Audio Recording: Record the Electric Guitar Direct


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Recording the electric guitar direct

Once upon a time, plugging your guitar directly into a console was the last thing a guitar player wanted to do. Players hated the sound because the high- end was rolled off and the output was just so wimpy that virtually no one thought it was usable. That's all changed now as guitars have more choices of going direct and getting a great sound than ever before. In this movie, we'll look at the three ways that you can record the guitar direct. The real secret to getting a great sounding direct recording is compression and plenty of it.

When you use a tube style guitar amplifier, there is already some compression built into the sound, between the circuitry, the tubes, and speakers. Unfortunately, you don't have the benefit of any of this help when plugging your guitar directly into the console or a DAW. That's why it's important always use some compression to keep the sound at relatively the same level. Without it, the sound will be weak and wimpy. Here's what you have to do. Af...

Recording the electric guitar direct
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