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D8 Skills #18 & D9 | Unit E | Recording Band, Loft | Session #6

Today, the rhythm guitar player was 30 mins late, and since we got a good guitar recording last session (and the bassist needs to listen to the rhythm guitar to do his bass), we decided to record bass. After many recordings of the player making the occasional mistake, he decided that he wasn't going to be able to get a good recording today and that we should do lead guitar recording instead.

After setting up for recording the lead guitar, using an SM57 on-axis pointed toward the top left speaker in the amp (since this is the only one that works), we began recording. We got a perfect take incredibly quickly, and then we went back to do some overdubs that the guitarist wanted.

After this, we recorded the rhythm guitar. Because the rhythm guitar plays at a very consistent amplitude, except for between the verses and choruses (where it drastically changes in amplitude) we decided to record the quieter parts first, and then the very loud parts both at their optimum gain. This worked very well.

Here is a mixdown after what we'd done today. It has not been mixed:

Soul Pog | Mixdown

Equipment List:

  • Audix D6
  • DI Box
  • Shure SM57
  • Headphone Extension Cable
  • XLR Cables
  • Boom Stands