Before You Press Record

Before You Press Record

Creating great songs starts with recording great tracks—and here’s how. By Joe AlbanoBefore you spend long hours in front of your DAW clicking ... Read More...
Capturing the Cab

Capturing the Cab

A studio’s-eye view of mic types, choices, and placement to get the very most out of your guitar amp By Eleanor Goldfield “It’s never ... Read More...
Bass Basics

Bass Basics

It’s the heart and soul of the rhythm section–track it right! By Eleanor GoldfieldThe bass is the mysterious glue that holds a song together, t... Read More...
Observations On Mixing

Observations On Mixing

Observations and strategies on mixing, from our longtime Readers’ Tracks curator By Marty Peters The art of mixing has been described ... Read More...
Miking The Horn Section

Miking The Horn Section

Mic choices, placement, and effects to make your horns sing By Michael SchulzeA horn section can give a unique emotional impact to an otherwi... Read More...
Spank the Plank

Spank the Plank

Common problems and solutions when recording electric guitar By Paul Stamler Most electric guitar recording articles start with mics a... Read More...