September 17, 2018
The key to direct recording is to get an amp to behave realistically. So how do you accomplish this?
July 13, 2018
It may not be the sexiest part of your rig, but the speaker enclosure plays a crucial role in the signal chain. Here’s what’s going on inside.
June 15, 2018
Once mic or two? Mono or stereo? Hear the differences.
May 3, 2018
Learn the sounds of different speaker, mic, and cabinet types.
April 10, 2018
You can only pump up the volume so far.
March 14, 2018
Loud and proud? Or phony and flat?
February 2, 2018
You can’t steal someone else’s audio. But you can swipe their EQ.
January 8, 2018
We can’t always afford professional mastering for our music. So let’s make the most of the tools we have.
November 24, 2017
Rock recording has modernized since Sgt. Pepper. But has it improved?
November 16, 2017
Avant-garde guitarist Elliott Sharp talks to the producer behind classic albums by Roy Buchanan, Joseph Spence, and Doc Watson about a lifetime of historic music-making.
November 14, 2017
Should bassists pay more attention to the humble speaker enclosure?
October 3, 2017
Amp and effects modelers are designed to sound analog—but they don’t have to.
September 19, 2017
Composer Rich Tozzoli shares his secrets, tips, gear, and techniques for big-time small-screen scoring.
September 7, 2017
The far-out sounds of effect sequencers.
July 4, 2017
More unconventional echo experiments.
July 2, 2017
You might be totally in sync with your home-recording rig, but tracking acoustic guitar presents some unique challenges and there are guidelines to follow.
June 12, 2017
Get creative with faux-analog delay tones.
May 11, 2017
This ugly effect can be a thing of beauty.
April 20, 2017
T’aint bass, t’aint guitar, ’tis versatile.
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?