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Books & Magazines

Audio Media Magazine - Industry news, searchable article archives, classifieds, etc.
Electronic Musician - Blog, news, tutorials
Mix Magazine - Many Online features and links
Modern Recording Techniques book/ebook - Audio resource & info for engineers
Pro Audio Review - Equipment reviews
ProRec - On-line pro & home recording resources
Professional Sound Magazine (click on "Sound Advice" for short articles on-line)
Resolution Magazine - From the people who brought you Studio Sound magazine
Sound On Sound Magazine - Hi-tech recording mag from England
TapeOp Magazine


Computer/Digital Recording
 
Algorithmix® - Audio Restoration Software
Avid / Pro Tools
Cakewalk home page
Composing, Recording, Mastering Audio & Video - On-line news, reviews, articles, etc.
Cool Edit Pro/Adobe Audition
Doctor Audio - Midi & digital audio hardware/software products for Mac & PC
Forat Electronics - High resolution samplers & drum machines, Linn product service (Los Angeles)
Free Audio Plugins - Download free dx, vst, audio units, rtas plugins, effects & virtual instruments
JL Cooper Electronics - Console automation, MIDI & computer interfaces
Midi Solutions - Midi processing products
Mark of the Unicorn / Digital Performer, MOTU products
Acoustic PC - Solutions for quieting PC noise
Purrrfect Audio Workstations & Software
Studio Suite - Studio management software
True RTA - Real Time Audio spectrum analayzer software


Dealers & Suppliers
 
Acoustical Solutions - Soundproofing, absorbent materials, bass traps, recording booths
American Music Supply - On-line catalog
ASC - Maker of Tube Traps & many other acoustic studio products; also offer design services.
ATR Magnetics - Master recording tape
Electronic Music Box
Full Compass Systems
Markertek Video / Pro-audio Supply
Media Distributors - Hard drives and storage media (Burbank, CA)
Musician's Friend, Inc.
Recording Data Service - Blank recording tape & storage media (Burbank, CA)
Recording The Masters (formerly RMGI) - Pro recording tape
Sam Ash.com
Silent Source - Acoustic foams, baffles, bass traps, diffusors, wallcoverings, iso booths, etc.
Sweetwater Sound, Inc.
Tapeonline.com - New audio, video, DAT & back-up tape stock
Taytrix inc.-Acoustical and audio supplies
Transamerica Audio Group - Importer/dealer
US Recording Media - Blank tape, MRL alignment tapes, leader tape, splicing blocks
Westlake Audio
West LA Music - Recording equipment, musical instruments
Zone Music And Recording


Home Pages, Info & Articles
 
ATR Magnetics Tape - Technical Information And Bias Settings
Bias Chart for RMG International Recording Tape (.pdf file)
Bias Settings, Operating Levels, and Tape Time - Quantegy Tape (Word .doc)
Bill Vermillion on Magnetic Tape Recorder Alignment
CD-Recordable FAQ (Andy McFadden)
Eddie Ciletti - Gear service & upgrades, tape baking info, and more.
Ethan's Winer's Magazine Articles - Pro articles on recording, electronics, music, etc.
Esoteric speaker wire discussion / Roger Russel
Jack Endino's Website - Northwest area studio info, articles on recording & production.
Flo's Cutter Head Page - Info & pictures of record presses, disc cutting heads and lathes
LA-2A compressor - Build Your Own
Mac tips, recording resource directories & more (silentway.com)
Microphones - A primer on function & placement (UCSC)
"Old school" Studio and other articles - Bobby Nathan
Overhauling a Revox G36 Tape Deck...+ Revox parts source info
PPM and VU meters explained (Shure)
Prosoundweb - Recording & live sound info; forums, news, links, technical articles & more.
Rec.Audio.Pro Newsgroup - Discussion
Recording Consoles Of The 20th Century - Picture reference for recording consoles
Rick Chinn's Electronics & Audio Page - products, info & misc. circuits
Shure Pro Audio Products FAQ
Shure On-line Technical Publications
Studio Expresso - Recording studios, engineer/producer's links
Studiotips - Information about acoustics and wiring, production tips.
Telefunken vintage V72-V78 preamp info (ADSR Shop, France)
Tube sound vrs transistor sound - .pdf article
 

Home Recording
 
Guide To The Home and Project Studio - (Tweakheadz Lab)
Guides To Mixing - Tutorials for using analogue and digital mixers. (Soundcraft/.pdf)
Harmony Central - Recording info for musicians
Home Recording.com
Sound Recording Advice - Tips for home studios; also offer a good book on the subject.

