We put Aussie engineer Catherine Marks on the cover, who worked with Alan Moulder and Flood on Foals’ album Holy Fire. We also spent three huge hours with Bruce Springsteen and his crew, and checked in with Gotye’s right-hand man Tim Shiel about what it takes to put the one-man show on the road.
Also featured is Max Richter’s reinterpretation of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, a modern update on the venerable hold music. And Stav proposes a few nifty tricks for hearing beyond the notes and listening to the core of the instrument when EQ’ing.
We also delve into the Eurorack scene and discover how modular synths are making a comeback; chat to former EAW founder, Ken Berger, about his latest company, Vue Audiotechnik; and journey to China to visit LAX Audio’s massive anechoic chamber.
On the review block is AKG’s update to its classic kick microphone, the D12VR; the KingKorg analogue modelling synth, 3 Zigma CHI microphone system; Bose L1 Model 1S & B2 Bass; Acoustic Technologies’ FR21A speaker; and KV2 Audio’s set of line drivers and DIs.
Plus Oscar-nominee, Paul Brincat, joins us for Last Word.