Getting Big, Wide Guitars


When dealing with rock mixes, one of the most important elements is getting your guitars to sound big, wide and full.

In the tracking stage, it is important that careful consideration is made for how you ultimately want your final mix to sound. This will give you the opportunity to make sure that you’ve properly recorded tracks that will allow you to achieve the mix you’re after.

So many people tend to rush through the tracking stage with the idea that sounds will be “fixed in the mix”; however, sometimes, things are better off tackled in the recording stage.

In this video, I’m going to discuss the importance of double tracking your guitars in the recording stage rather than trying to artificially recreate width in the mixing stage.

I’ll also show you some techniques I’ve seen many amateur mixers make and why these techniques don’t always work the way you might think they should.

Getting wide guitars truly isn’t something that can be fixed in the mix. It requires some forethought

– Mike


Looking for more mixing tips on how to get your guitars to sound polished?

Check out The Ultimate Mixing Blueprint: A free guide on how to use EQ and compression across a variety of instruments so that you can create great mixes quickly.