Miking Electric Guitar: Hands-On & Ears Open!
A Step-By-Step Guide To Proven Miking Setups
Recording electric guitars is fun. When Mike asked me to write a new article about some of my favorite approaches, I was excited to share the mic type and positioning combinations I’ve been using lately in my studio. The possibilities are endless. You might have applied some of these approaches (or something similar), but it’s never a bad idea to review them for your next session. Please note that even though I am working in a professional studio, I learned a lot of these approaches while recording in the myriad untreated bedrooms where I honed my craft. These ideas can be applied in any recording environment! The corresponding audio examples for all these techniques will be available at recordingmag.com in the Resource Library under Audio Content.