The electric, acoustic and bass guitars are the foundation of most modern music. This tutorial teaches you everything you need to know to record guitar tracks that will jump out of your mix and blast your tunes to the top of the charts.
When we decided to produce a new series of tutorials on audio recording and production we searched the globe for the very best trainers and audio professionals ... and we found them at Modern World Studios and Singing Canary Productions!
Whether you in a recording studio or at home there are a million different ways to capture the beautiful sound of the guitar. This tutorial gives you tons of the essential techniques top engineers employ when they are tracking guitars in a modern studio environment.
Recording Guitars is presented by Sean Genockey ... one of England’s leading recording specialists. Sean began his illustrious career as guitarist for the alternative rock band Moke and has gone on to engineer, mix and produce for the Manics, Suede, Starsailor, Kula Shaker, Baddies, Tom McRae, Iko and Futureheads.
In his informative, yet relaxed style, Sean takes us on a complete guitar recording journey starting at the vibrating strings and ending at the DAW. You’ll first learn how to tune and prepare a guitar for recording. Next you’re off to investigate the world of the electric guitar. You’ll see microphones and mic placement techniques followed by a deep look at amplifiers and what to do when you’re working with combos and stacks.
Sean explains the technique of “white noising” to determine the frequency response and output coloration of different speaker cabinets. There is also an in-depth section on acoustic guitar mic techniques from single mic to advanced XY configurations.
At the end of the tutorial, Sean provides a detailed exploration of recording bass, covering both amp/mic and direct input techniques.
If you’ve always wondered how to get your live guitar tracks to punch through the mix and penetrate the heart and soul of the listener, this "Recording Guitars" tutorial is for you.
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Luke wrote on March 16, 2017
Great course. Learnt a lot of new stuff. Highly recommended to anyone whos new to recording.
kawame davis wrote on May 20, 2014
Excellent video. It seems a little bit limited, But still. i enjoyed it.
Colin wrote on March 7, 2014
I was looking to for explanations and how-tos for recording acoustic guitars. This doesn't provide it. Little explanation, a few samples without explanation and a presenter that may know lots but he can't/doesn't explain anything. For example ORTF Technique. What does it stand for? Well it is the title of a chapter here but you won't find an answer. Very disappointed.
BHamester wrote on October 19, 2013
I've watched this at least 3 times already, it's really worth the money those videos are a fraction of the price of my engineer course and provide a much deeper depth.
MM wrote on August 19, 2013
Great beginner course for guitars, didnt love the voice of the trainer though.
Shaggydh wrote on July 25, 2013
Very informative course. Covers mic techniques, white noise and phase, as well as proper DI and some pro tools insight as well.
Keanan wrote on July 14, 2013
Great for beginners, and those looking to refresh on the basics before going back into the studio.
Wibbers wrote on July 5, 2013
Lots of good stuff here - really enjoyed the presentation as well.
Mark L74 wrote on July 2, 2013
Recording Guitars is a nice tutorial on how to use microphones and DI's on guitar. More listening and comparing examples would make it more usefull, though.
between wrote on June 26, 2013
Perfect, many questions I was asking myself were answered thanks to this tutorial, lots of useful stuff that would have taken a lot of trial and error to learn on my own, and I had never heard of stretching guitar strings, so great tips ;)