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Recording Tips

The Working Guitarist: The Home Studio

January 26, 2011
Pete shows you his studio, along with some home recording tips.
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Alan Parsons' "Art and Science of Sound Recording"

January 17, 2011
If it doesn’t sound right to the human ear, it’s not going to sound right to the microphone,” notes Alan Parsons on his Art & Science of Sound Recording
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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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Tips on Soloing

January 17, 2011
It’s well and fine to have a bag of tricky, fast licks that will impress other guitarists (and, of course, the ladies), but it’s a whole other deal to use that flash and technique while playing something people actually want to hear.
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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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Getting Great Acoustic Tones

November 16, 2010
How to get the most out of your acoustic when recording
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Tone Tips from the Road: Pickup Height and Mic Placement

October 20, 2010
Check out these two overlooked aspects of tone.
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Reamping Fun for the Whole Band

September 21, 2010
The nuts and bolts of reamping the other members of your band
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Daniel Lanois: The Man with the Midas Touch

September 21, 2010
Whether producing Neil Young, U2, and Bob Dylan, or shaping mysterious guitar textures in Black Dub, Daniel Lanois uses soul and sonic alchemy to create some of the most beautiful and distinctive sounds in rock.
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Plugging Into the Palm of Your Hand: iPhone & iPod Guitar Interface Roundup

August 27, 2010
Peterson iStroboSoft Adapter Cable (with iStroboSoft), Griffin Technology GuitarConnect (with iShred), IK Multimedia iRig (with Amplitube), Sonoma Wireworks Guitar Jack (with FourTrack), Peavey AmpKit LINK (with AmpKit), and PRS Cables GuitarBud Cable
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Tune Out, Turn On: A Twist on Tunings

August 12, 2010
Drop your tunings ever lower for inspiration
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Reclaim Your Oomph!

July 20, 2010
Minor changes to bring your vintage bass'' sound back to its former glory
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Using Multiple Amp Mics

July 20, 2010
Guidelines for employing multiple mics on your next recording
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Blending Bass With Acoustic Guitar

June 16, 2010
Exploring the options for accompanying an acoustic guitar on bass
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Why Not Leave Some Space?

June 16, 2010
Play less, leave space, and listen to the results
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Secrets of the Masters: The Doobie Brothers "China Grove"

June 16, 2010
What the master tapes tell us about this Doobie Brothers track
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Recording Is a Battlefield, Part 4

June 16, 2010
Using pedals when recording
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Recording Is a Battlefield, Part 3

May 18, 2010
Be prepared for your next session by getting your arsenal of amps down
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Exploring Nashville Tuning

May 18, 2010
A Nashville-tuned guitar completes a 12-string when doubled with a standard tuned guitar. How to do it and when to use it.
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