Get Better Electric Guitar Recordings in Your Home Studio

Dear Home Studio Owner,

Ah, electric guitars.

There are few things better than a well-recorded electric guitar part.

There are few things worse than a really crappy electric guitar recording. :)

While guitarists are on a constant search for the “perfect tone,” we as recording guys need to be able to capture that tone well. And that’s easier said than done.

How do we get that big “wall of sound” electric guitar tone?

How do we make the electric tracks sound huge, warm, and full?

How do we choose what parts to play and how to mix them? 

We can figure that out together. :)

Who am I?

My name is Joe Gilder. I’m a musician and recording engineer, and I run the popular home recording website After many requests from many of my readers, I’m finally releasing a training course on recording electric guitar.

What is it?

Recording Electric Guitar is a 4-part training course. No, you don’t have to come meet me in Nashville, I’ll be delivering everything right to your computer.

If you’re interested, read on…

Here’s the structure of the course. If you join today, you'll have instant access to each of the four “modules” of content. These were originally delivered one week at a time as a part of a 4-week course. You can get everything right away. 

Part 1

The Keys to Recording Electric Guitar

For the first part of the course, I’ll share with you the keys to recording electric guitar. Whether you struggle with identifying the right tone for a song or simply how to decide on a good mic placement, we’ll cover it all.

Some topics we’ll discuss:

  • Tone - Is there such a thing as “too much tone”? How do we decide what’s right for the recording?  
  • Mic Choice - Should you use a dynamic or condenser mic? Ribbon?  
  • Mic Placement - Where the heck does the mic go? Is it always supposed to be right up next to the grill? Is there a better approach?  
  • Multiple Guitar Tracks - Is it acceptable to have more than one or two electric guitar tracks? Are there considerations you should take into account when recording LOTS of layers of guitars?      
  • Effects - To use the pedalboard effects or not? How to decide
  • The Process - My simple 3-step, repeatable, highly-effective process for recording electric guitar (This process virtually guarantees you won’t be surprised/unhappy with how the recordings sound.) 
  • The Challenge - I won’t let you off the hook with just learning the information. Here’s your chance to apply what you learned and get better. 

Part 2

In the Studio with Electric Guitar

For Part 2, I demonstrate the techniques we learned in Part 1. You’ll get to see and hear how I record electric guitar in my home studio.

I will walk you through the process.

I’ll show you how I dial in the tone for a particular song, and how I choose mics, placement, etc.

Part 2 is where the rubber meets the road. I could teach everything in Part 1 and call it a day, but you’ll get so much more out of this if you can see these techniques in action and hear the results.

You’ll walk away from this video with an arsenal of techniques that you can use in your NEXT electric guitar recording session.

Part 3

Mixing Electric Guitar

Electric guitar is a fickle beast.

It’s hard enough to dial in the right tone, THEN record that tone. But what about mixing? How do you make that fat, huge guitar sound “play nicely” with the rest of the instruments in the mix?

How do you make it sound full without sounding thin?

How do you keep the guitar from interfering with the bass?

How do you keep the guitar from drowning out the vocal?

These are all really valid (and really important) questions.

I’ll answer them for Part 3, where I show you how I would mix the tracks that we recorded during Part 2.

You’ll get to see how I record the tracks, and then you’ll see how I deal with them in the mix to make them super awesome.

Part 4

Member Critiques

During the live version of this class, I critiqued recordings done by the members during the class.

There’s something really valuable about listening to tracks recorded by people just like you, and hearing suggestions on how to improve.

A lot of people don’t realize how valuable a critique is…even if you’re listening to someone else’s recording.

Oftentimes I learn more through my mistakes (and the mistakes of others) than all the teaching in the world.

That’s why I couldn’t do a class on recording electric guitar without offering some sort of critique portion.

So…how much?

Recording Electric Guitar is packed with value and priced at just $47. You’re getting:

  • In-Depth Training – from a guy who has spent countless hours recording guitars 
  • High-Quality HD Videos – This will be high-value content – stuff you can use today. 
  • Recording Critiques – LOTS of value here, even if it’s not YOUR recordings that are being critiqued. 
  • Lifetime Access – You can watch these videos as many times as you want. You’ll never be locked out from the members area. Plus, if I ever add new content in the future, you’ll have access to that absolutely free.

Order Now for Only $47

1-Year 100% Money-Back Guarantee

You have ONE FULL YEAR try out this Recording Electric Guitar course. If your recordings don't dramatically improve, you have up to 365 days from today to request a full refund.

Pretty sweet, right? 

I want this to be a transformational thing for you. 

I don't want you to simply learn some new information and be "more informed." I want it to have a dramatic impact on the quality of your acoustic guitar recordings and mixes. That's why I'm using such a ridiculous guarantee.

Thanks for reading this far. I hope you'll consider joining.

Joe Gilder

Home Studio Corner

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this a live class? No. This WAS a live class. Now you can purchase the recorded videos from the class.

Are the videos streaming or downloads? Both. You can start streaming them right away or download them to your computer. Yours to keep forever. You can play them on your computer, iPad, iPhone, etc.

Will the class cover amp/effect modelers? Absolutely. I’ve recorded many an electric guitar track using some sort of amp modeler. I still own one. Most of the class will still be very applicable to you. While the mic placement information might not directly apply to you, the more you know about recording guitar amps, the better prepared you will be to get great tones with your amp modeler software/hardware.