October 2016

Recording Tips

ARTICLES

The Recording Guitarist: Trashy Good Tones

August 8, 2016
Can you get great studio sounds from crappy guitars?
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How to Record Crushing Tones

June 14, 2016
Monster producers Steve Evetts (Dillinger Escape Plan, Every Time I Die) and Chris “Zeuss” Harris (Shadows Fall, Rob Zombie) share their secrets on gear, gain, pedals, layering, microphones, and more.
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The Recording Guitarist: Absolute Basics—The Stuff You Need

April 5, 2016
Recording gear advice for total beginners.
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Recording: Going Mobile

March 28, 2016
Configured with the right accessories and apps, today’s smartphones, tablets, and laptops let you track virtually anywhere you happen to be. Here’s what you need to know.
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Recording Guitarist: A Music Memo Demo

March 14, 2016
Apple’s new Music Memos app is a godsend for guitarists on the go.
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The Recording Guitarist: Cunning Transposition Tricks

February 3, 2016
Sometimes a capo is all you need to create cool overdubs.
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The Recording Guitarist: How to Apply Fairy Dust

January 7, 2016
Animate your recording with high-tuned instruments.
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The Recording Guitarist: Should You Change Your Electric's Strings Before Tracking?

December 10, 2015
Sometimes—depending on the vibe you’re hunting—new isn’t always best.
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The Recording Guitarist: Tracking Direct (Without Amp Modelers)

October 26, 2015
Sometimes it’s good not to have an amp-like tone.
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The Recording Guitarist: Are You Playing for the Song—or for Your Butt?

July 21, 2015
Try putting some distance between you and your amp—physically, sonically, and conceptually.
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The Recording Guitarist: Speakers? We Don’t Need No Stinking Speakers!

June 15, 2015
How to record your amp direct—and make it sound great!
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Recording Guitarist: In Search of Ancient Ambience

March 31, 2015
Cloning the otherworldly sounds of the Southwest’s ruins.
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Recording Guitarist: Outlaw Recording Lessons

March 9, 2015
You won’t find better music production lessons than the illicitly leaked “Multitrack Masters” recordings. Just one problem: You’re not supposed to have them.
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Recording Guitarist: A Mobile Recording Reality Check

January 16, 2015
Just how good can those tablet and phone recordings sound?
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Tuning Up: 2 + 2 = 5 (or “The Formula to Avoid Being Formulaic”)

January 5, 2015
PG’s chief editor theorizes a wacky equation that puts a happy face on Orwell’s math.
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