magazine recommendation

Discussion of music production, audio, equipment and any related topics, either with or without Ableton Live
Post Reply
buzby
Posts: 1461
Joined: Thu Feb 09, 2006 2:16 pm
Location: Reykjavik

magazine recommendation

Post by buzby » Tue Jan 12, 2010 2:20 pm

does anyone know of a monthly magazine that goes into eq - compression - production, engineering and mixing techniques regardless of which DAW or hardware that you are using?

i used to buy computer music on a regular basis and been though there is always something to learn im finding that often the bulk of the magazine is stuff that im not looking for - i often ended up paying kr1.000, £6 whatever for only 1 or 2 articles that i found helpful -

im wondering if there is some publication which is a bit more focused if you see what i mean !

thanks
https://www.facebook.com/abletonideas
https://www.youtube.com/c/abletonideas
https://hiddensound1.bandcamp.com/
macbookpro (2.6ghz, 8gb, 10.13.3) suite 10.0.1, izotope rx adv., apogee duet, sound devices 633, senn mkh 30, 8060, 8050, sony pcm d100

SubFunk
Posts: 7853
Joined: Sat Jan 28, 2006 3:41 pm
Location: A Big Toilet Called Berlin
Contact:

Re: magazine recommendation

Post by SubFunk » Tue Jan 12, 2010 2:25 pm

the only mag i think is really worth getting as an allrounder is S.O.S. (sound on sound, a british publication) well it deals not only with production techniques, but it has a good tips and tricks section for all of the most popular DAWs (including Live) and usually a very interesting 'how was that tune or album recorded / produced...
general hardware reviews, new, etc.

i find it after all those years still a solid mag around.
*** Image GAFM ***

Shillelagh Law
Posts: 195
Joined: Mon Jan 04, 2010 6:18 pm

Re: magazine recommendation

Post by Shillelagh Law » Tue Jan 12, 2010 2:26 pm

eh, why don't you just buy a book on the subject like:

http://www.mixingwithyourmind.com/

or

mastering audio - the art & science by bob katz
Anyone who responds to this message is a stalker. That's the law.

UKRuss
Posts: 5044
Joined: Sun Jan 27, 2008 9:32 am

Re: magazine recommendation

Post by UKRuss » Tue Jan 12, 2010 2:38 pm

Yeah SOS is the daddy really, but I do like Future Music too.

buzby
Posts: 1461
Joined: Thu Feb 09, 2006 2:16 pm
Location: Reykjavik

Re: magazine recommendation

Post by buzby » Tue Jan 12, 2010 2:45 pm

thanks guys

yeah - im looking into a couple of books too - i will check these out
https://www.facebook.com/abletonideas
https://www.youtube.com/c/abletonideas
https://hiddensound1.bandcamp.com/
macbookpro (2.6ghz, 8gb, 10.13.3) suite 10.0.1, izotope rx adv., apogee duet, sound devices 633, senn mkh 30, 8060, 8050, sony pcm d100

jeffplaysmoog
Posts: 195
Joined: Fri Sep 12, 2008 3:18 am
Location: Gilbertsville, NY

Re: magazine recommendation

Post by jeffplaysmoog » Tue Jan 12, 2010 3:22 pm

I've been working at the Carousel Mall in Syracuse lately and I have been going to the borders for my lunch break and reading all the different audio production magazines (for a possible subscription and because I care not for the sample discs and those mags cost upwards of $20 here in the states). Anyway, I agree that S.O.S is the best to sit and read from cover to cover. I find that with Computer Music and Future Music (very similar and owned by the same parent, yes?) I only read a few articles (mostly pertaining to Live) and I don't really want to mess with the third party plugs that they use in the demos. As a side not, something else that bugs me is that they carry every damned musician magazine under the sun except for Keyboard Magazine!
Mac Book Pro 2.33ghz, 2gig Ram, OS 10.5, Ableton Live 8 Suite, APC40

oblique strategies
Posts: 3578
Joined: Thu Nov 02, 2006 9:57 pm
Location: Another Green World

Re: magazine recommendation

Post by oblique strategies » Tue Jan 12, 2010 4:09 pm

Tape Op
Excellent + free subscruptions:
http://www.tapeop.com/

Lots of interviews with producers, engineers, musicians, etc.

