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Recording Tips

Lyrical Songwriting: Formality, Rhyming, and Structure

May 9, 2011
A few ideas for my songwriting readers that might inspire, refresh or ignite that spark.
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Going The Distance: Using Both Close and Room Mics

April 19, 2011
The ideal mic''ing situation in many cases is to gain the control and isolation of a close-mic’d tone along with the depth, richness, and roomy natural vibe of a sound source mic’d at a bit of a distance.
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The Working Guitarist: Different Approaches to Guitar Effects

March 23, 2011
Pedalboards, effects loops, or wet/dry/wet rigs, Peter Thorn explains each approach to effects.
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On Track: Wisdom From A True Original

March 15, 2011
An interview with Sam Broussard, who mixes Cajun, funk, and slide for a truly unique sound
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Guitar Tracks: The Right Mic, Pt. 4

March 15, 2011
A modern take on classic ribbon-mic design, the Audio Engineering Associates R84 has a figure-8 polar pattern, which captures sound from both the front and rear of the capsule.
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Signal Chain: Going Au Natural

March 15, 2011
It is quite amazing how unique we are as guitarists. If 10 players were to play the same instrument with the identical setup, each would sound very different from the
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Guitar Tracks: The Right Mic, Pt. 3

February 15, 2011
Before you can make any sort of decision about which mic you might want to use, you need to have a firm grasp of two things: the type of mics you have in your collection, and how each of them sounds.
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Tone Tips from the Road: Covering The Tonal Bases

February 15, 2011
Paul Allen shares some of the guitar tones he uses on a regular basis, as well as the guitars he selects to achieve those tones.
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The Guitarist's Guide to iPad Apps

February 15, 2011
An overview of Ampkit+, AmpliTube, Capo, TabToolkit, ChordMate, Logic''s Guitar Recording Toolbox, Guitar Tuner, Guitarist''s Reference, and Setlist
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The Working Guitarist: The Home Studio

January 26, 2011
Pete shows you his studio, along with some home recording tips.
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