Tutorial: Tips For Recording Electric Guitar
IntroductionThis tutorial will give you some tips and ideas about how to record electric guitar. While it may seem like an easy thing to record, and it is when compared to recording drums, there are still a ton of different ways that you can record guitar and get good results. It all depends on what type of sound you are going for. Here I will aim to give helpful tips and hints across the spectrum for recording guitars in general.
Step 3MD421 or 409 as I find that these mics do a great job of recording electric guitar up close. Since they are dynamic microphones they can handle a lot, and that is a necessity when recording electric guitar.
Step 4Blue Kiwi or a Neumann U87, but any condenser microphone that you have available will work!
ConclusionPlease keep in mind that these are guidelines and tips and by no means are the rules when recording guitar. Get creative and try out your own ideas, but it is always good to have a guideline and to know what will work for you. I hope that you will find these tips helpful and please experiment with different guitars, amplifiers and microphones if you are able as you can get an endless amount of sounds!
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