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Walking Through the Production Process of Recording Acoustic and Electric Guitars (Videos)


I’ve started a new thing with my band The Long Wait.

We’re aiming to release one song about every 6 weeks or so and through it all I try to document as much of the process as possible.

Unfortunately the idea struck AFTER we recorded the drums so there’s no video of our living room drum set-up.

However, we already have thought you might be interested in.

Recording Acoustic Guitar

In the first one I go over some basic acoustic guitar recording techniques with one microphone.

  • Start at the 12th fret and then move around with your headphones until it sounds good.
  • Do a couple test recordings until you find the sound you’re happy with.
  • Rinse and repeat.

Recording Electric Guitar

In the second one I play the role of scraggy-looking-slipper-wearing-man where I show you the difference between mic positions.

  • You can clearly hear how much the sound changes from one position to the other.
  • Experimentation is key to a sound you want.

Leave a comment and let me know what you think and how you’ve recorded guitar recently.

Image by: gothick_matt


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About Björgvin Benediktsson

I’m Björgvin Benediktsson. I’m a musician, audio engineer and best-selling author. I help musicians and producers make a greater impact with their music by teaching them how to produce and engineer themselves. I’ve taught thousands of up and coming home studio producers such as yourself how to make an impact with their music through Audio Issues since 2011.

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