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.
Over the next four weeks 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. Each of the four “modules” of content will be delivered to you every week for the next four weeks.
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 an 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?
These are all really valid (and really important) questions.
I’ll answer them during Week 3. You’ll receive an in-depth video, 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.
This class was offered as a live class in 2012. The recordings are now available here for you to buy and watch. Still lots of great information to help you get better.
Recording Electric Guitar will be packed with value. You’re getting:
All that (plus any bonuses I might throw in…) for less than $100 today.
…then click the “Add to Cart” button below to
If within 60 days of joining you’re simply not happy. Let me know, and I’ll refund everything you’ve paid, no questions asked. I want you to get a ridiculous amount of value out of this.
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? These are downloadable HD video files. 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.