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20 Tips On Recording Guitars

Sound on Sound released this great post about recording guitars. PAUL WHITE and DAVE LOCKWOOD strum up a few tried-and-trusted methods of improving your studio guitar sound. Check it out>

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At one time, recording electric guitar meant putting a mic in front of an amp and hitting the record button. Of course, you can still do it that way, and in many instances such an approach yields perfectly acceptable results. But there are also viable DI alternatives that may be more convenient in a home recording environment.
The fact that guitar sounds vary so much according to the instrument, the player, the amplifier and the recording techniques employed is one of the great attractions of the instrument. But while no two players will ever sound quite alike, there are a few general recording rules that can help achieve consistently good results. It would be wrong to try to define a single ‘foolproof’ method for guitar recording, so instead we’ve pulled together a few different tricks, tips and ideas that will help you get the results you want, while still providing plenty of scope for experimentation. Read More >