This post was originally published at ask.audio
Tracking guitars ‘direct’ without an amp is no longer a ‘niche’ technique, it’s the norm. While going direct hasn’t necessarily replaced miking an amp, direct guitars have settled into a wonderful companion position to most modern productions. Here’s my checklist of 5 tips I always think about when I start a project where we’ll be utilizing guitars ‘in the box’.
One of the first big ‘no-no’ moves is to discard the labels of ‘hi-Z’, ‘instrument’, ‘line’, and the like.
Author : Matt Vanacoro