Acoustic Guitar Recording – Mixing Techniques
Learn the Mixing techniques used in our layered acoustic guitar recording of Jazz Guitarist Keith Ganz. Jason Richmond discusses how he used compression with the Vertigo VSC-2, EQ with the CharterOak PEQ-1, Reverb with the Bricasti M7, and Delay with the SoundToys EchoBoy digital delay plugin. SoundPure Studios discusses why and how specific techniques were used on the acoustic guitar tracks. If you are interested in learning more about the techniques in this performance call or email us today. We offer training classes if you would like to learn similar and/or more in depth techniques in a hands on environment. Call today 919.682.5552. or 888.528.9703.

31 comments for “Acoustic Guitar Recording – Mixing Techniques

  1. soundpurestudios
    October 27, 2014 at 4:57 am

    [big smile here] — glad you liked it, hope it helps you achieve your
    recording goals!!

  2. Evan Smitty
    October 27, 2014 at 4:42 am

    Dude I’m from Memphis and I flipped when I saw him! XD (Big Marc fan)

  3. soundpurestudios
    October 27, 2014 at 4:36 am

    @stexnookie We do too! Stay tuned for more videos and always feel free to
    contact us for any gear-related info!

  4. soundpurestudios
    October 27, 2014 at 4:12 am

    On the strumming we used a pair of Josephson c617set’s (gorgeous sounding
    omnis), and on the finger-style, we used a pair of Schoeps with cardiod
    caps. If you want to chat about the different mics, we’d love to talk shop
    with you and help you identify the best option for your situation.

  5. soundpurestudios
    October 27, 2014 at 4:12 am

    @imjealous We are using Collings guitars accross the board in this
    production, there are actually several models used. If you watch the video
    “guitar selection” linked to at the end of this production, we discuss all
    of the guitars that we used. If you’d like to speak to us about selecting
    the optimum instrument for your particular needs please don’t hesitate to
    shoot us an e-mail to acoustics@soundpureDOTcom

  6. soundpurestudios
    October 27, 2014 at 3:49 am

    This performance actually featured 5 different Collings guitars: Collings
    D2H G 18569 Acoustic Guitar Collings Baby 2H 18512 Acoustic Guitar Collings
    C10 Sunburst 18674 Acoustic Guitar Collings OM2H G SS 18780 Acoustic Guitar
    Collings OM2H 18684 Cutaway Acoustic Guitar There’s another video in this
    series that goes into more detail about how Jason approached the recording
    process that you should check out. It’s called “acoustic guitar recording –
    Keith Ganz Improvisation at SoundPure Studios”.

  7. soundpurestudios
    October 27, 2014 at 3:20 am

    This is easier to do if you are using delay on a parallel track instead of
    using delay as an insert. Create an aux send, and put your delay on the
    aux, and then you can pan the delayed signal independent of the original
    dry track. Let us know if you’ve got any other questions.

  8. soundpurestudios
    October 27, 2014 at 3:09 am

    @DjAccelerate Appreciated you saying so! We are here to help you in any way
    if you need it!

  9. Radek Vít
    October 27, 2014 at 3:08 am

    Comaring guitar with and without compression should be at the same
    listening level, like this of course the louder version will seem to sound

  10. guitaristoftime
    October 27, 2014 at 2:53 am

    hey! this was a really helpfull video. Iv been practicing recording and all
    the jazz for a while and i want to buy a really nice acoustic guitar that
    will sound great in my studio. I have 2000 dollars and below to spend right
    now so do you have any suggestions to get the best sound for the money?

  11. soundpurestudios
    October 27, 2014 at 2:37 am

    It would be best to get in touch with one of our acoustic guitar guys –
    they’ll be able to help you figure out exactly what type of acoustic guitar
    is going to be the best fit for your playing style and the sound you’d like
    to get from the instrument. send an email to sales (at) soundpure (dot)
    com, and we’ll make sure you get in touch with the right guy.

  12. Rafael Jovial
    October 27, 2014 at 2:37 am

    Beautiful studio work! What is the make and model of this guitar? Thank you!

  13. soundpurestudios
    October 27, 2014 at 2:13 am

    You’re more than welcome!! Thank you very much for your very kind words!

  14. imjealous
    October 27, 2014 at 2:03 am

    lovely sound! any idea what guitar (brand and model) this is? it sounds

  15. bodhimian
    October 27, 2014 at 1:41 am

    which microphones are used here?

  16. Kayshot
    October 27, 2014 at 1:14 am


  17. Miguel Pessanha
    October 27, 2014 at 12:45 am

    It works just fine. Thanks a lot but that won’t be necessary. I’ll keep
    following your channel. Once again many thanks for sharing all of these and

  18. SoundWavesSurfer
    October 27, 2014 at 12:45 am

    This Bricasti sounds so natural! Amazing stuff!

  19. Ken Whisler
    October 27, 2014 at 12:15 am

    What are you going to say to your bosses when you knock your coffee on the

  20. soundpurestudios
    October 27, 2014 at 12:11 am

    @SoundWavesSurfer Thanks, and happy new year!

  21. Stef Exelmans
    October 26, 2014 at 11:51 pm

    M7, I love it

  22. Miguel Pessanha
    October 26, 2014 at 11:23 pm

    Thank you very much for video, it was quite helpful, already subscribed!
    What settings did you use for the decay of the reverb? Did you use a fast
    or slow attack and release in the vertigo? Many thanks!

  23. soundpurestudios
    October 26, 2014 at 11:08 pm

    @stexnookie The M7 is probably the most used tool in our entire studio.
    Don’t think we could ever be without it now.

  24. soundpurestudios
    October 26, 2014 at 10:37 pm

    The reverb is a Bricasti, the program was Sunset Chamber, and the decay was
    2.2 seconds. The Vertigo VSC-2 was a “medium fast” attack, and a “medium
    slow” release. If you’d like to check out either of these units we’ll be
    happy to send them to you to demo!!

  25. James Topping
    October 26, 2014 at 10:30 pm

    Love the video! Really great lesson on the idea of visualizing space within
    the mix!

  26. Stef Exelmans
    October 26, 2014 at 10:19 pm

    @soundpurestudios Yes, it’s true. I’ve compared the M7 with a lexicon
    system, and still the M7 is my choice…

  27. Pier Noshi
    October 26, 2014 at 10:02 pm

    Tell me the name of the microphone please 🙂

  28. soundpurestudios
    October 26, 2014 at 9:32 pm

    short, and less athletic version.

  29. Dharmendra Chakrasali
    October 26, 2014 at 9:01 pm

    Acoustic Guitar Mixing Techniques.

  30. dronald777
    October 26, 2014 at 8:57 pm

    At 2:12 I see a Collings guitar.Played one at a guitar shop a few years
    ago.I wanted to take it home with me but couldn’t afford to pay the $2,700
    they were asking.Beautiful sounding guitars!

  31. SjurTV
    October 26, 2014 at 8:45 pm

    Do you guys use compressor before recording?

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