Christmas has come and gone, and many of you may be the proud new owners of some new equipment. Remember that gear is rarely the entire solution to a problem. You'll need to familiarize yourself with the new equipment, but also take the opportunity to sharpen your own skills. Take a few minutes to reduce noise and find the best place to record. Like they say, there are some things that just can't be polished.
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