13 Resources for Getting a Better Sound at the Source
Capturing a sound the way you envision it at the source is a beautiful thing.
Of course creative and unexpected things also happen during the mixing process. Like using SoundToys plugins to turn a guitar solo into a hummingbird mating call. I don’t know what that sounds like but I’m sure there are settings for it.
Still, the sonic authenticity resulting from recording with care isn’t something that can always be replicated in mixing, so I wanted to share a few articles and videos that will help you get great sounds right at the source:
- 5 Ways to EQ a Bass Without Using EQ
- 4 Tips for Being a Recording Studio Badass
- A Guide to Guitar Amps in the Studio
- How to Get a Cranked Amp Sound in a Studio Apartment
- Should You Change Guitar Strings for the Studio?
- 8 Tips for Better Guitar Setups in the Studio
- 5 Effective Ways to Record Acoustic Guitar
- 3 Simple Steps for a Great Acoustic Guitar Sound
- Tips for Recording Reverb in Real Spaces
- How to Ration Space in a Dense Arrangement
- A Guide to Drumheads in the Studio
- 11 Tips For Better Vocal Recording Sessions
- 4 Headphone Tips for Better Vocal Performances
- 7 Effective Techniques for Minimizing Plosives
- 6 Down and Dirty Recording Techniques
- How to Record Acoustic Guitar and Vocals at the Same Time
- 7 Tips for Getting Guitar Tones from the 70’s and 80’s
- 7 Ways to Get More Sounds Out of an Acoustic Piano
- 5 Ways to Get the Most out of Recording in a One Room Studio
Mixing is still incredibly valuable and fun, and if you’re looking to level up your game, we just launched a new website with 60+ hours of in-depth mixing tutorials from Matthew Weiss and David Glenn.
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