Watch Steve Albini demonstrate how to record acoustic guitar and vocals

recording on acoustic guitar can be a confusing experience. It sounds so great in space, then why does it sound so bad on playback? Well, help is at hand, and it’s from one of the finest engineers in alternative music.

Steve Albini, the man behind classic recordings by the likes of Nirvana, Pixies, The Breeders and more, and indeed guitarist/vocalist for seminal noise rock band Shellac, can explain it all. And he just shared a video master class on YouTube.

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