3 Quick Tips for Recording Guitar | Recording Dojo

Free your microphone placement and gain structure, and your EQ and compression will follow.

Hello everyone, and welcome back to another Dojo! In the last two columns, I’ve focused on bus mixing techniques to get your recordings more on point—and I hope that was helpful. This time, I’d like to place focus in the other direction and give you three tips to capture your best recorded tones yet.

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Things can get tricky when distortion pedals and DAWs meet. Here's how to show your stomps who’s boss.

This month, I'm going to offer some tasty insights into recording that beautifully finicky, peculiar saturation that we guitarists spend a huge part of our musical lives obsessing about: fuzz. I'm also going to invite you to come and watch these tips in action.

To briefly recap for those of you who might be a little fuzzy on the subject, the two main flavors of fuzz stem from two types of transistors: germanium and silicon. The earliest fuzz pedals were all germanium-based, but by the early 1970s, silicon-based circuits were the norm. Cost, consistency, and quality control were the main culprits for the change.

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