5 Things We've Learned Recording Guitars & Amps At Home – That Pedal Show

Published 22 May 2020

We discuss and demonstrate ways to get better recorded guitar tones at home, following our experience during Covid-19 social distancing.

Life too short for long YouTube videos? Please see the ‘Interesting bits and go-to sections’ information below.

Welcome to the show. Last week we discussed 5 Things We Wish We’d Known When We Started. This week we’re giving the same treatment to the main things we’ve discovered following our experiences of recording guitars at home. Where does technology sit; what does it do for us and what does it stop us doing? That seems to be the main topic of discussion. So let’s have at it…

Main gear used in this episode:

Dan's gear:
Guitar: 1965 Fender Telecaster, Nik Huber Krautster II

• Dinosaural Optical Compressor - no longer made

• Thorpy The Bunker
UK & Europe: https://bit.ly/3e99zah
Australia: https://bit.ly/2ZrRhgr

• AnalogMan KoT

• Kingsley Page

• Jam Ripply Fall
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2PoxKu0

• Chase Bliss Audio Tonal Recall
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2wonMwL
Australia: http://bit.ly/2oln0MC

• Audio Kitchen Big Chopper
• Grossmann FatBox Iso Cab

• Sontronics Delta 2
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2IWPbg4
• Shure SM57
UK & Europe: https://bit.ly/2ZtAHNm
USA: https://imp.i114863.net/QMVZP

Mick's gear:
Guitars: Gibson Memphis 1958 ES-335, Collings 360LT

• Thorpy Warthog
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2ELIE48
Australia: http://bit.ly/2GS31xb

• Analogman OD-9 with Bab Bob Boost (OD-9 side only)

• Jam Pedals Delay Llama Xtreme

• Mesa California Tweed
UK & Europe: https://bit.ly/36y2BJD
USA: https://imp.i114863.net/DvD9j

• Victory V140 The Super Duchess
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/34QcSPo

• Fender Blues Junior III - link to latest version
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2O80417
USA: https://imp.i114863.net/VMooA

Mic'd //really// quietly at home with:
• Sontronics Delta 2 on the Boog
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2IWPbg4

• Neumann TLM102 on the Victory and Blues Jr.
UK & Europe: https://bit.ly/39QWUGE
USA: https://imp.i114863.net/ZM00q
Main recording gear:
• Apple MacBook Pro laptops
USA: https://imp.i114863.net/0v00M

• Apple Logic DAW

• Universal Audio Luna DAW

• Universal Audio Apollo Twin & Apollo Twin X audio interfaces
UK & Europe: https://bit.ly/2UR6FjC
USA: https://imp.i114863.net/bMRR9

• UAD Plug Ins:
Neve 1073
Ocean Way Studios
Lexicon 480L
Teletronix LA-2A

Enjoy the episode!

Interesting bits and go-to sections…
Split-screen non-sadness: 0:00
What are we doing today? 4:13
1. An Iso Cab Has Been A Game Changer: 4:55
Discussion of Thing 1: 12:07
2. Quiet Amps Mic’d Are Better Than IRs (For Me Anyway): 16:40
Discussion of Thing 2: 31:01
3. Don’t Wait For A Bus, Add One To Your Tracks: 36:45
Discussion of Thing 3: 40:23
4. It’s Totally Okay To Use Plenty Of Pre & Post Effects: 45:28
Discussion of Thing 4: 57:49
5. Separate Tech From Playing & Practise From Performance: 1:01:50

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