How to record Guitar
TOP PRODUCERS SHARE THEIR SECRETS FOR RECORDING GUITARS RIGHT, EVERY TIME
Sooner or later most guitarists want to make a recording on guitar. it might be a simple solo acoustic track or a sprawling prog album. But the goal remains the same: to capture the soul of a guitar performance intact – and sounding sensational. yes, technology can set us free but it can also mire guitarists down in creativity-sapping quandries about technical procedure and angst about whether our recording gear is good enough to get pro results. But talk to some of the best engineers and producers working today and they’ll tell you that the fundamentals of making great guitar recordings are not nearly so dependent on gear as you might think. a quality performance, shrewd use of mics and great basic sonic ingredients will get you halfway to a pro-grade session before you can say “Telefunken u47”. if you’re new to the recording game, start by downloading our free
home studio handbook on page 47 to get to grips with the fundamentals of recording today. Then come back to digest the seasoned studio wisdom of the top pros who’ve contributed their hard-won knowledge on the finer points of tracking guitar to the following 17-page feature...
Guitarist would like to thank World Guitars for the loan of the stunning Palir Titan (£2,595) pictured opposite. With swamp ash body, Bigsby and Lollar pickups, it’s a fine T-style electric. www.worldguitars.co.uk