With twelve issues of Home Studio Recording successfully under our belt, the HSR staff recently managed to down quills just long enough to partake of a mug or two of the bubbly nectar (lemonade) in celebration of our first birthday! A time of frivolity and a time to reflect...
Home Studio Recording was born out of a 'need' - a need for a magazine which could serve the ever-growing armies of recording 'enthusiasts' creatively working together in groups or in isolation, in a home environment.
As with all enthusiasts, they have an insatiable appetite for information and an innate desire to communicate — why else spend hours and hours perfecting their masterpieces if they don't intend to share them with others? Hopefully, the contents of those twelve issues of the magazine have gone some way towards satisfying their hunger.
For those readers curious to know, the HSR editorial team themselves have all come from a recording background. Being primarily practitioners of the recording art as opposed to trained journalists, the bond between HSR writer and reader is, naturally, a very strong one. We write about what we ourselves are enthusiastic about - namely, recording equipment, techniques and skills.
The same goes for all of our contributors. The majority of them are experienced freelance recording engineers or studio owners; the remainder either run recording related services or are pure, unadulterated fanatics (in the literal sense of the word)!
Anyway, enough of us and the past, what about the future? Well, first off, the coming months shall see a change to the cosmetic 'look' of HSR, intended to better emphasise the way we approach our topics. The practical content of the magazine will also be increased with more articles dealing with the uses of equipment and how to get the best out of it. We will be featuring several 'major' self-construct projects that will be of considerable interest to most of our readers and we'll try to run even more competitions, as these give our less well off readers an opportunity to win recording equipment that they ordinarily would not be able to afford.
Finally, let me extend my thanks on behalf of everyone at HSR to all readers and advertisers for their support over the last year. Thank you for helping make Home Studio Recording your No. 1 'practical' recording monthly. Cheers!
Editorial by Ian Gilby
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