March 2020

On Track


Meet My Tele Choir

September 5, 2012
Ah, the good old Telecaster. Yes, it’s hard to play—at least in comparison to some guitars—but I view it as one of the most flexible recording and gigging guitars around.
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Panning Your Guitar in the Mix

July 9, 2012
Universal Audio’s EP-34 Tape Echo plug-in (based on the original Echoplex tape delay units) simulates a vintage tape delay and offers opportunities for creative panning. If you want your
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Keeping it Simple in the Studio

March 9, 2012
On “When the Levee Breaks” from Led Zeppelin IV, Jimmy Page’s guitar parts are panned left and right, and mixed quite dry with some deep flange. Conversely, the drums
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Grooving To A Virtual Drummer

January 10, 2012
Aside from using the loops in my TV productions, I like jamming to them. It’s a great way to practice locking into a real drummer’s beats.
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Dealing With Delay

November 15, 2011
To give yourself—and your mix engineer—the greatest flexibility in the final stages of production, consider splitting your signal before it hits the delay and capturing two guitar tracks, one clean and one effected.
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Secrets of Compression, Pt. 1

July 19, 2011
Compression in the studio and how you can apply it to your tracks during mixdown.
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On Track: Wisdom From A True Original

March 15, 2011
An interview with Sam Broussard, who mixes Cajun, funk, and slide for a truly unique sound
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Alan Parsons' "Art and Science of Sound Recording"

January 17, 2011
If it doesn’t sound right to the human ear, it’s not going to sound right to the microphone,” notes Alan Parsons on his Art & Science of Sound Recording
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The Mighty Baritone Guitar

December 21, 2010
The baritone electric is a unique, quirky instrument that can go where regular guitars can’t.
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Getting Great Acoustic Tones

November 16, 2010
How to get the most out of your acoustic when recording
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Using Multiple Amp Mics

July 20, 2010
Guidelines for employing multiple mics on your next recording
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DPA 4099G Microphone

March 11, 2010
A cool, useful acoustic microphone.
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Manic Compression?

January 14, 2010
A review of compression
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Want Reverb? Your Choices Are Plenty

December 17, 2009
Using impulse response/convolution reverbs to help smooth out your sound.
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Three Days Later with Jim Weider

November 18, 2009
Jim Weider talks recording at Allire Studios
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Gearing up with Billy Squier

July 22, 2009
Billy Squier talks about his gear, playing with Ringo, and touring.
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Assume the Position

March 17, 2009
A look at optimal mic placement for recording amps
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Optimal Low-End Mixing

December 16, 2008
How to tweak the EQ to make the most of your recordings.
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