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Articles Tagged Guitars

  • Tuesday, December 02, 2014
    Bobby Owsinski 12/02/14 02:20 PM,
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   Most guitar players settle on a brand of strings without even realizing why, usually only changing when they can’t get their favorite brand. In this excerpt from The Ultimate Guitar Tone Handbook (written with my good buddy Rich Tozzoli), Jim D’Addario, the CEO and chairman of D’Addario & Company (the world’s largest maker of musical instrument strings), describes what makes a great string as well as some of the differences between the… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallInterconnectMeasurementSignalStudio

  • Tuesday, November 18, 2014
    PSW Staff 11/18/14 02:31 PM,
    Noted singer-songwriter Edwin McCain plays a concert schedule of more than 300 nights a year backed by the Edwin McCain Band, utilizing a Harman’s AKG WMS4500 wireless system for his acoustic and electric guitars and another WMS4500 system with an HT4500 wireless transmitter and C535 capsule for his vocals. “The C535 is the perfect complement to the sound of my voice,” McCain notes, citing the condenser microphone’s ability to reproduce all the nuances of his voice from rough-edged to smooth… View this story
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  • microphones
    Mark Frink 11/18/14 01:46 PM,
    There are almost as many ways to capture guitar amplifier sound with a microphone as there are for a piano. And as with piano (and kick and snare drum, for that matter) single-mic approaches can’t always provide the best solution for guitar amps—we must also explore multiple-mic approaches. About four decades ago, at the “dawn” of modern live sound reinforcement, there was the Shure SM58 for vocals and the SM57 for instruments. This eventually included miking guitar amps, because as… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallEngineerInterconnectMicrophoneSignalSound ReinforcementStage

  • Tuesday, July 15, 2014
    bose professional
    PSW Staff 07/15/14 12:32 PM,
    André Cholmondeley knows guitars and he knows the road, and he’s applied that knowledge and tour management to the benefit of a throng of guitar greats over the years, including Al Di Meola, Derek Trucks, Greg Lake (Emerson, Lake & Palmer) and multi-instrumentalist Adrian Belew (Frank Zappa, King Crimson, others). Recently Cholmondeley (pronounced “CHUM-lee”) has employed the L1 Model II portable loudspeaker system with B2 bass module from Bose Professional with great success for both Belew and Lake. “I love… View this story
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  • Tuesday, May 27, 2014
    Jon Tidey 05/27/14 01:59 PM,
    This article is provided by Audio Geek Zine.   Tracking guitar can be extremely tricky even under the most perfect of circumstances. And not every session is ideal. In reality, they’re often far from it. So here are a few tips to keep in mind when you’re tackling that next guitar session. 1) Guitar Selection Every brand and style of guitar has a different sound—Yamaha versus Martin, a full size Dreadnought or a smaller Parlor style. They all sound different,… View this story
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  • Monday, May 19, 2014
    Bobby Owsinski 05/19/14 12:07 PM,
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   OK, you live in an apartment or have some neighbors with sensitive ears so you can’t crank up that Marshall to get your sound. What you really need is an isolation box to keep the level from waking up the baby next door. Here’s a pretty good video on how to make a guitar amp isolation box, with some caveats. The layering technique that’s described definitely works, but I’d replace the acoustic… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallInstallationLoudspeakerMeasurementRemoteSignalStudio

  • Thursday, May 01, 2014
    Mark Marshall 05/01/14 04:27 PM,
    This article is provided by the Pro Audio Files.   There will most definitely be a point in your production career where a bassist or guitarist shows up with a pedalboard. It could be a small, seemingly harmless one or a flat bed sized mammoth. There is nothing wrong with wanting a variety of sounds. As a guitarist, I want options too. I’m no purist, but In the studio I have a tendency to deconstruct pedalboards. Here’s why: No matter… View this story
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  • Tuesday, March 25, 2014
    Joe Gilder 03/25/14 05:18 PM,
    Article provided by Home Studio Corner.   I listen to a lot of recordings, and one mistake that I find very often in a beginner’s recording is that they don’t record acoustic guitars with microphones. Now, this is certainly my opinion, but I feel that acoustic guitar was meant to be recorded with a microphone. The direct sound of an acoustic guitar just never sounds good to me. I am an acoustic guitar player, so I’m certainly biased, and there… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallEngineerMicrophoneMixerProcessorSignalStudio

  • Friday, March 14, 2014
    radial engineering
    PSW Staff 03/14/14 09:15 AM,
    Radial Engineering has introduced the JX62, a six-input guitar switcher with two amplifier outputs for live touring. Each of the six guitar input channels is outfitted with a 1/4-inch input and a thru connection to feed its own amp or dedicated direct box. A simple “on” switch activates the channel and a recessed “set & forget” trim control enables the guitar technician to set all of the levels uniformly should the output from the guitars or wireless systems need adjustment.… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsProductInterconnectMonitoringProcessorRemoteSignal

  • Thursday, May 09, 2013
    Jon Chappell 05/09/13 02:01 PM,
    Guitarists are constantly seeking their own sound or unique voice. However, producers often resort to giving instructions like, “Give me a raunchy blues sound à la Stevie Ray Vaughan,” rather than “Give me something wholly original that I’ve never imagined before.” It’s not that producers are unimaginative or that they deliberately want to mimic another guitarist’s sound; it’s just that categorizing sounds saves a lot of time and gives you a point of departure. Often you’ll hear producers requesting that… View this story
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