Killer Clean Guitar Tones with UAD
Learn How to Get Killer Clean Guitar Tones with Vulfpeck's Cory Wong
In this UA Tones & Techniques video, Vulfpeck guitarist Cory Wong shows you how he records his ultra-funky clean electric guitar tones using UAD plug‑ins.
First, Wong details his favorite guitar compressor — the decidedly uncommon API 2500 Bus Compressor — and why he prefers it over other compressors. Then, using the SSL 4000 E Channel Strip plug-in, Wong and host, UA's Ben Lindell sculpt the EQ as Wong plays his signature 16th-note riffs.
Then, Wong shows how he uses some of his favorite UAD plug-ins, including Ocean Way Studios to add a touch of dimension and subliminal space, as well as the Ampeg SVT VR Bass Amp plug-in to add weight and thrust to single note lines.
Wong also details how he uses the Marshall Plexi Classic plug-in very subtly to add "real" amp tone to his DI signal, as well as the TS Overdrive to add texture to a clean sound. Finally, Wong shows you how the Oxide Tape Recorder plug-in at the end of the chain is the perfect cherry on top, adding a touch of warm color to a spanky clean guitar tone.
Learn How to Mic Acoustic Guitars with Jacquire King
In this exhaustive UAD Tones & Techniques video, Grammy-winning producer Jacquire King (Tom Waits, Kings of Leon) shows you how he records acoustic guitars.
Mumford & Sons on the Road with UAD-2 Live Rack
Mumford & Sons FOH engineer Chris Pollard details how he uses UAD-2 Live Rack and UAD plug-ins to shape the chart-topping group's string of sold-out shows.
Here, producer Marco Polo (Masta Ace, Scarface, Talib Kweli, Pharoahe Monch) offers tips on how to use Apollo interfaces and UAD plug-ins to move beyond samples and spur your own creativity.