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Our visit to NAMM 2020 in Anaheim, CA was superb.  There was a great feeling of excitement and anticipation surrounding the unveiling of LUNA, Universal Audio's new Recording System.  We were told it will shape the future of recording music.  After attending the press conference and numerous presentations featuring Grammy-winning producers like Jacquire King, Butch Walker, Louis Bell, Fab Dupont, and Andrew Huang, among others, we can't be more excited for LUNA's release this spring 2020.  It was quite an experience to dig into actual session files of hits by Lizzo, Green Day, Vampire Weekend, Post Malone, and see these songs come to life inside LUNA.  LUNA will be FREE, thats...

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Get Maximum Control Over your Stereo Image When most people think of stereo recording, the first thing that comes to mind is a matched pair of microphones, arranged in a XY pattern. It makes sense, of course, since that's the closest way to replicate a real pair of human ears. But while XY microphone recording is the most obvious method, it's not the only game in town. The Mid/Side (M/S) recording technique is more complex, but it offers dramatic advantages over standard miking. If you've never heard of M/S recording, or you've been afraid to try it, you're missing out on a powerful...

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GETTING STARTED WITH APOLLO TWIN Whether you’re a newbie or a multi-platinum producer, UAD plug-ins ignite your tracks in powerful and unexpected ways. Like many of you reading this, I rely on Universal Audio’s Apollo Twin interface as the cornerstone of my travel-ready production setup. Apollo Twin — along with my laptop, headphones, and small collection of microphones — fits nicely in a backpack. So with little warning, I can jump on a train and collaborate on music anywhere in New York City. After a few months of ownership, my Apollo Twin has already helped me not just record, but sonically elevate, several projects...

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