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Chris Evans
post Feb 6 2008, 03:57 PM
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Hi David,

your backing tracks are brilliantly finished, they are crystal clear.

wanted to ask you about the rythmn guitar parts that you record for them especially overdriven guitar tones, its an area that I really struggle to record well with and wondered if you had any tips, mine tend to get a little muddy and "lost".

Do you record a clean guitar with no effects apart from maybe distortion, is this guitar sound a sound that you would say normally use? or is it tailored just for recording?

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post Feb 7 2008, 09:42 PM
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QUOTE (Smells @ Feb 6 2008, 09:57 AM) *
Hi David,

your backing tracks are brilliantly finished, they are crystal clear.

wanted to ask you about the rythmn guitar parts that you record for them especially overdriven guitar tones, its an area that I really struggle to record well with and wondered if you had any tips, mine tend to get a little muddy and "lost".

Do you record a clean guitar with no effects apart from maybe distortion, is this guitar sound a sound that you would say normally use? or is it tailored just for recording?

thanks
Chris



Great question!
For heavier tracks, I use less distortion that I might actually need. It gives the track a clearer sound and helps the guitar to be more present believe it or not..
For clean sounds, I often use loops though.
Hope that helps!


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post Feb 8 2008, 12:56 AM
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Yes I understand smile.gif I`ve just been experimenting tonight with recording distorted guitars (you may have guessed that my guitar is pretty much set to distortion laugh.gif)

Slightly less distortion and no other effects (except maybe a tiny bit of chorus) its a definate improvement on my efforts before.

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post Feb 8 2008, 02:47 PM
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QUOTE (Smells @ Feb 7 2008, 06:56 PM) *
Yes I understand smile.gif I`ve just been experimenting tonight with recording distorted guitars (you may have guessed that my guitar is pretty much set to distortion laugh.gif)

Slightly less distortion and no other effects (except maybe a tiny bit of chorus) its a definate improvement on my efforts before.

Thanks smile.gif


Oh and also, the secret is to record 2 tracks of the same exact rhythm part. Once you have these 2 identical parts, pan them slightly right and left, you'll have a much wider sound. :-0
I always do that and it works so well!


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I fully agree with David. When we record a heavy part we take the distortion down a little and record it many time and have many layers of these on top of each other and it makes it incredibly powerful. Some good tips from David.


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