Recording Guitar And Getting Good Results

How to record guitar and get great results without getting silly

Recording electric guitar and getting really good results


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As you start to play guitar sooner or later you will want to get out some sort of recorder and try and get nice recordings of your playing. It all sounds simple right? Plug in an amp and cab, get out the guitar and tune it, place a microphone in front of the speaker and press record. Oh I really wish it was that simple!

Even if you're an accomplished player and have been doing it all for some time there's no doubt that you will know what I'm talking about to get those awesome tones down on 'tape'; and tape could mean literally tape, digitally recorded to a portable recorder, pushed through the band's mixer to a multi track recorder, or of course in the studio where tone is everything and far more involved than just plugging in and playing. The importance of sitting in 'the mix' at the right frequency is also pretty critical in the whole overview of things.

So how do we record our brilliant guitar so that it sounds AT LEAST as good as when we play it? There are in fact a trillion methods, some that work and some that let's just say are legends that maybe should be reflected in a fairy tale for sure.

On this page I'm going to cover some of the things I have learned over the years of running a studio and playing guitar. I might even drop in a few tales about other nameless guys that really had issues (just so you don't end up like that) and should never have been in any studio.

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