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Recording and Mixing Electric Guitars

The electric guitar is the most successful and widely adopted instrument in modern popular music. When it comes to studio recording, the very things that make the electric guitar so versatile are also some of the aspects that make it a challenging instrument to record.
Studio

Recording & Mixing Bass Guitar

Bass is the backbone of your music, and in many cases the whole metaphorical house would collapse without it. Your bass should work with the rest of the band to provide a punchy and tight solid backbone to your music. In this article, we’ll get you up with bass tips for recording & mixing.
Microphones

3 Alternative Guitar Mics to the SM57

The Shure SM57 is quite possibly the most popular and widely used microphone to record electric guitars. But there are other microphones that you should consider when choosing a guitar mic. Here are three of them.
Brad Paisley's Cabs
Live

"Make it a Combo" – Guitar Cabinet Mics

What kind of sound are you going for on stage? Clean, dirty, wet, muddy, or dry?  (No, I’m not talking about doing laundry.) You name it, we’ve heard so many different descriptions of the sounds we want to capture out of guitar cabinet speakers. Take Shure Artist Jonny Lang for instance. Killer guitar tone?  ABSOLUTELY! […]
Live

The Guitar Center Sessions: Fitz and the Tantrums

On June 15th of this year, the indie-pop group Fitz and the Tantrums stopped by Guitar Center Hollywood to give us a taste of their new album “More Than Just A Dream” which dropped May 7th. It’s the second full-length album for the group following their 2010 release “Pickin’ Up the Pieces” which hit the […]
Webinars

December Webinar: Wireless for Guitar Players

If you missed it last August, you’re in luck. Our guitar wireless webinar is back for two December dates. Wireless for Guitar Players In this one-hour webinar, Dave Mendez from Shure Systems Support (who is also an accomplished guitarist) will cover: Wireless system and signal path basics Factors in selecting a system, including frequency range, […]
Colbie Caillat
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The Guitar Center Sessions: Colbie Caillat

It seems crazy to think it’s already been 6 years since we first heard the name Colbie Caillat. The pop singer-songwriter broke out in 2007 with her debut album “Coco” which featured hit singles “Bubbly” and “Realize.” She followed that with her sophomore album titled “Breakthrough” featuring the popular track “Fallin’ For You” and most […]
Dr. Dog
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The Guitar Center Podcasts: Dr. Dog

Pennsylvania rock band Dr. Dog aren’t new to the music scene, releasing their 8th studio album B-Room this coming October. Since 1999 they’ve been creating unique sounds reminiscent of 60’s surf rock. Nic Harcourt of KCRW caught up with them for the Guitar Center podcast to talk about their album Be The Void and the […]
Guitar Center's Singer Songwriter Contest
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Guitar Center’s Singer Songwriter Contest

Shure is a proud sponsor of Guitar Center’s Singer Songwriter Contest. Could you be the next great American songwriter? Your entry could win you the following prize package: 4-song EP with producer Don Was New gear from Shure and others $25,000 cash Worldwide music distribution from TuneCore Recording time at the Converse Rubber Tracks Studio […]
Webinars

August Webinar: Wireless for Guitar Players

Since everybody’s setup is a little different, it’s up to each guitarist to figure out which wireless rig will best suit his or her needs. (No pressure or anything.) Enter our August webinar… Wireless for Guitar Players Whether you’re going wireless for the first time or considering a switch in wireless rigs, it’s important to […]