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In the Studio with Linkin Park

April 17, 2014
Determined not to repeat themselves, the nü-metal pioneers break new guitar ground on their latest album.
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The Recording Guitarist: Impulse Control—Mastering Fake Spaces

April 10, 2014
Impulse responses can make your guitar sound like it was recorded anywhere.
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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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Guitar Tracks: Getting Down to Mixing

February 9, 2014
A proven mixing method.
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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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Guitar Tracks: Learning Your Room

October 6, 2013
Before you can produce mixes that translate well in a variety of listening environments, you need to get intimately familiar with your own listening space.
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Guitar Tracks: More Mix Tricks

September 3, 2013
Whether you’re mixing studio tracks or a live band in a venue, it’s crucial to have sonic references you can use to quickly gauge the sound system and room.
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Mix Tricks

August 1, 2013
Crafting a mix is a very specialized art form and it takes a combination of tools, experience, know-how, and, of course, ears.
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Inside Logic Pro X

July 23, 2013
PG senior editor Joe Gore—an in-demand session guitarist and recording guru—sniffs out the coolest guitar and bass toys/tools in Apple’s new powerhouse DAW, Logic Pro X.
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When Less Is More

July 21, 2013
A simple, no-frills amplifier like the legendary Marshall Super Lead can be a great, clean-slate platform to build your tonal foundation on.
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iOS, Anyone?

iOS, Anyone?

July 10, 2013
No matter what style of music you make or how you prefer to work, there are apps and accessories for your iPad or other iDevice that will let you capture recordings and work on your music wherever you find yourself.
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It's All About the Song

It's All About the Song

June 20, 2013
A look at the kind of restraint that makes James Jamerson's basslines on Marvin Gaye's "What's Going On" timeless.
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DAW Wars and More

DAW Wars and More

June 16, 2013
Where do things stand with the current crop of top DAWs?
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