It's no surprise that our annual Guitar issue is a huge hit with our readers, and this year promises to be no exception. In this issue, we cover many aspects of recording and mixing great guitar tracks. We have articles on layering frequencies to create slamming guitar tones, essential things to remember when tracking guitar, interviews with successful road-warrior recording guitarists ...even an article on creating a guitar solo from nothing (or nearly nothing) at all!
All this plus great clinics on vocal mixing, drum overheads, bass tones and famous bass tracks, a whole slate of cool reviews (including some awesomely guitar-friendly effects processors and software), our regular columns like Song Production in Pro Tools and Readers' Tapes with Marty Peters, and much more. Whether or not you focus on six strings, you'll find lots to enjoy in the November Recording!
Recording’s Drum Column |
Overheads—the latest in our series on fixing drum problems.
Song Production in Pro Tools. Part 11: Mixing Vocals |
It’s finally time to make the centerpiece of our demo song sit beautifully in the mix we’ve created. Follow along, in print and with the downloadable song project!
Recording’s Bass Column |
Mike Chapman’s bass part on Garth Brooks’ mega hit “Friends In Low Places” —Part 3 of our looks at famous bass tracks in history.
The Making of Shining Darkness by the Crooked Jades |
Old meets new in an adventurous recording project.
Sculpting Your Tone With Multi-Frequency Layering |
Layering sounds to make the perfect guitar sound
Recording’s Guitar Column |
Three things to remember when producing guitar tracks for a good mix.
Craft something out of (next to) nothing—true lead guitarists need not apply. ...Expand
Wood And Steel In The Digital Age |
Guitar modeling and simulation—is it real or modeled?
Successful Guitarist’s Collaboration: Bret Levick and Dirk Price |
You may not know their names, but you’ve probably heard their music.
Line 6 M13 Stompbox Modeler |
Toetapper’s Delight: More stompboxes in a single box than you could string across the studio floor.
Universal Audio UAD-2 |
The popular UAD-1 DSP engine gets more horsepower, new convenience, and added flexibility.
Shinybox 46 Microphones |
A small American firm takes on the task of hand-tweaking Chinese microphones.
Recording’s Showcase of Sounds |
Beta Monkey Pure Country III and IV; Waldorf Edition Wave 2.V and Attack; Applied Acoustics Systems Strum Acoustic GS-1.
Plug-in Outlet |
Peavey ReValver MkIII; Waldorf Edition D-Pole.
Once Over—Reviews In Brief |
Studio Projects CS5 microphone; Eventide ModFactor and TimeFactor pedals; M-Audio Studiophile BX8a Deluxe active monitors; Marantz PMD620 portable digital recorder.