This guide is about recording music. This is a surprisingly complex topic, as “put a mic somewhere and start playing” just doesn’t cut it—at all.

We’ll talk about placement, different microphones, gain staging, and many more fundamentals of audio recording. It’s about recording only. Check out my other guides for the other parts in the process.

I’m a professional musician under the name Tiamo el Troubadour.

I’m far from perfect and have lots to learn. You’ll hear that. But that’s why I wrote this guide: to write down my lessons and obstacles as I recorded track after track. To help anybody else on this difficult—but hopefully rewarding—path!

Prerequisites: A microphone or digital instrument, and some DAW (recording software).
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