Discover all the recording and mixing techniques you need to record high quality ambient guitar music from home.
Hi I’m Antoine Michaud - ambient guitar artist on Youtube, touring musician for Canadian progressive rock band Mystery, and founder of Ambient Guitar Academy.
If any of those statements resonate with you, you probably are!
If you want your music to sound good when you share it with others, we all know that the microphones from our phones or cameras are of poor quality to capture music. You can't use that if you want your music to sound great.
1 - Most posts are sponsored, whether it's on blogs, Youtube videos or websites. The companies want you to buy their gear, the audio teachers want you to purchase equipment through their affiliate links and so on. The more you search for what to buy on forums and websites, the more confused you get by the recommandations and all the options.
2 - There is a thousand ways to approach recording music. All of them are valid in their own way. But the more you consume content, the more you are exposed to contrasting methods.
'''Analog summing is the way to get the best recording sound!''
''Digital is better than analog these days!''
''Stock plugins are good!''
''Stock plugins are crap!''
3 - People overcomplicate recording & mixing. There are just a few things you have to master if you want great recordings and mixes. Most audio teachers who got degrees are so excited to talk about all those fancy techniques, but this is not what we need to record our ambient songs.
What's the point of learning more advanced techniques? We just want to simply record a track!
4 - No one talks about recording for ambient guitar. They will show you how to record drums, and vocals, but again, this is not what you're looking for! What about, specifically for ambient?
This course is a comprehensive beginner's guide to quickly get the basics of recording & mixing ambient guitar songs.
My course guarantee is very simple:
I teach using Cubase in this course, but you can use whatever software you already have. All the basic functions and stock plugins used are also included in any other recording software.
Absolutely! This course is made for beginners who have never recorded before. If you don't even have a recording software, audio interface or microphones, I talk about them in the first module, and you can plan your purchases off of my real unsponsored recommandations.
I have many great videos in this course on essential principles to improve your sound (microphone placement, gain staging, optimal amp volumes, stereo balance tips, techniques to minimize noise, small EQ moves), so even if the content of this course remains for beginners, you can still learn a ton of useful tips on how to get a great ambient guitar recording sound!
No. I show MY method of recording ambient guitar songs on Youtube, which is through recording real amps and pedals. I only talk very briefly about using amp simulation.