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Impulse Response vs. Real Cabinet Recording – Can you hear the difference?

Impulse responses are a great way to get an amazing guitar tone in seconds. IR packs are perfect for home recording, if you can’t get to loud because of your neighbors. But nowadays they are also used a lot in recording studios because they are easy to use. Never before did you have the possibility to have so many different sounds from hundreds of cabinets at your fingertips. But still, some people think that cabinet simulation with an impulse response lacks depth and certain dynamics. During the production of our new impulse response pack “Marsh 1960A” (based on the Marshall 1960A cab), I took the time to test different IR capturing techniques to get realistic sounding impulse response files.
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Written in: Recording TutorialTags: on August27, 2019

Recording Electric Guitar – The Best Way to Record a Guitar Amp with Microphones

Recording Electric Guitar can be a lot of fun, but if you are starting out it can be overwhelming, too. What microphones should I use? How do I place them? How much wood could a wood chuck cut if a wood chuck could chuck wood? These are probably the question you ask yourself right now. Don’t worry. In today’s #faTutorial, I’ll show you the relevant basics for your jump start to a magnificent guitar tone!
Written in: Recording Tutorial on April10, 2019

Recording Double Bass / Mixing & Phase Alignment for Upright Bass

Recording Acoustic Double Bass with Multi-Miking

In today’s #faTutorial, I’ll show you an exciting multi-miking technique for acoustic double bass! Acoustic double bass recording techniques often involve the use of multiple microphones for several reasons:

There are many aspects to a large acoustical instrument. You have, for example, the sound of the picking of the player on the fret-board, the bass-rich, vibrant sound of the body and maybe some nice room ambience (depending on your recording studio, of course). Read full article now!

Written in: Phase Alignment,Recording Tutorial on March01, 2019

Comb Filtering & Phase Correction explained – How to FIGHT Phase Issues – #faTutorial [2]

Comb filtering make your mix less transparent, roomy and thin? In our todays #faTutorial we’re gonna talk about this issue that is often simply called ‘Phase Cancellation’ and furthermore how to fix it within small microphone arrays such as a guitar recording. Even today, there is still much confusion about the terms ‘being out of Phase’, ‘Phase Cancellation’ and ‘Comb filtering’. Many technicians apply common sense, but often they are unsure how to deal with it. Let‘s start with a more fundamental question: What is phase?

Phase Switch DOESN’T solve phase problems! faTutorial [1]

The Phase switch is the standard way to counter Phase issues. But is it? Do you really know what you are doing to your mix when you use the Phase Switch in your DAW or your mixer? I bet you don’t! In this first episode of faTutorial we will cover the issues with the ‘so-called’ Phase Switch and do some experiments that will surprise you even if you are a professional. Have a look!