TOTAL
HEAVY GUITAR

With 

Glenn Fricker

THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO PRODUCING & RECORDING
SKULL-CRUSHING GUITAR TONES

TOTAL
HEAVY GUITAR

With 

Glenn Fricker

THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO PRODUCING & RECORDING
SKULL-CRUSHING GUITAR TONES

dial in lead tones

MEET YOUR MENTOR:

Glenn Fricker

Glenn Fricker is one of YouTube’s most followed Audio Engineers. His recording and mixing tutorials have been watched millions of times. He has been professionally recording since 1997 and, in 2004 won “Album of The Year” in Unrestrained Magazine. Over the last 20 years, Glenn has worked with artists such as Queensryche, Despised Icon, Woods of Ypres and many more, with genres ranging from Death Metal to Pop Punk.

Currently residing in his second self built studio, Glenn places an emphasis on human performance and live drums. He often rejects modern recording crutches like pitch correction, over mastering and time alignment; garnering him a worldwide following of over 350,000 fans.

Glenn fricker Portrait
Glenn fricker Portrait

Glenn Fricker

Glenn Fricker is one of YouTube’s most followed Audio Engineers. His recording and mixing tutorials have been watched millions of times. He has been professionally recording since 1997 and, in 2004 won “Album of The Year” in Unrestrained Magazine. Over the last 20 years, Glenn has worked with artists such as Queensryche, Despised Icon, Woods of Ypres and many more, with genres ranging from Death Metal to Pop Punk.

Currently residing in his second self built studio, Glenn places an emphasis on human performance and live drums. He often rejects modern recording crutches like pitch correction, over mastering and time alignment; garnering him a worldwide following of over 350,000 fans.

MASTER HEAVY GUITAR RECORDING
ONCE AND FOR ALL

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

The perfect mic for YOUR guitar tone

If you surf audio forums, you’ll find a million different opinions on which mics to use to achieve killer guitar tones. So what is it? Should you use a 57? Maybe a 421, or a Royer? And if so, what’s the best way to place your mic?

The answer is: It all depends on the sound your after!

I’ll show you a simple step-by-step process to shoot out the mics you already own and find the perfect fit, which compliments your unique tone and playstyle.

 

The Perfect Mic for guitar recording
record Largest guitar Tone

Capture The Biggest Guitar Sounds
Humanly Possible

When it comes to recording heavy guitar, microphone placement matters: A LOT! Even moving the mic a few millimeters can change your sound drastically!

Learn how various mic positions impact your tone, understand when to record on- and off-axis,  use the Fredman technique, and discover how to multi-mic your cab to create a massive mix.

Recording Discipline:
6 Secrets To Pro Guitar Recordings

Playing live and recording are two completely different beasts.

In this module, I’ll teach you six ways to tweak your guitar,  to achieve pro-level recordings – without having to spend a dime!

All About Amps & Cabs

Dialing in a great amp tone is an art in itself. In this module, you’ll discover the difference between 4 popular amps and understand how to dial in your gain and EQ section for maximum impact, while maintaining clarity and definition.

But we don’t stop there: I’ll also show you how to blend multiple amps and cabinets, to create a unique tone and build a massive wall of sound!

Crushing Leadtones That Blend
Perfectly With Your Rhythms

Creating a lead sound which stands out from the rhythms, while still blending well with the mix can present a challenge. There are multiple ways to achieve this, from switching amps, pickups, mics, adding effects and lot more.

Learn how to use ALL of these techniques, so you can come up with your own unique lead tone that has people begging for more.

dial in lead tones
Master Effects Pedals

Master Effect Pedals

If you’re a guitar nerd like me, you’ve probably spent days and weeks refining your sound with effect pedals. But the question is: Where in your chain does each pedal sound best? Should you put it before the amp, or in the effects loop?

We’ll go over 5 popular effects (chorus, delay, overdrive etc.) and show you exacly where to place them to optimize your tone.

