December 2, 2016

Guitar Production: Detailed Tutorial

Guitar production and mixing are two essential phases of all rock, pop, and now EDM music. Understanding which EQ or compressor to grab will make a world of difference. Let’s dive into the wonderful world of API, Neve, Pultec and more! Guitar production and mixing are arts. Guitars, of all shapes and sizes, occupy a frequency range which is most sensitive to the human ear. For decades Rock n’ Roll music dominated the airwaves, and people loved the way guitars sounded, especially in the mix. In fact, those of us, like myself, who grew up on classic rock music learned to play the guitar at a young age. Now that I am in my 30’s and am a full-time professional mixing engineer, I often ask myself, “Was I drawn to play guitar in bands because the music I listened to put added emphasis on the guitar layers in the mix subconsciously?” Guitars, in rock music, are often as important as […]