Being fairly new to recording an mixing im still just learning the ropes when it comes to mixing and mastering. What do you guys do with (heavily) distorted guitars?
Im fairly decent at EQ'ing now but i've been messing about with compressors and limiters.
Do you guys do anything special with guitar tracks?
As for EQ, the guitar tracks I work with use cabinet impulses applied inside the DAW. So, when I'm not entirely liking the way a guitar sounds, or how it sits in the mix, I usually try switching the impulse first before going for the EQ, as an impulse seems to have a large effect on the frequency response. And when I do use the EQ, it's nothing drastic, usually just a cut on a single band, in addition to high-pass and low-pass.
I'm not a fan of applying a large amount of EQ on anything, where each of multiple bands gets some special treatment. There was a popular article posted here a while back which seemed to advocate essentially that. For me that just seems like too much surgery, without any apparent (to me) benefit to the music as a whole. Others might disagree, though.