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[Getting started] Recording electric guitar - Direct recording

 
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Nantho

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1 Posted on 03/30/2018 at 10:17:34Direct link to this post
Recording electric guitar - Direct recording
Today we will discuss direct recording an electric guitar.

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2 Posted on 03/31/2018 at 17:21:55Direct link to this post
I've been recording my guitar from my guitar into my EVH 5150 III head then into a Rivera Rock Crusher to reduce the heat of the signal into my Yamaha MG12XU mixing board into my computer.

I sent a friend of mine, who does music production, for a living my latest song. He says "The guitar tones have a little too much bite and sound a little demo-ish. A common occurrence if you record guitars direct and into a computer. Try taking off a little 4k or there abouts with an equalizer. Pull it down maybe -3db. Maybe more, maybe less, adjust to taste. You could also try boosting a little 1K or maybe 1.5k to add a little warm mids. Try it and see if it helps. I think that will help the guitar sound a bit more pro."

I haven't had the chance to try it yet, so I can't comment on it. Anyone else have experience with having to tweak their direct recording of guitar tracks in such a way?

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3 Posted on 04/04/2018 at 09:17:14Direct link to this post
Recording directly in combination with a mic or two can also interesting results.

#1 You could split the tracks use a low pass filter on the direct signal and a highpass filter and combine them to one stem/signal. Or the other way around

#2 just mix both together to create your own special sound.

#3 use different types of effects on both signals... For some crunchy sound or even demonic :-D

#4 gives you more freedom to experiment with your track

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