Keith Everette Smith

Producer, Songwriter, Multi-Instrumentalist, Music Director

Family Force 5



I’ve become a big fan of these guys. Family Force 5 is really unique, blending tons of influences. Their stuff has energy!!!! It’s so entertaining. In the spirit of producing great records, take a look at this article on how they produced their record. There’s a major focus on how they tracked guitars. Hopefully you’ll get a picture into how they made the record. (Pay attention to the comment about using small amps for big sounds… even a cigarette mini amp!)

Happy guitar tracking!

http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/interviews/interviews/family_force_5_exception_to_the_rules.html

Tips for tracking guitars…. using microphones and don’t forget to use strings!! ;)
(on a serious note, I love SM57’s blended with a Royer 121 or an ADK S7 through API 512 pres into a distressor or LA-3A limiters! Peace out!)