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JULY 1998

 HOME RECORDING ARTICLE

BUILDING YOUR COTTAGE RECORDING STUDIO
By Robert Dennis
Many people have put "home recording studios" in their basement. The basement home recording studio is fun, but has inherent difficulties when trying to use it as a real studio - Bob explains what to do.

JANUARY 2000

 HOME RECORDING FEATURE

A COMPRESSION KICKSTART     
By Ken Lanyon
All the basics about how compressors work and how to use them.  This January 2001 article is a coop article with The Recording Website and the fdirtst that we published by our Home Recording Contributing Editor.

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MICHIGAN MUSIC ARTICLE

Meet Ted Strunck... Renaissance Guy

Interview & Commentary By PT Quinn
Ted is many things... but this is about his music and how it impacts Michigan music for decades to come.. 

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THE TECH CAVE ARTICLE

IN THE CAVE - EPISODE  3

Backdoors and Trojans and Virii, oh my!

By Frank G
As a public service this issue, I present a primer on Virii -- what they are, how they spread, and HOW NOT TO GET THEM!!!!

JANUARY 2000

  HOME RECORDING ARTICLE

THE BAFFLING WORLD OF HOME RECORDING
By Bob Dennis
Part of the reason that professional studios get such a good recorded sound is through the use of sound-absorbing baffles.   Here are plans for inexpensive baffles you can make for home recording and suggestions on what to do if you can't even afford the "cheapie" baffles. 

OCTOBER 2000

  RECORDING TECHNIQUES ARTICLE

SHAPING YOUR MIX
By Bob Dennis
Good mixing calls for "tweaking" the last ounce out of the sound.  There are many processing tolls and techniques at your disposal.  Bob explains the options.

JULY 2000

MICHIGAN MUSIC ARTICLE

GEORGE CLINTON INTERVIEW
George Clinton Speaks - Interview & Photos by PT Quinn
In an exclusive REQ interview with our Michigan Music editor, the Funk Guru announces plans to move back to Michigan.
Muruga Responds - Interview by Robert Dennis
Official Funk percussionist records with George after his recent Detroit appearance and explains some history of Funk recording in Michigan.
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MARCH 2001

FEATURE ARTICLE

RECORDING & MIXING THE DRUMS
By Bob Dennis
A real session example of selecting, placing, sound-checking, equalizing and mixing the drum kit microphones.

1998

MIXING TECHNIQUE ARTICLE

MAGNIFICENT MIXING TIPS OF THE RICH AND FAMOUS
By Bob Dennis
Ten tips on getting your mix to sound like a hit record - edited from our exhaustive tip archives. 

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SUBSCRIBER-ONLY ARTICLE

ANALOG EQUALIZATION AND PHASE DISTORTION 
By Dan Dennis
This article explains the technical reasons behind "Phase Distortion" and gives techniques to minimize it in your mix.

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SUBSCRIBER-ONLY ARTICLE

VINTAGE SYNCHRONIZATION
By Dan & Robert Dennis
Different synchronization signals have been used over time. In the audio field, it is not uncommon to use "vintage" gear, and therefore it is not uncommon for people in the field to need to have an understanding of earlier signals that are not considered common today.

NEW

MOTOWN RECORDING HERITAGE PART 12

OUR MOTOWN RECORDING HERITAGE - PART 12
Successful Home Recording
By Bob Dennis
It is remarkable how the circumstances and even the equipment and studio used to establish the largest 1960's independent record company in the world (Motown) is similar to the equipment and studio facilities available to today's home recordist.

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