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DIY Recording Tips: 7. Electric Guitar

Using Microphone Positioning to Fine-Tune Your Sound

In 1971, they didn't have today's electronic and computer gizmos, but ZZ Top's First Album was great then and still sounds great today. They did it without fancy toys -- the engineers knew how to position microphones to get the sound they were looking for. This episode will give you tips for using these techniques when recording our electric guitar.

It is easy to find information on the latest recording equipment and software to spend your money on, but more difficult to learn what experts in the field have struggled to discover. In this blog series, musician/audio engineer/composer Kraig Greff gives tips on how to make better recordings of your music, even if you don't have money to spend.

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Video by Tonal Vision. Frank Tybush, guest. Jacquie Greff, Producer/Videographer/Editor. Frank Tybush, Director/Videographer/Editor. Kim Shapiro, Editor Additional motion graphics by Daniela Sambataro Studio courtesy of Chris Huntington, Head-On Entertainment

Music composed & recorded by Kraig Greff. Dan Hones on electric bass. Chris Everett on acoustic guitar.