When I’m recording an old Roland Juno 106 synth and I connect it to a UA Apollo soundcard, it sounds fine. However, I’ve also tried running it into some other preamps and got some strange results...
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Hugh Robjohns has been Sound On Sound's Technical Editor since 1997. Prior to that he worked in a variety of (mostly) sound-related roles in BBC Television, ending up as a Sound Operations Lecturer at the BBC's technical training centre.
He continues to provide audio consultancy and bespoke broadcast audio training services all over the world, lectures at professional and public conventions, and occasionally records and masters acoustic and classical music too!
For anyone with an interest in recording classical performances of any form — whether they’re an amateur, a professional or an academic — this is absolutely essential reading.
Mastering is often considered a mysterious black art, but while there is certainly a lot of artistry involved Evren Göknar’s book (Routledge/Focal Press) dispels the mystery in a very readable and understandable way.
I’m trying to understand the panning being used in a particular song in which the verse has a guitar that appears to be almost completely right‑panned. However, in the chorus the guitar comes in on the left too...