This article contains a selection of video tutorials that cover electric guitar recording and mixing in music production - The Electric Guitar Recording Handbook.
These tutorials are arranged in order of workflow.
- Learn several microphone placement techniques for getting the best sound from guitar amps.
- Learn how to edit recorded electric guitar tracks in Pro Tools.
- Learn how to mix electric guitar in Pro Tools.
The 9 video tutorials in this Electric Guitar Recording Handbook total to a viewing time of 1 hour 40 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)
Guitar Amp Recording - Microphone Placement
Recording Electric Guitar Amps With A Single Dynamic Microphone
In this video tutorial, you will learn by demonstration how by moving a single dynamic microphone around a guitar amp speaker cone results in a variety of tones. Learn different microphone placement positions that will help you get the most out of your electric guitar amp recordings.
Recording Electric Guitar Amps With Multiple Microphones
In this video tutorial, you will learn how different microphones sound on the same guitar amp in a recording situation. This video demonstrates the performance of two dynamic microphones, one condenser mic and one ribbon microphone.
Multiple Microphone Placement Positions For Guitar Amp Recording
In this video tutorial, you will learn how to record a guitar amp with multiple microphones. Learn several microphone placement arrangments that will help you get the most from your electric guitar amp recordings. Hear how by blending the microphones together in Pro Tools results in fat sounding guitar tones.
Recording An Electric Guitar When Using Guitar Amp Plug-ins
In this video tutorial, you will learn how to re-amp guitars in Pro Tools from a previously recorded guitar part. Learn how to take a clean DI recording then re-amp in Pro Tools with this technique rather than using an interface such as an Avid Eleven Rack.
Read also - 5 Tips For Tracking Electric Guitar
Editing Electric Guitar Tracks In Pro Tools
Fix Electric Guitar Timing Issues In Pro Tools
In this video tutorial, you will learn three different ways to fix electric guitar timing issues in Pro Tools. You will also learn the pros and cons of using time correction workflows. All three techniques are useful - it's just a case of choosing the right workflow for the job.
Pitch Shifting Electric Guitar Tracking Using Pro Tools Elastic Pitch
Mixing Electric Guitars In Pro Tools
Using EQ, Dynamics And Effects On Electric Guitars In A Mix
In this video tutorial, you will learn how to mix electric guitars in Pro Tools using EQ, compression and effects such as delay and reverb. This video shows you how to achieve a variety of electric guitar sounds in several mix examples.
Stereo Electric Guitar Mix Tricks
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Electric Guitar Pro Audio Product Reviews
In this video review, Pro Tools Expert Deputy Editor Dan Cooper takes a look at Sparkle By Virtual Guitarist. Sparkle is an electric guitar rhythm VI that enables users to quickly get guitar parts down in a mix.
In this review for Pro Tools Expert, Technical Editor James Ivey takes a look at the Torpedo Studio by Two Notes Audio Engineering. This amazing 2U rack unit makes recording guitar amplifiers really straightforward by allowing you to plug your amp or amp head directly into the unit and having it deal with the power soak issues.
In this video review Pro Tools Expert team member Dan Cooper takes a close look at the Vox AC30 HW2X.
In this video review Pro Tools Expert team member Dan Cooper takes a look at the new distortion / amp simulator plug-in by Blue Cat Audio - The Destructor.
In this video Julian takes a look at the new Ampeg B-15N bass amplifier plug in. With Unison technology and four different cabinets and various mic options this plug in offers everything from deep and rich to clanky distortion.
In this review Paul Drew looks at the Antares ATG-1 Guitar floor processor. This unique floor controller uses technology developed by Antares, to change the pitch and model of the pickups on your guitar.
In this video review Pro Tools Expert team member Dan Cooper reviews The Brian May Special Guitar. The BMG Special is an affordable replica guitar based on the iconic Red Special guitar built by Brian May and his Dad in the 1960s. Dan made this his "Find Of The Week" in Podcast 206. Watch the video to hear how it sounds and to find out what Dan thinks.
This video, which accompanies the J entry of the A-Z of UAD series on Pro Tools Expert, Julian looks at the new Marshall JMP 2203 plug-in.
Paul Drew Reviews the Avid Eleven Mark 2 and compares it to the Eleven Rack.
