5 guitar amp recording techniques you need to try

Electric guitar, microphone and guitar amp
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For most guitarists, sticking a trusty SM57 in front of a speaker cabinet is the go-to for amp recording, but it’s fair to say confining yourself to just that method can leave your recordings feeling a little sterile. 

However, there are some really simple solutions to make your guitar recordings explode. Some of the very best ways to add excitement, dynamism and girth to your tone is to introduce an extra microphone or two – and not just in front of the speaker cone.

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Connor Godfrey

Connor is a contributor to Guitar World and MusicRadar. Having been a guitarist since the age of 10, he's played bass and guitar in bands across the South West of England. He has a background in audio engineering, having worked in some of the UK’s best studios including Rockfield and Invada, and has a passion for recording guitar. He is always keen to discover the greatest gear for capturing tone, be that microphones, audio interfaces or cab simulators.