Take Your Tracks Into Pro Territory:
Mixing & Editing

By using the recording techniques we’ve covered in the earlier modules, you will already have amazing tracks to work with. However, there are a couple of neat tricks you can apply during mixing, which will take your sound even one step further.

Learn how to edit, blend multiple takes and use EQ & Compression and take your tracks into professional territory.

mixing heavy guitars
reamping heavy guitars

Kiss Sub-par Guitar Recordings Goodbye

We’ve all been there: we’ve spent hours dialing in the perfect tone and recording a stellar performance. But when it comes to mixing, we notice we’re f*****

Maybe the mic dropped out, or the gain wasn’t set correctly – either way our recordings are completely unusable!

That’s where reamping can save your ass: Learn how to reamp any guitar track and dial in the perfect tone in post, so you end up with pro-grade guitar sounds no matter what happened during the session.

Stop With The Noise! 

Do you have a cranky neighbour threatening to call the cops if you don’t ‘stop the noise’? Or simply a significant other who you dont want to disturb during her beauty sleep?

Well…you dont have to let that stop you from making amazing records!

In the ‘Silent Recording’ module, I’ll show you two ways to achieve killer guitar recordings without risking jail time. 😉

silent guitar recording
multitracks

ALL Multitracks Included 

I’ve included ALL multitracks and recordings for each module, so you can study the recordings, listen to A/B examples and form your own opinion.

COURSE LAYOUT

Part 1 – Welcome to Total Heavy Guitar

Part 2 – Mic And Speaker Selection

Part 3 – Mic Position And Dialing An Amp

Part 4 – Dialing In A Lead Tone

Part 5 – Pedals And Overdrive

Part 6 – Multiple Mics

Part 7 – Gain Staging On The Board

Part 8 – Fredman Technique And Quad Tracking

Part 9 – Pick Strength

Part 10 – Preamp Shootout

Part 11 – Reamping And Blending Cabs

Part 12 – Amp Head Shootout

Part 13 – New Vs Old Strings

Part 14 – Improving Your Sound

Part 15 – Tracking, Editing, And Mixing

Part 16 – Hybrid Systems And Silent Recording

Part 17 – Bass Traps, Tuning Stability, Bridges, And Truss Rods

Part 18 – Get Out There and Make Some Metal

ACHIEVE THE SKULL-CRUSHING GUITAR TONES YOU’VE BEEN AFTER

What Students Are Saying:

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WHAT IF THIS COURSE DOESN’T WORK FOR ME?

When trying something new, there’s always risk involved. But the bigger risk is often NOT doing anything at all!
Even the best musicians and engineers in the audio industry keep learning on a daily basis – it’s THAT important!

And in the end, all you really care about is your music, right?

So I ask you: What is the bigger risk? Not taking this course and having your guitar tones and recordings stagnate over the next few months, or spending a few bucks to learn new concepts that could change your music forever?

However, I want to make 100% sure that you can only gain from this purchase. So I’m including a 30 Day Money Back Guarantee for you! You can take this full course right now, and if it doesn’t help you take your recordings to the next level you’ll get a full refund, no harm done. You can even keep the files.

So don’t hesitate: Pick up this course today and achieve the crushing guitar tones you’ve been looking for!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

This course is avalable both for streaming as well as for download. The choice is yours!

If you have any issues at all please contact us to support@promixacademy.com and we’ll get you taken care of right away!

Absolutely. We’ve included all multitracks for you to study and A/B!

No, this course is especially designed to teach you the skills necessary to achieve great tones with the equipment you already own. However, an

interface, a guitar amp, a cab, a micstand, as well as a DI -and a reamp box are recommended.

This course is going to teach you the recording skills required to come up with YOUR OWN unique tones – instead having to buy a ton of expensive gear to copy somebody else.

HAVE A QUESTION?

Feel free to email us with any questions.