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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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