Welcome to Recording Week

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The advantages of doing everything in-the-box when you’re making music are well-documented, but at some point on your music production journey - perhaps even right at the start of it - it’s almost inevitable that you’ll want to capture sounds that are generated outside of your computer. This might be a vocal, guitar part, bassline, sample or drum kit, or maybe even a whole band.

At this point, you’ll be saying hello to the wonderful world of digital recording. It’s possible to get great results in your home studio, but equally, if you don’t know what you’re doing, you may end up with a recording that’s only good for your trash folder.

Fortunately, we’re pushing the big red button on MusicRadar’s Recording Week, which features a selection of tutorials and gear guides that will give you all the knowledge you require.

Here’s what we’ve committed to tape so far - keep checking back for new articles throughout the week...

Recording week articles

6 easy steps to making a great vocal recording

How to record an electric guitar amp

How to record and edit raw waves for multisampling

How to turn a vocal recording into MIDI in a DAW

10 things you need to know before you record your band

7 ways to make better bass recordings

How to simulate analogue recording and mixing chains in your DAW

The singer-songwriter's bedroom recording toolkit

10 things you should do before you go into a pro recording studio

20 quick and dirty recording tips

4 easy ways to record acoustic guitar

A step-by-step guide to recording drums

How to prep your drum kit for a recording session

Best USB audio interfaces 2018: our pick of the best audio interfaces for music production

7 steps to making better acoustic guitar recordings

10 ways to make better drum recordings

6 of the best guitar amp mics

Sponsored: 5 reasons why tracking through a Universal Audio Apollo X interface with real-time processing will change your music-making life

Recording Week is brought to you in association with Universal Audio.