#2
Probably to isolate the sound of their instrument.
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#3
The other tracks.
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#5
so that the guitar is recorded without the other tracks being picked up
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#6
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The other tracks.


+1

When multi-tracking you don't want to have bleed from the other tracks (each track needs to be its own entity)... thus the headphones.

Even if I'm recording only one guitar line I still use headphones.... Give you a much better idea what's going down on tape.
#7
all of the above plus it might be a click track/metranome
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#8
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all of the above plus it might be a click track/metranome


Good point.
#9
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When multi-tracking you don't want to have bleed from the other tracks (each track needs to be its own entity)... thus the headphones.


I fail at recording and everything about it,

could you explain a little more

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so that the guitar is recorded without the other tracks being picked up

how do the head phones make the other tracks not be picked up?
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#10
What's playing in the headphones isn't picked up by the microphones and re-recorded, which it potentially would be if it were playing in speakers instead of headphones.