RECORDING GUITAR TIPS

RECORDING GUITAR TIPS

#Tips1: First and foremost, your guitar must be in its best condition. Before recording, check both the intonation and turning, even better if you can use new properly fitted strings for it. It doesn’t make sense when some artists keep using the old strings and tuning up and stuffs. It won’t work that way. Some even claim that the tone can be fixed in the mixing process, so it doesn’t matter. Well more often than not, it does. Avoid overlapping the turn since the tuning will slip if anything around the tuning machine don’t peg. And before turning again, or at the end, stretch the string as much as you can. Either you change the gauche or brand of strings you’ve been using, don’t forget to re-check the octave tuning on all six strings in order not to ruin the intonation.

#Tips2: Electric guitars with single-coil pickups will cause hum interference using equipment containing transformers. So, the best way in the situation is stay as far as possible from the interfering equipment and find the angle where you receive the least hum. You know the rules, “the more overdrive you use, the more serious the effect of interference”. Especially with computer monitors, ones that cause the most serious interferences with guitar pickups. I advise you to stay away from them, but it’s better not turn them on. Even when the monitor is in energy-saving mode, it can still cause interference because it is still powered.

#Tips3: In the mix, to keep the sounds separate you should use more than one type of guitar. It also helps to improve rhythm guitar parts, if when you were playing live, you use more distortion than you do in the recording. Or else I don’t think the sounds can blend in well with so much alike sounds. On the Drawmer DS201 or the Focusrite Platinum Tone Factory gate side-chain, to bracket the sounds by using tunable high-pass and low-pass filters means to send the sounds to parts of the spectrum, those are narrower than usual.

#Tips4: When you have enough spare tracks, try take together a compilation of solos from many whole takes that have been recorded on discrete tracks. Saving records that you just cut and paste the parts you may wanna use on hard disk. Use a tape if you want to bounce the chosen parts to a new mix or track. Remember to sum before you add any extra reverb or delay to help conceal your edit.

#Tips5: Throw a sense of stereo space as you produce a single guitar sound through an ambience or gated reverb program. Without adding any reverb decay, the ambient reverb program will create a simulation of those early reflections of a real space. Short gated reverbs can be a substitute if you want more lively sounds.

#Tips6: Don’t be so sure the monitors simulator in your preamp will suit your job the best. You may not know, but better outcomes can be achieved by removing the unfiltered output from an effect unit or a recording preamp, and send it via a single high-quality monitor simulator.

 

Jeremy

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