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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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A really quick, really dirty intro to equalization.

This month’s topic is EQ. I’d say we’re opening a can of worms, except it’s more like opening a shipping container stuffed with 10,000 worm cans.

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Compared to traditional speaker simulators, IRs offer much greater realism and depth.

I find the evolution of rock guitar tone to be a fascinating subject. A ‘59 Fender Bassman cranked up through its internal 4x10” speaker configuration sounds nothing like a Mesa Dual Rectifier through its oversized, closed-back 4x12” cabinet with Celestion Vintage 30s. And the speakers and speaker cabinet are a huge part of the equation—if you were to run the Mesa Recto into the Bassman speakers, you’d get a completely different tone, but one that leans in the classic Bassman direction.

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