Tips For Recording Electric Guitar

There are lots of different ways to record electric guitar.  The sort of default way in the past was to plug the guitar into your amp, stick a Shure SM57 mic in front of it (the amp), plug the mic into your recorder and shred (or strum, or whatever).  You can also alter tone by changing what part of the cone you point the mic toward, or changing the distance.  If you were really adventurous you might also add a large diaphragm condenser mic for added flexibility and tone in the mix.

Of course in the recent past it has been possible to dispense with the amp altogether. You can get DI (direct inject) boxes and amp modeling software now as well.

Here is an article that gives you some tips and no-nos for recording electric guitar:

http://www.audio-issues.com/recording-tips/electric-guitar-recording/

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