electronic MUSICIAN - October 2014 - Powered Studio Monitors
Electronic Musician - October 2014 - Powered Monitors for Every Studio
Powered Studio Monitors: Speakers are the most crucial components in your studio, so choose them with care. Need some help narrowing down your options? We review the latest crop of reference monitors, at a variety of price points, designed for music and multimedia work.
Basement Jaxx – UK Producer duo Felix Buxton and Simon Ratcliffe have been crafting pop, hip hop, and Afro-Caribbean influenced dance music since they emerged on the Brixton underground house scene 20 years ago. We caught them on a San Francisco tour stop to chat about recording Junto, their seventh studio album.
Laetitia Sadier – The Stereolab cofounder talks about recording her third solo project, Something Shines, in three studios in three countries.
The New Pornographers – Brill Bruisers, the Canadian indie rockers’ fifth album, showcases driving electric guitars and lush vocal orchestrations. We take you inside the recording sessions, which started with a brand-new studio in a tricked-out shed.
Tiptop Audio Trigger Riot – A sequencing module that will extend your creativity
iConnectivity iConnectMIDI4+ – Multi-host MIDI interface
Sample Logic Arpology 1.2 – Virtual Instrument
Roland System-1 – Plug-out synthesizer
Building Build-Ups – A good electronic music build-up is like the setup to a good joke: Even though you know the punch line – or the song’s beat drop – is coming, when it’s done well, it works every time. We’ll show you some great tricks for building tension before the big breakdown.
Production – Seven Mastering Mistakes to Avoid
Career – Sequencing Your Crowd-Funding Campaign
Mixing – Emulating Tape With Plug-Ins
Propellerhead – Synchronous Reason 7.1 Rack Extension
And much more!