I'm not sure that I saw anything to this effect, so I wanted to start a thread where we can share little tips and ideas for how to get good mixes, performances, sonics, etc.
1) How do you start a track without this sudden big EXPLOSION of sound? Like, if I start with a few rhythm guitars, a pair of crashes and a snare all popping at once, how do I make it sound more like a "wash" of sound at the beginning instead of a BOOM?
2) Multiple clean guitars (strumming) tracked left+right tend to sound chorused. Neat effect, but what if I don't want it? Is it best to record a single track in stereo than to lay down two tracks L+R?