In the Studio with Michael Wagener Pt.3 - Electric Guitar

Recording Electric Guitar

After having detailed how he records drums, Michael Wagener tackled guitars in this episode.

After having detailed how he records drums, Michael Wagener tackles guitars in this episode.

Once again, he prefers ribbon microphones, which he says, necessitate specific placement: the microphones are inclined in a certain way to better manage sound pressure and are oriented toward the center of the speakers to capture high frequencies better.

Michael also tells us how he uses opposite phasing to ensure the correct positioning of microphones, and comments on his Chandler preamp settings, and his use of a Crane Song Hedd to get a bigger sound.

And to get some nice guitar feedback, what would one do? Just ask the guitarist to climb onto a chair and play with the headstock of his guitar touching the Control Room Monitor ... with all the risks this entails for the speakers, as you will see.

Basically, yet another bunch of interesting things to discover ...