Recording A Second Guitar, with the same guitar...
SonofDestiny
Jul 21 2008, 10:46 AM
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Jul 21 2008, 10:46 AM
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Hey GMC,

I've uploaded a short recording I did with two guitars. I'm just not happy with the second guitar. Do I just play it too sloppy or does it have something to do with my recording? How do I make sure that the lead guitar sounds better?

I hope you know what to do. Thanks! smile.gif

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kaznie_NL
Jul 21 2008, 10:56 AM
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QUOTE (SonofDestiny @ Jul 21 2008, 11:46 AM) *
Hey GMC,

I've uploaded a short recording I did with two guitars. I'm just not happy with the second guitar. Do I just play it too sloppy or does it have something to do with my recording? How do I make sure that the lead guitar sounds better?

I hope you know what to do. Thanks! smile.gif

Your lead doesn't realy jump out of the rhythm guitar. If you make the sound more edgy, you'll get a better result.

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Jul 21 2008, 12:06 PM
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if i was you i'd add around a 1.5db increase to the mid range frequencies of ur lead guitar, add a small amount of delay and get rid of the reverb on the lead.
having a mess around with the tone of your guitar would definatly benefit you, getting 2 different tones that compliment eachother is a great thing.

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Jul 21 2008, 01:58 PM
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Did you pan the two channels? Having two different presets for the guitars will make a world of difference as Munta suggested.

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Jul 21 2008, 03:20 PM
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Thanks for the comments smile.gif I'll give it a shot later today, but I can't now because there's somebody sleeping dry.gif (My amp has to be pretty loud to sound well).

What do you mean by pan fatb0t?

@ Munta: I got rid of my reverb and my rhythm sounds waaaayy cooler now!

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Jul 21 2008, 03:28 PM
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Send one to each speaker. You can use varying degrees of pan. Sometimes hard right and hard left sounds good. Sometimes around 35-40 % pan each way, experiment..... Pan is a huge part of getting a great recording.

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Jul 22 2008, 02:31 PM
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Panning is the good way to make it different than the rhythm guitar..Other thing is the sound, you want to make a different tone for leads , more bright , try using different pickups position...Adjust the amp differently...

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Jul 22 2008, 02:42 PM
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I agree, use the pan to find the best way to mix them !!! it's very important to distribute the guitar in the stereo field wink.gif

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Jul 24 2008, 04:59 PM
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There is two acoustics facts you must know.
1- If the tone for two sounds is the same the louder one mask the weaker. (use some eq)
2-Be careful with cancelations.

And anotherthing is the rythm if you put some guitars in parael rythm (the same exact rythm) you can expect a strong and may be colorfull line, but not independency of lines.

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