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The Recording Guitarist: Breaking Bits

May 11, 2017
This ugly effect can be a thing of beauty.
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The Recording Guitarist: Big Bad Baritone

April 20, 2017
T’aint bass, t’aint guitar, ’tis versatile.
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The Recording Guitarist: A Study In Stereo Miking

February 20, 2017
What’s the best way to record acoustic guitar in stereo? X-Y? M-S? A-B? Or just plain old mono?
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The Recording Guitarist: The Narrow-Range Tuning Trick

January 23, 2017
A striking technique stolen from Sonic Youth.
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Tone Tips: The Power of Plug-Ins

December 20, 2016
Do you want to do the impossible in the studio? There’s an app for that.
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Session Sages: Nick Raskulinecz, Dave Cobb, and Buddy Miller on Recording Guitars

November 16, 2016
Three acclaimed guitarist-producers on the tools, techniques, and philosophies that guide their work with heavy-hitters like Rush, Mastodon, Jason Isbell, and Robert Plant.
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The Recording Guitarist: Let It Bleed

October 26, 2016
Learn how to not just accept but love mic leakage in the studio.
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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: Basic Audio Editing—Slicing and Splicing

July 13, 2016
Behold the incredible two-track transplant!
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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: Is It a Sin to Scoop Your Mids?

August 31, 2015
Demystifying guitar amp midrange.
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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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