October 2016

The Recording Guitarist

ARTICLES

The Recording Guitarist: The Fabulous “Focus Knob”

September 4, 2016
A studio-savvy wiring mod that’s quick, easy, and cheap.
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The Recording Guitarist: Trashy Good Tones

August 8, 2016
Can you get great studio sounds from crappy guitars?
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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 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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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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