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Recording Tips

Tools for the Task: Recording Interfaces

January 2, 2015
Svelte and user-friendly interfaces that make digital recording a snap.
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The Recording Guitarist: Are You Ready for Your Close-Up—and Should You Be?

January 1, 2015
You’ve spent thousands of hours perfecting your ultimate tone. Now forget about it.
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The Recording Guitarist: Dances with Compressors

November 25, 2014
Compressors are easy to understand but often difficult to use. These tips can help.
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A Live Looping Lesson

November 18, 2014
Whether you use a simple one-shot looper or a complex multitrack model, these tips can enliven your loop-based performances.
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The Recording Guitarist: Tracking Yourself on Acoustic

September 30, 2014
What’s the best method when you’re the player, engineer, and producer?
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The Recording Guitarist: An EQ Case Study

August 31, 2014
More impact from your electric guitar tracks!
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The Recording Guitarist: The ABCs of EQ

July 30, 2014
A really quick, really dirty intro to equalization.
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The Recording Guitarist: On Beyond Analog!

June 26, 2014
Many guitarists were reared on the dogma that only tubes provide good distortion. Like all dogma, this should be challenged.
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The Recording Guitarist: Doubling Down on Riffs

May 19, 2014
Doubling your parts: art, science, or crapshoot?
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DIY: How to Mic Your Acoustic Like a Pro

May 12, 2014
Nashville producer Bryan Clark and guitarist Adam Fluhrer explain and demonstrate four essential mic techniques for capturing the sound of your shimmering acoustic.
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On Bass: Covering Your Basses, Pt. 2

May 9, 2014
It’s possible to coax a wide variety of tones from a single passive bass using only your touch and its onboard controls.
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Tone Tips: Something to Say

May 4, 2014
Open-mindedness, experimentation, and dedication are key to getting great musical results.
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In the Studio with Linkin Park

April 17, 2014
Determined not to repeat themselves, the nü-metal pioneers break new guitar ground on their latest album.
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The Recording Guitarist: Impulse Control—Mastering Fake Spaces

April 10, 2014
Impulse responses can make your guitar sound like it was recorded anywhere.
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The Recording Guitarist: Two Mics Are (Sometimes) Better than One

March 12, 2014
Recording your amp with multiple mics can add magic and mystery—or kill your tone dead.
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DIY: How to Mic Your Amp for Stellar Tone

February 25, 2014
See and hear various configurations of dynamic, large diaphragm, and ribbon mics recorded through a studio console, and compare the tones between different mic types and positions.
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The Recording Guitarist: Mic Makes Right

February 20, 2014
PG’s new recording column gives a quick and dirty guide to mic placement and selection.
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On Bass: Why Bassists Make Great Musical Directors

January 13, 2014
Does being at home between the rhythm section and the melodic instruments make bassists uniquely qualified to listen objectively?
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Guitar Tracks: More Track Cleaning

December 16, 2013
Which instrumental tracks need cleaning prior to a mix? And how much cleaning is too much?
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