electronic MUSICIAN - May - 2013 - Alice in Chains
Alice in Chains - For The Devils Put Dinosaurs Here, the follow-up to the band's 2009 smash comeback album Black Gives Way to Blue, they got together with superproducer Nick Raskulinecz and tapped into recording spaces ranging from Jerry Cantrell's bedroom studio to Henson Studios' room full of plate reverbs. We go behind the scenes to get the session stories.
She & Him - Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward talk about ways their songwriting and recording processes have evolved on their third collection of original material, Volume 3.
Iron and Wine - Sam Beam and producer Brian Deck experiment with live ensemble tracking and jazz flavors on the sylistically diverse Ghost on Ghost.
Music reviews from Electronic Musician contributors.
Monitor Managers - If you're constantly re-patching, switching among monitors and headphones, muting your DAW's output when the phone rings, can't figure out how to work talkback into your system, or just need to be able to adjust listening levels without changing levels in a software-based project, this guide is for you. Learn about tools that help your speakers be all they can be.
JDK Audio 8MX2 - Eight-channel preamp/mixer.
Eventide H3000 Factory - Ultraharmonizer plug-in
Production tools to help you make better music.
Propellerhead Reason's CV Secrets - Making connections among Reason modules using its "rear-panel" CV (control voltage) jacks is a great way to add color and excitement to your music. We show you how to patch your way to better tracks.
Drums -Craft explosive rhythm tracks with virtual kits.
Production - Change your room's acoustics - using plug-ins.
Cakewalk Sonar X2 - Simplify composite recording with Take Lanes and Isolate mode.
And much more!