Alright, I'm going to just keep this to one thread.
So after (to put it lightly) going through some gear, and some hardware, I'm going to try to make what I have work. Here's my setup:
- 27" iMac, Quad i5, 16GB RAM
- MOTU 828 MK2
- Two Sets of Monitors (Tascam / M-Audio)
- Axe-FX Ultra / Redwirez IRs
- DKFH / Fuckloads of kits
- Waves Platinum Bundle and a bajillion other VST/AUs
- More guitars than any one person should have, in assorted scales, with assorted string counts, made of assorted woods, with assorted pickups. Most of them black.
That should be plenty. That said..
Here's a quick clip with the AFX using a Recto patch with a Recto cab/V30s. It's boring, repetitive, and the playing is sloppy, but I'm just trying to nail a tone (or get close) so if you're looking to be blown away by rad metal licks, look elsewhere.
I have a basic setup that I use for my guitar bus that I left on here.
-2db at 200Hz to get rid of boominess
-2.5db at 5k to get rid of thinness
-2db at 8k (sloping up) to ditch the hiss
Here's the track with an impromptu bassline. I am a shitty bass player and I did my damndest to play it without a pick, so be warned, it's not as tight as it should be.
Doubletracked, 95% pan on each, same patch. (I'll end up going with a different cab for the second track next time.)
Here's the clip with no bass:
Recording-types, what should I be looking to do here to get this to clean up? Remember, this has zero post-EQ, no compressors, nothing but the above EQing on the guitar bus, and my usual drum mix (which I'm still working on). I'm not shooting for a final tone here, I'm trying to get close to something that I can use with some post-EQ before adding in the various mixing and mastering bits.
I listened to it on both sets of monitors and it's in the right direction, but it's not sitting right on my ear right now, and I know that a lead track and some harmonies would just end up making a mess.
I think it sounds great. What model did you use?