Guitarists and bassists are forever striving to capture their instrument's sound on recordings. This hands-on guide describes the techniques that accomplish this best. The book provides practical advice for creating a home studio space, choosing and using amps and microphones, processing and enhancing sound with effects, and special approaches for recording acoustic and electric bass and guitar, as well as double bass. It also includes interviews with top technicians, producers and musicians in which they teach their tricks of the trade. A 63-track companion CD demonstrates every important technique and sound, including: variation created by different amplifiers, microphones, positioning within the studio, EQ applications, and more. Features a full glossary that explains all the tech terms you'll need to know.