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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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Guitar Tracks: Cleaning a Mix

December 3, 2013
Get your mix ready for prime time with these handy editing and filtering techniques.
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On Bass: Layering the Low End

November 28, 2013
Two basses on one song? The technique is more common than you may think.
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Guitar Tracks: Building a Mix

November 11, 2013
Mitch Gallagher discusses how mixing is about presentation—how the various elements of the music are combined, balanced, and conveyed by the overall sound of the mix.
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Studio Legends: Andrew Scheps

October 21, 2013
Engineer/producer Andrew Scheps mixes Black Sabbath’s return to the top of the charts.
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