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17-Oct-2017

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Velcome to ze "Tips 'n' Tricks" bit - Here's a variety of tips from all areas of studio, midi & live work. The emphasis here is not just about tricks to get sounds, but also ideas to save money or time.

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204 - guitars & electronics        

From: satan
Email: fake@leavemealone.com
Date: 08-Mar-01


If you're trying to incorporate home-recorded guitars into your electronic music (like I am) listen up: it's obviously really hard to get that studio-perfect guitar sound when home recording, so rather than driving yourself nuts trying to get perfect sounding guitars to go with your perfect sounding synths/drum machines, try using the grittier (shittier) sounding guitars in contrast to the precision of the electronic parts. If done correctly, it sounds pretty cool to have a cruddy sounding guitar part layered against very polished sounding synths. Or just distort the synth and drum parts more to match the lo-fi guitars. Listen to Atari Teenage Riot if you have any doubts! Also, if you insist on a more polished guitar sound, keep the sound thinner than normal. The electronic parts usually cover quite a few frequencies by themselves, so a big, crushing guitar sound will usually sound out of place in the mix, and bury some of the electronic stuff. Listen to "Voodoo People" by the Prodigy for a good example of thin, yet effective distorted guitar added to a techno song. The other obvious solution is to sample guitar parts from other albums - that way the good guitar sound is already taken care of! Good luck!


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