Paul Drew takes a look and listen to the new Universal Audio UAD Marshall Bluesbreaker 1962 guitar amp plugin
In this video James is joined by guitarist Luis Correia and bass player Ben Hearn to put the new updated versions of Universal Audio's Apollo series into real life session action. James sets the challenge of using no real amps or outboard gear so all the sounds you hear are generated by the quad versions of the UA Apollo 8 and new 8P.
In this video James takes a look and listen to the new Ampeg SVT-3 Pro bass amp simulator plug-in by Brainwork for the Universal Audio UAD-2. James takes you on a quick tour of the GUI and gets down and dirty with the amp presets. This is one of the most iconic bass amplifiers in modern music and to have this thick punchy amp at your musical disposal is a must.
In this video James takes a look at the new Brainworx bass amp simulator the Ampeg SVT-VR for the UAD-2 platform. He talks you around the GUI and plays some of the presets. The teams at Universal Audio and Brainwork have done a great job at recreating this classic amp. It is great to see more and more amp models coming in UAD-2 format and great to see some bass amps as well.
Paul Drew takes the new iLok licensed version of the Scuffham S-Gear guitar amp simulation pug-in. Since w last looked at it they have added the A Wayfarer Amp, a Custom '57 Amp and a precision tuner. Check out this review and see how Paul got on with this plug-in from Michael Scuffham.
In this video James takes a look and a listen to the new Marshall amp emulation from Softube. The Plexi Super Lead 1959 is an amazing recreation of the classic rock and roll guitar amp. James takes you around the UI and gets down and dirty with this fantastic sounding plug-in.
Russ takes a look at the Sound Machine Wood Works Plug in For UAD Platform. Can it really take an acoustic guitar recorded using the piezo pick-up and make it sound like it has been mic'd up? Russ shows it in action on several sources, so see and hear the results for yourself.
In this video James takes a look at the new Friedman amps for the UAD-2 platform by Brainworx and Universal Audio. "LETS ROCK" and get some serious heavy tones going.
Dan Cooper takes this acoustic guitar VI for a spin and likes what he finds. Watch and see in this show & tell review how he is able to use the key features of this AcousticSamples VI. If you would like to buy a copy of Sunbird then Digistormers are offering it a a special price. http://www.digistormers.com/store/p143/Acoustic_Guitar_Vsti_%28RTAS%2C_AAX%29.html
In this video James looks at the Line 6 Amplifi 150 to find out that it is much more than just a guitar amp.
Russ takes the new Positive Grid BAIS Desktop amp modelling plug-in for a spin.
Positive Grid claim that BIAS Desktop is not only a great amp modelling plug-in for guitarists, but with the added options to tweak to your heart's content, grab new sounds free from the community Tone Cloud and also model your own sounds right from within the plug-in.
Does it live up to all the claims, Russ takes it for a spin in this extended review. Find out what he thinks.
Example audio to accompany Julian's review of the Blackstar ID:Core 10 amplifier.
In this video James shows how using just one plug, Toontrack EZMix 2, can turn a track from dull and lifeless to fat and energetic. He shows the EZMix2 in action and the Classic Amp Pack on guitars, bass and drums and then finally on the entire mix.
In this video James takes a look at the new GAV19T guitar amp plugin. He shows you around the amp and shows how real this thing sounds.
In this review James takes a look at the AT-200 guitar by Peavey and Antares.
Russ grabs his guitar and decides to see how good the new UAD Engl E765 & E646 Amps are. See what he thinks in this full show and tell.
Russ takes a look at the Ample Guitar T Acoustic Guitar virtual instrument in this extended video review. Check out what he thinks playing a guitar VI when he owns the real guitar!
Russ takes a look at some of his favourite amp emulations, but now on the UAD platform. What does he think? Find out. http://www.pro-tools-expert.com
Russ takes a look at the Scuffham Amps S Gear Amp emulation. See what he thinks, find out more at http://www.pro-tools-expert.com
Neil takes a look at the Toontrack EZ Mix 2 expansion pack "Amps"which contains a wide choice of "Mix Ready" Guitar and Bass Amp sounds with additional treatments such as EQ, Compression, Reverb and other effects. Just DI a Guitar or Bass and you are ready to go!