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Guitar recording and mixing techniques

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    Acoustic Guitar & Vocals with 1 Microphone
    Acoustic Guitar & Vocals with 1 Microphone

    Getting a good sounding recording with a guitarist that's also singing can be challenging.  Top recording engineer Russell Cottier shows 3 tips on how to get the best acoustic guitar and voice recording using a single microphone.

    Acoustic Guitar Recording - 7 mic setups with Sean Genockey
    Acoustic Guitar Recording  - 7 mic setups with Sean Genockey

    Sean Genockey is a London-based record producer, mixer, songwriter and guitarist and in this video shows 7 mic placement techniques - you can substitute the more expensive microphones with cheaper alternatives.

    Acoustic guitar microphones compared
    Acoustic guitar microphones compared

    Mike Exeter met up with Barry Bayliss at Gospel Oak Studios near Birmingham, UK, to compare a range of microphones for recording acoustic guitar. Some of the microphones were very affordable and a few more expensive mics were thrown in too.

    Guitar cab recording with Clint Murphy & Mike Exeter
    Guitar cab recording with Clint Murphy & Mike Exeter

    Woodworm Studios was the venue for our Metal Recording Masterclass in 2015. This is a short extract of that feature where Mike Exeter and Clint Murphy discuss placement of mics. The two mics of choice are the affordable Sure Sm57 and ribbon Royer.

    Andrew Scheps recording guitars
    Andrew Scheps Recording guitars

    Russell Cottier talks recording guitars with legendary producer, engineer and mix engineer Andrew Scheps. In this short video segment taken from our hour long interview at Monnow Valley Studios recently this feature covers Andrew's love of recording guitars.

    Neumann KM 84 vs Neumann CMV-4 two microphones compared at ICP Studios
    Neumann KM 84 vs Neumann CMV-4 Two microphones compared at ICP Studios

    Clint was at ICP Studios working on a project and found what he describes as an insane amount of vintage microphones so felt compelled to try one of the more unusual mics, the Neumann CMV-4, and recorded a side by side comparrison with the more...

    Nick Mailing and Phil English guitar cab recording
    Nick Mailing and Phil English Guitar cab recording

    Phil English and Nick Mailing chat about microphone techniques for recording guitar cabs.