amp mids

Fig 1: Scooped mids (artist’s conception).

Demystifying guitar amp midrange.

“Don’t scoop your mids!”

It’s probably the most frequently dispensed pearl of tone wisdom on guitar forums—and one of the most vague. Midrange is a broad topic, literally and conceptually, and those words can signify many things. So let’s unpack the meanings of midrange in search of deeper understanding of how amp midrange settings affect your recorded tones.

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