Recording electric guitar and bass can be one of the more straightforward tasks in the studio. However, there are still a number of considerations to be taken into account. Let’s take a brief look at the process of capturing those instruments. Basically, there are two ways to approach recording an electric guitar or bass performance—you…… See More
Music Recording Tips and Gear
Articles specifically dealing with recording, mixing and mastering music - as opposed to voice-over specific recording tips, which can be found in the Voice-Over Recording category.
One of the most important devices in your studio setup is the interface between the real recording world and your virtual one. Here are six of the best interfaces we’ve looked at recently. iD4 may be small but Audient have taken care to ensure the sound quality is still excellent. It is buss powered making…… See More
Producer Tim Cant runs through 5 of the most popular, some might say best, Mastering Plugins / Software (VST/AU) money can buy. Barricade 4’s compressor and peak limiter is an especially transparent model that takes care of a signal’s highest peaks with an easy set of controls. It is great for anyone who’s not faint-hearted…… See More
Equalization is one of the most difficult parts of recording to get the hang of since there’s literally almost an infinite number of possibilities. Most of us learn by experience and usually massive amounts of trial and error. But there are some very simple general guidelines that can be an enormous help for those new…… See More
There are a number of different types of compressors that every engineer is familiar with. However, there’s not a lot of information available about the differences between them and what they’re good at. Here’s a brief look at their characteristics. Optical Style is when a light bulb and a photocell were used as the main…… See More