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Your Cubase® Studio by Steve Pacey

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Using a Microphone on a Guitar/Bass Amp

If you’re recording heavy metal, rock, or blues (where the sound of the amplifier is a key sonic ingredient), you’ll most likely want to record using a microphone on the guitar or bass amplifier. This setup is very similar to recording acoustic guitar except here the focus is on the amplifier, not on the guitar. Even though the amplifier is the output, as with acoustics, the guitar itself is the primary ingredient in a great recording. Guitar brands and types are not created equal. Even guitars of the same type vary depending on the year they were created and the way they have been maintained. Setup and string type also play a role. Guitar players who are serious about their craft spend a lot of time testing ...

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