Magnatone Giveawya

August Issue

Guitar Tracks

How to Be Armed and Ready in the Studio

August 16, 2011
Here are some tips for setting up your studio so you can quickly get into action.
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Instant Capture

July 19, 2011
How many times have you come up with a great idea for a lick, riff, or song and said, “I’ve got to remember that,” but then promptly forgot it?
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Happy Accidents

June 14, 2011
If you accidentally capture a track from a mic that was set up in the middle of nowhere, who cares?
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The Secrets of Multi-Mic’ing

May 17, 2011
Mic’ing a speaker from the rear of an open-back cab can yield extra low-end booty. In this configuration, an AKG D 3500—a dynamic often used for kick drums—is positioned
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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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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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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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The Right Mic, Pt. 2

January 17, 2011
Let’s discuss a few other important microphone characteristics and how they affect the sound the mic captures.
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The Right Mic, Part 1

December 21, 2010
Choosing the right microphone for capturing your guitar sound in the studio is an important part of crafting your recorded tone.
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Eliminate Mic-Placement Guesswork with the "Shavering" Technique

November 16, 2010
Skip the guesswork with this mic placement trick
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