Tips for recording guitar
Oct 6th, 2009, 07:22
Hi all, Hope everyone's well. I'm working on a project which requires me to record guitar parts. I've done a basic demo and now I want to re-record all guitars and get them sounding as good as possible with my limited resources so I can get straight into mixing. So I was wondering before I get into this, does anyone have any good tips, for example channel strip settings, levels etc? Martin talks about signal to noise ratio in his vids, and recommends recording at about -6.6 db, would you say that applies to guitar as well? The track I'm working on is a sort of ventures style surf rock piece, so it features acoustic guitar sounds and clean guitar with lots of reverb (actually using the super cool surf preset in logic 8). Also I'm recording via USB, not using mics. So any hints before I kick off would be super appreciated. Have a great day all. We've got a typhoon coming, so I'll be recording in the torrentials, seems appropriate really. WET!