Learn how to get perfect guitar tones in the studio during this 10-hour class on tracking guitars. In this course, Steve Evetts (Saves The Day, Suicide Silence) and special guest Ben Weinman (Dillinger Escape Plan) dive deep on everything you need to know about creating and capturing perfect guitar tones.
Getting great guitar tones is all about the details. Steve and Ben cover how to select the right guitar, strings and picks, how to choose the right head and cabinet combo, and how to get a great tone. From there, they go through the process of selecting and placing mics. Finally, they show you how to track guitars the professional way (no cutting corners— ever!) and edit the tracks so you’ve got everything you need for a flawless mix.
Steve Evetts is a producer, engineer and mixer who has worked with some of the most defining bands in this generation of punk, hardcore, metal, and alternative. His credits include Dillinger Escape Plan, Suicide Silence, Lifetime, Saves The Day, Hatebreed,
Ben Weinman is the guitarist of The Dillinger Escape Plan and brains behind Party Smasher, Inc. Ben was named one of SPIN Magazine's 100 Greatest Guitarists of all time and one of the 20 Most Influential Metal Guitarists Of The Modern Era by VH1 and one of Guitar World Magazine's 50 fastest guitar players of all time. He was also recently named one of Guitar World's Top 25 Cult Guitarists, one of the top modern Metal Guitar players by metalsucks.com, and was named one Alternative Press Magazine's Favorite Guitar Slingers.
Some really great stuff in here that helped me better understand how to coax out the nuances in mic placement, amp and cabinet selection and performance. Tips and tricks are sprinkled throughout the course that deal with guitar technique, recording, performance, etc. and are nice to make note of. Towards the end it gets a bit focused on Pro Tools functions, which is not useful to me as a non-Pro Tools user, but you can take some concepts and apply them in other circumstances.
Good basic knowledge, which delves into more detailed stuff later on in the course.