I just got into recording, so I'm just looking for some basic feedback as I learn the whole process and whatnot. Don't take the playing too seriously. They're just experiments, so my playing isn't perfect
Here's my first experiment with recording some stuff. I just recorded one track 100% left and then sort of played along with it 100% right, no effects. Yes, the bass is WAY too overpowering. I figured that out myself XD
Recording Test 1 by spider287 on SoundCloud - Create, record and share your sounds for free
Which brings me to a question. I've seen people say to record two separate tracks for L/R, and I've also seen people just say to copy/pasta one track. Two guitars obviously makes it sound much more huge, but would just duplicating it have the same effect? I haven't had the chance to try it out. My brain says that will just make it louder and won't really affect the overall sound too much, but I don't know if I trust it. My brain is kind of an asshole sometimes.
Here's a second recording with high/low pass filters and some compression. I'm not sure if I like the compression. The guitars sound so flat and lifeless to me compared to the other test. I'm not sure how well raw organic guitars will fit in a mix though
I'm planning on writing/producing some full songs, so they'll have to play nice with the other instruments.
Song 1 Test by spider287 on SoundCloud - Create, record and share your sounds for free
BTW, my setup is Amp --> SM57 --> M-Audio Fast Track Pro --> Pro Tools SE
Now tear my recordings apart please.
Not bad man! The guitar tone is a bit too sharp in the treble end for me, but it is actually a great Megadeath-ish tone.
As far as multiple tracking, don't copy and paste. This is for 2 reasons:
1) You will have some phasing issues. Every peak will be duplicated, and it will sound weird. You can mitigate it by nudging one track 7 ms or so, and then inverting its phase, but it still sounds artificial
2) The small nuances (nuances, not mistakes) between the tracks really fill up the sound. By this I mean if you hit a chord, one guitar might swell in a fundamental frequency a bit different than the previous take.
I usually do 2 tracks of guitar, panned 100% L/R. Bass down the middle. Drums all around.
Your riffing sounds great as well!