How to Record Acoustic Guitar

by Alex Fenton (Studio Manager, Swanfield Studios) Welcome to the first in a series of articles on recording techniques, bringing you studio tips straight to your own recordings. First up: acoustic guitar;  most musicians have picked one of these up at some point and have seen countless renditions at open […] Read more »

Product Pick of the Week: sE Electronics GM10 Guitar Condenser Microphone

It’s an age old argument: technical perfection versus emotion. In the studio, however, the sound needs to be consistent. This mic bridges the gap between ‘getting involved’ and maintaining a consistent tone. For all you guitar-rocking movers and shakers out there, this bit of gear was MADE for you; with […] Read more »

Pushing the Analog

by Phil Graham The life-cycle of a piece of music can often be split into 4 stages: writing, recording, mixing and finally mastering. Mastering is the step of the music production process that is typically handled by a separate person and considered to be something that it is worth paying […] Read more »

Studio Monitors

What makes a good studio monitor? A good monitor does not artificially exaggerate frequencies. Where Hi-Fi speakers will make your music sound good, which is usually down to the boost in lows & highs and a cut in mid frequencies, sometimes known as the “Disco Smile” due to the big […] Read more »

Studio Monitoring Overview

We are often amazed at the lack of due care and attention given to monitoring. Many a time we have visited studios with grands worth of guitars, mics and outboard equipment only to find the owners complaining that their tracks don’t sound very good when played on other people’s stereos. […] Read more »