This article contains a selection of video tutorials that cover acoustic guitar recording and mixing in music production - The Acoustic Guitar Recording Handbook.
These tutorials are arranged in order of workflow.
- Learn different microphone placement methods for recording acoustic guitar
- Learn acoustic guitar arrangement methods
- Learn editing and mixing tricks for getting big sounding acoustic guitars in your mixes
The nine video tutorials in this Acoustic Guitar Recording Handbook total to a viewing time of 1 hour 20 minutes and can all be viewed by either signing up to our $3.99 monthly subscription or 7-day free trial - which you can cancel anytime within those 7 days. (For more information about tutorial subscriptions please read the information at the bottom of this article)
Recording Acoustic Guitar
Acoustic Guitar Recording - Microphones Placement Using Two Microphones
In this tutorial you will learn several microphone placement techniques using two microphones (a stereo matched pair). These microphone placement techniques are commonly used to record acoustic guitar. Improve your understanding of the fundamental methods in achieving a solid sound from the guitar and how to use mono, stereo, X-Y & mid-side microphone configurations.
Acoustic Guitar Recording - Microphones Placement Using Three Microphones
In this tutorial you will learn how to track acoustic guitar with three microphones along with some tips on processing acoustic guitar tracks.
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Arranging Acoustic Guitar
How To Get Big Sounding Acoustic Guitar Parts
In this tutorial you will learn how to arrange acoustic guitar parts when tracking in conjunction with programmed VI acoustic guitar.
Mixing Acoustic Guitars
How To EQ & Compress Acoustic Guitar
In this tutorial you will learn the basics of compression and EQ techniques when working with recorded acoustic guitar. Learn how to change the tone and character of a strummed acoustic guitar with some very simple EQ and compression moves.
How To Make Mono Acoustic Guitar Recording Stereo
In this tutorial you will learn how to make a mono acoustic guitar recording into a big and wide stereo acoustic guitar. This is a very good tip for those who can only record acoustic guitar with one microphone.
Using Acoustic Guitar Through A Guitar Amp Plug-in
In this tutorial you will learn a creative way of adding electric guitar tone to your acoustic guitar recordings. This is a creative tip rather than a fundamental acoustic guitar recording/mixing technique.
Editing Acoustic Guitar
How To Fix Rhythm Guitar Timing In Pro Tools
In this tutorial you will learn three different ways to fix guitar timing in Pro Tools. The video demonstrates these workflows with an electric guitar example however these techniques do also apply to acoustic guitar editing. You will also learn the pros and cons of using time correction workflow. All three are useful - it's just a case of choosing the right workflow for the job.
How To Fix Finger Picking Guitar Timing In Pro Tools
In this tutorial you will learn how to correct timing of picked acoustic guitar in Pro Tools. Remember that perfect acoustic guitar timing is not always necessary, these timing techniques are best used when small amounts of timing needs to be corrected.
Soften Pick Noise On Acoustic Guitar Using iZotope RX
In this tutorial you will learn how to soften the pick sound in acoustic guitar recordings. Every so often the sound of the pick can be too dominant - this video will show you an iZotope RX workflow that will attenuate the sound of the pick without harming the natural top end air of acoustic guitar recordings.
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