The acoustic guitar is such an amazing sounding instrument, both for playing stand-alone and for adding an extra dimension to tracks in production. So even if you’re a hardcore shredder, knowing how to get the most out of an acoustic guitar is essential.
In this lesson I share with you 5 of my most essential techniques for playing acoustic guitar.
In this video series I provide you with an exclusive behind-the-scenes breakdown of the entire mix process for a real-world track by my band McRocklin and Hutch.
Let me walk you through every aspect of the track’s production, providing insights into our writing process and mixing approach – from individual drum sounds and plugin choices, crazy multi-layered guitar solo construction, right through to very final mastering stage.
Welcome to a brand new series where I’m going to pass on all of the studio tips and techniques I’ve developed over the years. Everything from dialling in the perfect guitar tones to which compressor to use on your mastering bus.
Before I became a full time music producer and mastering engineer I used to find all of the little decisions you need to make throughout the recording process really overwhelming – which really sucked the creativity out of the recording process for me.
This is a continuing series which I’ll be adding to every week. Follow along for insights and don’t forget to join the members chat to let me know what else you’d like me to cover!
In this lesson I’m going to take my McRocklin & Hutch track “Distorted Dreams” and show you exactly how I produce a guitar solo for a real life track. I’m using Ableton Live, but the principles are the same for ProTools, Cubase and other DAW software.
I’ll walk you through the entire solo piece by piece from the original recording session and break down all of the production techniques and effects used.