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Guerrilla Recording

with Beau Burchell

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About The Class

you don’t need a big budget and tons of gear to record a great sound.

Find out exactly what you need to get a great recording on a super tight budget in Guerrilla Recording with Beau Burchell.

Beau is a vocalist, guitarist, producer, and founding member of Saosin – his discography includes credits on songs from The Bronx, From First to Last, and The Bled. In Guerrilla Recording, Beau will show you how to walk into any recording situation and make the most of it.

Whether you are making do with with 1 mic, 3 mics, or a fully staffed studio – Beau will help you focus in on the details that will really make a difference on your track. You’ll learn best practices for recording vocals, guitars, drums, and bass on the cheap. Beau will also talk about workflow and how to listen to your track to make sure you captured the best sound.

You don’t need a big budget and high dollar equipment to get a quality recording. Learn the gear and techniques you need to get the sound you want.

Featuring a live studio tracking session with Beau and Seattle band Lo, There Do I See My Brother

Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Introduction and Overview

  2. 02

    FreePreview: Getting the Right Gear

    Beau lists the basics and offers tips on getting a full sound with minimal equipment.

  3. 03

    So What Do I Need?

  4. 04

    Single Mic Demonstration

  5. 05

    Drum Micing Techniques Part 1

  6. 06

    Drum Micing Techniques Part 2

  7. 07

    Preamps and Gain Staging - Drums

  8. 08

    Preamps and Gain Staging - Guitars

  9. 09

    Reamping Guitars

  10. 10

    Critique Session: Pig Snout

  11. 11

    Critique Session: Owl Parliament Part 1

  12. 12

    Critique Session: Owl Parliament Part 2

  13. 13


  14. 14

    Getting Drum Tones

  15. 15

    Recording Shells and Editing

  16. 16

    Recording Cymbals

  17. 17

    Tracking Bass

  18. 18

    Tracking Guitar

  19. 19

    Segment 19: Guitar Overdubs and Doubling

  20. 20

    Segment 20: Mixing Guitars

  21. 21

    Recording Keyboards

  22. 22

    Replacing Tom Samples

  23. 23

    Takeaways: Dos and Don'ts


Meet Your Expert

Beau Burchell

Beau Burchell is the guitarist and co-founder of the critically-acclaimed and influential post-hardcore band Saosin. As a producer, engineer and mixer, he’s worked with artists including The Bronx, From First To Last, Drop Dead Gorgeous and Taken. He lives in ... read more

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  • pdf Beau Burchell - Dos and Donts.pdf
  • pdf Beau Burchell - Gear List.pdf
  • pdf Beau Burchell - Guitar Reamping.pdf
  • pdf Beau Burchell - Room Prep and Prepro.pdf
  • pdf Beau Burchell - Song Structure LTDISMB.pdf
  • pdf Beau Burchell - Syllabus.pdf
  • pdf Beau Burchell - Pro Tools Video Drum - LARGE DOWNLOAD

80% of students recommend this class.
See what some of them have to say.

  • Creativelive Student

    October 2014

    A lot of great info here! Awesome getting to see Beau's workflow and hear his thoughts on the methods he uses. Would love to see him do a class on micing guitars, bass and show his methods in more detail/time. He gets some of the best raw tones in the game. Feel like this was more of a great overview and would like more time for details seeing as he is a very knowledgeable dude. Thanks Beau for the great class and for sharing this info with us.

  • Creativelive Student

    January 2015

    Love Beaus production so I thought I would like this, but this was pretty disappointing. A few good tricks but overall it was almost trying to cater for too large an audience with most the information on the more rudimental side of things, of which there is already so much information out there on these kind of things, for free.

  • Creativelive Student

    October 2014

    The guy who wrote the last review was pretty unfair. I thought the video had great info. Beau has always been really cool about answering questions and communicating with his fans since back when the Saosin forums started. No one forced that reviewer to pay for anything (it was streaming for free), and no one forced him to watch it. Lastly, calling Beau a "has been" is pretty uncalled for, especially coming from a never was. Thanks for the a great class Beau!

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