Dear Home Studio Owner,
Ah, electric guitars.
There are few things better than a well-recorded electric guitar part.
There are few things worse than a really crappy electric guitar recording. :)
While guitarists are on a constant search for the “perfect tone,” we as recording guys need to be able to capture that tone well. And that’s easier said than done.
How do we get that big “wall of sound” electric guitar tone?
How do we make the electric tracks sound huge, warm, and full?
How do we choose what parts to play and how to mix them?
We can figure that out together. :)
Who am I?
My name is Joe Gilder. I’m a musician and recording engineer, and I run the popular home recording website HomeStudioCorner.com. After many requests from many of my readers, I’m finally releasing a training course on recording electric guitar.
Recording Electric Guitar is a 4-week training course. No, you don’t have to come meet me in Nashville, I’ll be delivering everything right to your computer.
If you’re interested, read on…
Here’s the structure of the course. If you join today, you'll have instant access to each of the four “modules” of content. These were originally delivered one week at a time as a part of a 4-week course. You can get everything right away.
The first week of the course, I’ll share with you the keys to recording electric guitar. Whether you struggle with identifying the right tone for a song or simply how to decide on a good mic placement, we’ll cover it all.
Some topics we’ll discuss:
Week 2 I’ll deliver to you a second HD video download (shot in my home studio), I’ll show you the techniques we learned in week 1. You’ll get to see and hear how I record electric guitar in my home studio.
I will walk you through the process.
I’ll show you how I dial in the tone for a particular song, and how I choose mics, placement, etc.
Week 2 is where the rubber meets the road. I could teach everything in Week 1 and call it a day, but you’ll get so much more out of this if you can see these techniques in action and hear the results.
You’ll walk away from this video with an arsenal of techniques that you can use in your NEXT electric guitar recording session.
Electric guitar is a fickle beast.
It’s hard enough to dial in the right tone, THEN record that tone. But what about mixing? How do you make that fat, huge guitar sound “play nicely” with the rest of the instruments in the mix?
How do you make it sound full without sounding thin?
How do you keep the guitar from interfering with the bass?
How do you keep the guitar from drowning out the vocal?
These are all really valid (and really important) questions.
I’ll answer them during Week 3, where I show you how I would mix the tracks that we recorded during Week 2.
You’ll get to see how I record the tracks, and then you’ll see how I deal with them in the mix to make them super awesome.
During the live version of this class, I critiqued recordings done by the members during the class.
There’s something really valuable about listening to tracks recorded by people just like you, and hearing suggestions on how to improve.
A lot of people don’t realize how valuable a critique is…even if you’re listening to someone else’s recording.
Oftentimes I learn more through my mistakes (and the mistakes of others) than all the teaching in the world.
That’s why I couldn’t do a class on recording electric guitar without offering some sort of critique portion.
Recording Electric Guitar is packed with value. You’re getting:
You have ONE FULL YEAR to try out Recording Electric Guitar. If your recordings don't dramatically improve, you have up to 365 days from today to request a full refund OR we'll buy you a gift card to your favorite audio retailer for the price you paid for Recording Electric Guitar.
So you spend $47 today, and if you don't get noticeably better, I'll buy you a $47 gift card.
Pretty sweet, right?
I want this to be a transformational thing for you.
I don't want you to simply learn some new information and be "more informed." I want it to have a dramatic impact on the quality of your guitar recordings and mixes. That's why I'm using such a ridiculous guarantee.
Thanks for reading this far. I hope you'll consider joining.
Home Studio Corner
Frequently Asked Questions
Is this a live class? No. This WAS a live class. Now you can purchase the recorded videos from the class.
Are the videos streaming or downloads? Both. You can start streaming them right away or download them to your computer. Yours to keep forever. You can play them on your computer, iPod, iPad, iPhone, etc.
Will the class cover amp/effect modelers? I record all my electric guitars direct and use amp plug ins. Absolutely. I’ve recorded many an electric guitar track using some sort of amp modeler. I still own one. Most of the class will still be very applicable to you. While the mic placement information might not directly apply to you, the more you know about recording guitar amps, the better prepared you will be to get great tones with your amp modeler software/hardware