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Recording Tips

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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Secrets of the Masters: “Dragula” by Rob Zombie

Secrets of the Masters: “Dragula” by Rob Zombie

May 18, 2010
Frank Gryner looks at a more modern song, Rob Zombie''s "Dragula" - which he engineered!
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Recording is a Battlefield, Part 2

April 15, 2010
Basic but crucial tools for the studio
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Secrets of the Masters - "Looks That Kill" by Mötley Crüe

Secrets of the Masters - "Looks That Kill" by Mötley Crüe

April 15, 2010
Dissecting the foundations of Mötley Crüe''s sound
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Interview: Ken Scott, Part 2: Musicians’ Questions About Recording with the Beatles

Interview: Ken Scott, Part 2: Musicians’ Questions About Recording with the Beatles

March 19, 2010
In part two of our interview with producer/engineer Ken Scott, Premier Guitar turned the floor over to Beatles-hungry musicians with a desire for details.
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Recording Is a Battlefield, Part 1

March 11, 2010
How to be prepared for any recording situation, good or bad.
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Recording Ace Frehley's "Anomaly"

Recording Ace Frehley's "Anomaly"

March 11, 2010
Guitars, amps, mics and three different studios: how Ace recorded tracks for his latest.
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DPA 4099G Microphone

DPA 4099G Microphone

March 11, 2010
A cool, useful acoustic microphone.
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Studio Preparation: What You Should Know Before You Go

Studio Preparation: What You Should Know Before You Go

March 11, 2010
Premier Guitar talks with recording artists and producers to get tips on maximizing studio productivity—and creativity.
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Recording at Home

March 11, 2010
Rich shares first-hand experience for optimizing your home recordings
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The Cult of Tone

The Cult of Tone

March 11, 2010
How Vanity, Iconography, and Chance Dictate Six-String Spirituality
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Interview: Ken Scott, Part 1: Recording with The Beatles & Inside the Studio

Interview: Ken Scott, Part 1: Recording with The Beatles & Inside the Studio

February 26, 2010
In the first of our two-part interview, producer Ken Scott tells stories from inside the studio with the Beatles, and shares his approach to mic''ing guitars and drums.
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The Science of Tone

The Science of Tone

February 11, 2010
A scientific approach to what we hear as Tone
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The Psychology of Tone

The Psychology of Tone

January 14, 2010
Is there a true holy-grail of tone out there, or is it all in our heads?
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Manic Compression?

January 14, 2010
A review of compression
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Interview: Dann Huff, part 2: On Studio Preparedness and Recording Tips

Interview: Dann Huff, part 2: On Studio Preparedness and Recording Tips

December 30, 2009
Award-winning producer Dann Huff shares his studio tips
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Interview: Dann Huff, part 1: On Being a Producer and Keith Urban

Interview: Dann Huff, part 1: On Being a Producer and Keith Urban

December 23, 2009
In the first installment of our two-part interview, Dann Huff discusses Keith Urban’s guitar work on Defying Gravity, how he defines his role as a producer, and the pros and cons of plug-ins and effects.
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Secrets of the Masters: "Dirty White Boy” by Foreigner

Secrets of the Masters: "Dirty White Boy” by Foreigner

December 21, 2009
Foreigner''s "Dirty White Boy" master tracks reveal a state-of-the-art late-''70s recording process
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Want Reverb? Your Choices Are Plenty

December 17, 2009
Using impulse response/convolution reverbs to help smooth out your sound.
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