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How To Record Guitar Like a Pro (Factory Underground Tech Quick Tip)

Factory Underground Tech Instructor Tom Stewart gives viewers a step by guide to upcoming producers, engineers, and guitarists on how to best record electric guitar, with practical tips from his professional experience.

Equipment: Shure SM 57...

Beyerdynamic M160...

Supro Amp...

Fender Mustang... P90 Pickups...

Ibanez Artcore...

API Preamps...

Video Chapters:

00:00 Introduction to How to Record Guitar Like a Pro

00:08 What the Video Will Cover

00:15 Step 1 - Setting Up Amp and Finding Your Tone

00:37 Step 2 - Microphone Choice and Starting Placement

01:15 Step 3 - Adjust Preamp

01:38 Step 4 - Check Microphones for any Phase Issues

02:20 Step 5 - Adjust Microphones If Needed

02:32 Step 6 - Group Microphones in Your DAW for Comping and Editing

02:57 Step 7 - Track Guitar

03:13 Step 8 - Double Guitar Parts by Recording with Different Amps and Guitars

03:45 Step 9 - Double Guitar Parts

04:00 Step 10 - Comp Guitar Parts and Pan Them Accordingly

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This video is created, and made available, Factory Underground Tech, a nationally accredited secondary school of higher learning that offers degree programs in music recording, film and music production, and audio engineering. We are located in downtown Norwalk, CT.

FU Tech offers additional courses and electives in Apple Logic Pro X, Avid Pro Tools, Avid Premiere (video editing and music for film), voiceover production, ADR using Source Connect, beat making, vocal production, advanced vocal editing including tuning, layering, etc, songwriting, recording for bands, instrumental performers, and soloists, instrument performance and technology, and music business for beginners.

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