddler's elbow, this classy compressor might be just what the engineer ordered...
Two of the industry's brightest names cast their minds back and reminisce to RM about the birth of the PA system.
Groove Tubes MD1 & MD2 Tube Microphones
They're Groovy, they're Tubey, they're born in the USA and they glow in the dark. Bring a little warmth into your life.
Lexicon Alex Digital Effects
How much did you say that new Lexicon will set me back? Unprecedented low price for a most excellent name!
Yes, we know they're easy to get, but it's also a piece of cake to get rid of 'em — if you know how, that is...
What's to know? You just wipe the rust off the strings, plug it into the desk and bob's your uncle. Don't you? Er... not quite.
Recording 'If I Ever Lose My Faith In You' | Hugh Padgham, Sting
Throw a bunch of talented musicians and a world-class producer into a 16th century mansion, add some juicy gear, shake 'em about and what do you get? Ten Summoner's Tales, if you're lucky.
Shure Beta Green
Rumour has it that the BG prefix on this complete new range from Shure stands for Bloody Good. Our reviewer thinks so.
If you're swamped in hiss, then you may need this — the full SP on gates and their uses. But listen carefully: I may be asking questions.
Wilmslow Audio SPL1 Near-Field Monitor Kit
DIY-type nightmare, mates. Will it fall apart the first time you put a vase full of daffs on it? No way — this item is positively kit-tabulous!
More About MIDI
Our education correspondent gives a simple yet comprehensive guide to how MIDI can help in any studio.
Award Quad-FX Effects Loop Expander
Never again need you bemoan the paucity of FX sends on your 1976 StudioCraftMaster desk — 200 quid on this and you'll have 'em coming out of yer ears.
Digitech RP1 Guitar Multi-Effects
Our man from the valleys discovers how RP1 owners do it on the floor...
A Basic Guide to Audio Recording
Not only do 3M produce a useful booklet explaining tape and recording so that the veriest dolt could twig it, they give it away free! Then they wonder if we'd like to serialise it... where's the catch?
Is there a tiny space in your studio just waiting to be filled by a Yamaha FX550?
Some words of undeniable wisdom from producer Chris Porter play you gently out of the mag this month.