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.

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