Originally Posted by Thomas
Cheers man - yeah, I've spent about two hours trying to wrestle with the distorted guitars to find the sweet spot between overly shrill and totally lacking in presence, haha. This is the best result yet, but bearing in mind I've never used the X50 before I'm reasonably confident that I'll be able to improve that as and when I can face the prospect of yet more tweaking!
I also totally forgot to mention that this is more or less completely unmastered - I whacked a limiter, LPF and HPF on it before rendering and that was it. I knew that the second I brought multiband into the equation I would spend so many hours tweaking attacks and ratios as to grow to despise the song, so decided to leave such concerns until I've actually finished it, haha. But yeah, sorry if it's a little peak-y as a result. Anyway, thanks very much indeed for the input! Greatly appreciated.
EDIT: Forgot to say - funny you should mention it sounding like there might be some preamp signal creeping through... I haven't used keFIR in so long that I totally forgot the "Mix" knob defaults to 50% and spent way too long trying to work out how I'd cocked up the tone quite so badly, haha. Fixed that long before rendering, though, so it's not actually in the uploaded demo!