PNW: Exploring Guitar Sounds Highlights and Photos

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Over 70 PNW Chapter members attended Exploring Guitar Sounds at Rogue Island Studios February 28, 2012. Before guests arrived, guitar techs and guitarists had a chance to record in two different studios, one with electric guitar, one with acoustic guitar. Guests had a chance to explore both studios and talk one on one with the techs before the group came together for a panel discussion. PNW Chapter Governors Bill Gibson and Jonathan Plum moderated the evening. Mike Lull from Mike Lull Custom Guitars shared his tips for how guitarists can prepare for recording sessions and tips for caring for your instruments. Next, Glenn Lorbecki, Secretary/Treasurer of the Board of Trustees shared his recording of John Morton's acoustic guitar. Glenn says mike choice is key in achieving a rich sound.Glenn added his thoughts on how to balance a guitar recording into an existing mix. He stressed that paying attention to phase cancelation is essential. Morris Gattegno of Aviator Audio then discussed the importance of quality amps and amp maintenance. It can make all the difference in a good verses great sounding recording. John Goodmanson, esteemed engineer for artists such as Nada Surf and Brandi Carlisle then shared his recording of Eric Lashes’ electric guitar and shared his tips on achieving a quality recording with various electric sounds. This event was part of an ongoing PNW Chapter and Producers & Engineers Wing Series focused on bringing the PNW music community relevant professional development opportunities.

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