Can anyone recommend a good message board for sound & recording engineers?

Hi, all. I have some questions about the best methods fpr recording accoustic piano tracks (what formats to use, which mics are the best, mic placement, etc.).

Does anyone know of a good message board or community where I can consult people who are specifically in the field, or have expertise in it? I’m not quite sure where to start.

Thanks! I value your opinions. (-;

             - Freewill39.

Try asking people at this messageboard, bound to be someone who can help:

Not a messageboard, but there used to be a newsgroup called I haven’t looked at it for a while, but when I did the s/n ratio wasn’t too bad…

That said, I’d also be interested in a messageboard, if anyone knows of one…

[a]this[/a] is a nice friendly place.
(more computer music oriented, but loads of knowledge)

(home of the now-defunct (?) Mixerman)

I’ve yet to find a better resource than this, they have their last 10 years worth of articles on-line. You can’t read the articles from the last two issues unless you subscribe. It’s worth getting the print version as well.

Sound on Sound Magazine

This is a matter of opinion rather than fact, so I’ll move this thread to IMHO.

moderator GQ

While specific to Pro Tools, I’ve seen many discussions on the exact recording techniques you’re asking about in ‘general discussions’. Its professionally maintained & moderated.

go to ‘support’–>‘users conference’.

The Home Recording BBS is excellent. The Rec Pit (mentioned by Swoop) also has a great deal of information, but they don’t treat you as nice.


Second on the Home Recording dot com BBS… A lot of smart talented people, with a small side order of posers and wannabes for entertainment value…