Tarekith
Posts: 17344
Joined: Fri Jan 07, 2005 11:46 pm
Location: Ableton Forum Administrator
Contact:

Re: magazine recommendation

Post by Tarekith » Tue Jan 12, 2010 4:21 pm

Definitely Sound On Sound. They have a monthly series where they sit down with famous mixers and you can see all the settings they used on various plug ins to do the mix.

3dot...
Posts: 9996
Joined: Tue Feb 20, 2007 11:10 pm

Re: magazine recommendation

Post by 3dot... » Tue Jan 12, 2010 4:42 pm

+1 sound on sound... only one's that's 'unbiased' imo..
Image

ghostly
Posts: 89
Joined: Fri Jan 23, 2009 8:59 am
Location: Scotland

Re: magazine recommendation

Post by ghostly » Tue Jan 12, 2010 4:43 pm

Look into buying the SOS catalogue on DVD, an awesome reference tool.

buzby
Posts: 1461
Joined: Thu Feb 09, 2006 2:16 pm
Location: Reykjavik

Re: magazine recommendation

Post by buzby » Tue Jan 12, 2010 10:07 pm

cool

thanks for all these replies - i ll be nipping down to the store soon to pick up sos
https://www.facebook.com/abletonideas
https://www.youtube.com/c/abletonideas
https://hiddensound1.bandcamp.com/
macbookpro (2.6ghz, 8gb, 10.13.3) suite 10.0.1, izotope rx adv., apogee duet, sound devices 633, senn mkh 30, 8060, 8050, sony pcm d100

distaudio
Posts: 531
Joined: Fri Oct 30, 2009 4:27 am
Contact:

Re: magazine recommendation

Post by distaudio » Tue Jan 12, 2010 10:38 pm

Sound on Sound for sure.

I have had a subscription for about 3 years now as I get it every year for my birthday.

It is really good for people starting out and people who are fairly advanced.

I also have that book "Mixing with Your Mind" which I got for Christmas. I am slowly working my way through it and it is well worth the money.

I would suggest getting both.

buzby
Posts: 1461
Joined: Thu Feb 09, 2006 2:16 pm
Location: Reykjavik

Re: magazine recommendation

Post by buzby » Tue Jan 12, 2010 11:26 pm

distaudio

thanks man - im looking into the book
https://www.facebook.com/abletonideas
https://www.youtube.com/c/abletonideas
https://hiddensound1.bandcamp.com/
macbookpro (2.6ghz, 8gb, 10.13.3) suite 10.0.1, izotope rx adv., apogee duet, sound devices 633, senn mkh 30, 8060, 8050, sony pcm d100

anybody human
Posts: 1048
Joined: Fri Jun 05, 2009 2:27 pm

Re: magazine recommendation

Post by anybody human » Wed Jan 13, 2010 5:23 am

+1 Sound On Sound, it's the best. Secrets of the Mix Engineers rules. They have a podcast too, super dry, they don't do hype just lots of detail & good info.
Tape Op is very good also.

buzby
Posts: 1461
Joined: Thu Feb 09, 2006 2:16 pm
Location: Reykjavik

Re: magazine recommendation

Post by buzby » Wed Jan 13, 2010 9:53 am

anybody human wrote:+1 Sound On Sound, it's the best. Secrets of the Mix Engineers rules. They have a podcast too, super dry, they don't do hype just lots of detail & good info.
Tape Op is very good also.

nice one - podcast sounds great - thanks
https://www.facebook.com/abletonideas
https://www.youtube.com/c/abletonideas
https://hiddensound1.bandcamp.com/
macbookpro (2.6ghz, 8gb, 10.13.3) suite 10.0.1, izotope rx adv., apogee duet, sound devices 633, senn mkh 30, 8060, 8050, sony pcm d100

Post Reply