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.
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