 
Link Pages & Directories
 
Music & Audio Links (Synth Zone)
Musician's Tech Central Recording - Articles, links, classifieds & more.
World Wide Pro Audio Directory
 

Microphones, Microphone Repair
 
AEA - New ribbon mics & repairs, parts...RCA 77DX manual on-line
Baltic Latvian Universal Electronics
David Brown - Microphone repair (Agoura, CA)
Dirk Brauner tube mics
Drefahl Audio - Microphone Service & Parts (Germany)
Josephson Microphones
Lawson, Inc. - Home of the L47 microphone
Location Sound - Dynamic microphone repair; Electro-Voice/Shure authorized (Los Angeles)
Microtech / Gefell Microphones
Mic Shop
Neumann Microphones
Pearlman Microphones
Rode Microphones
Royer Labs
Schoeps Microphones
Telefunken USA
Vintage Microphones, Part 1: Neumann U-47 (Mix Magazine)  
Vintage Microphones, Part 2: Neumann M49, M50, U67 and U87 (Mix Magazine)  
Vintage Microphones, Part 3: AKG C-12, C-24 & Telefunken 250/251 (Mix Magazine)
 

Miscellaneous
 
APRS - The Association of Professional Recording Services - UK
Audio Accessories, Inc. - Patch bays & cords
Audio Engineering Society
Gearslutz.com message boards - Discussion
Hosa Cables & Products
Mr. Patchbay - Used audio patchbays, 1/4 inch & TT Bantam
MRL - Test tapes (and how to use them)
Omnirax - Studio furniture
Lashen Electronics - Rack mount items & hardware, studio accessories
Pro Co Sound - Cables, wall plates, audio interface boxes & adapters
Recording.Org - Forums, articles, classifieds, and more
RMG International USA (formerly BASF/Emtec) recording tape
Speck Electronics - Mixers, equalizers
Studio Equipment Recall Setup Sheets & Manuals - downloadable pdf files
Whirlwind - Snakes, cables, patch bays, floor boxes & panels
 

Services
 
Allpro Electronics - Studio & music gear repair.
Advanced Audio - Pro audio rentals. Helpful on-line references/info. (Los Angeles)
Audio Rents (Los Angeles)
Bay Area Studio Engineering - Servicing Analog Equipment since 1981
Bob Hodas Acoustic Analysis
Classic Rentals
Drum Doctors - Rentals (Los Angeles)
Electricia Studio Services - Studio wiring; snakes, patchbays (Los Angeles)
Golden Mastering (Ventura, Ca)
L.A. FX - Equipment rentals
Mediatechnics - CD/DVD duplication equipment, services, supplies. Affordable prices.
Sound Control Room - Acoustic services, products, and consultation for studios, etc. (Los Angeles)
Speaker Repair Pros - Speaker Repair (Garden Grove, Ca.)
Studio Referral Service (Los Angeles)
Tony Pinnick Audio - Pro gear rentals (Los Angeles)
The Hook - Studio Microphone Rentals / Accessories (Los Angeles)
 

Studio Gear Manufacturers
 
API Audio Products, Inc.
BAE (Formerly Brent Averill Enterprises)
D.W. Fearn Vacuum - Tube microphone preamplifiers
dbx Professional Products
FMR Audio - Home of the "Really Nice Compressor"
Furman
Harman International
Manley
Opamp Labs, Inc - Audio/video amps, switchers, multboxes
Pro Co Sound - Pro sound interface products + info & application data
Soundcraft Consoles
Studio Systems - Soundtracs consoles: new, used, & support
Speaker City U.S.A.
Tannoy Speakers
Universal Audio
 

Wiring & Grounding
 
* Ground Loops/Wiring guide - VERY USEFUL INFO (Rane Corporation) *
Amplifier Application Guide; wiring & installation tips (Crown -.pdf download)
Audio Wiring and Grounding (Equi=Tech)
Do You Hear Something? - Eliminating Hums And Buzzes (Studio Nine Records)
Installing A Technical Ground For AC Power (Equi=Tech)
Integrating Electronic Equipment And Power Into Rack Enclosures (.pdf, Middle Atlantic Products)
Patchbays - Freequently Asked Questions (Sound On Sound Magazine)
Power & Grounding for a Post Facility: Unconventional Approaches (S2N)
Understanding, Finding, & Eliminating Groundloops by Bill Whitlock - Jensen Transformers (.pdf download)
Well-Grounded Approach To AC Power Problems - Interview with Arthur Kelm (Mix Magazine)
 

Fun Stuff

Early Recorded Sounds and Wax Cylinders
Engrish.com - Fractured english seen on various Japanese consumer products.
Farnovision - The intriguing story of the true "inventor" of television
Insect sounds from the Natural History Museum of Slovenia
3WK Underground Radio - Classic & indie rock; listen on-line
Mellotron - New and used instruments and parts
PAIA Electronics, Inc. - Cool "old school" electronic kits
Phil's Old Radios - Vintage radio sets
The VOX Showroom
Get Reel - CD-roms & info; vintage reel-to-reel tape recorders

 

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