Andrew Wade is a recording engineer and producer who has worked with A Day To Remember, Motionless In White, The Ghost Inside, Neck Deep among many others. He’s also established himself as one of the top audio educators: he’s done two CreativeLive courses and holds the honor of being the only person to appear on Nail The Mix three times!
He joins the podcast today to talk about his new URM course, Ultimate Guitar Production. Years in the making, this is the most comprehensive and detailed course ever made about guitars, covering every single variable that goes into guitar tone: setup, gear selection, tracking techniques, recording tricks, editing, reamping, mixing, and of course, working with the player to get the best possible performances that he or she is capable of.
To find out more and get a sneak preview of several chunks of the course, go to Ultimate Guitar Production
ON THIS EPISODE, YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT:
2:07 – Andrew’s CreativeLive class and being in the infancy of online education
5:22 – When you don’t know what to listen for, you don’t know what you’re missing
9:59 – The approach taken for the in-depth tests in the course and how you can analyze the information to use in your own work
13:07 – What’s included in UGP
15:33 – Setting up guitars
22:41 – Which DI box to purchase
33:20 – Common problems tracking in tune guitars and how to solve them
37:48 – The relevance of amp simulators and IRs. Why you should know them even if you prefer real amps.
43:37 – How to listen and what to listen for in different audio sources in order to find out why you like something or why you don’t
46:24 – Why you should be able to dial tones in multiple genres
50:16 – People not wanting information in order to come up with their own sound and why that isn’t a great approach
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