I'm messing around with the Lecto and Lecab (with god's/catharsis/sperimental). It sounding pretty good but not great... It always comes out with too much lower end or too little, to much distortion/too little etc.
I'm thinking I'm just not very experienced in mixing, but maybe I'm missing something else? Do you guys do any kind of processing of the dry signal? I've just recorded dry from my Pod X3 or AmpKit, made sure it doesn't clip and normalized... Anything else I should do?
One of my early attempts (distorted rhythm parts, the melody riff is wet from ampkit):
Our last 2 records, i prepared all dry tracks for reamping at home - sticking close to this instructions:
And that REALLY gave me the best results (compared to my lousy attempts prior reading this).
FWIW: A good DI box will give you much better results than the POD. really. I doubted it at first myself, until we compared.
My own experience: I set everything so that the loudest part of the guitar signal is pretty close to -3db (i record in 48khz/24bit), so the average signal is around -3.5 to -4. This way we received the best results.
Also: A few DI boxes and/or reamping boxes (or also the cables involved? or anything else? I dont know) can cause a TINY bit of a signal loss, which can result in that you tend to turn up the gain during the reamping - which will cause mud. My tip is: dont turn up the GAIN, put a Tubescreamer (or equivalent) in front, clean boost the signal.