Been awhile since I posted last still glad to see that the forum is buzzing and in good spirits I have taken sometime off of my mixes to really adjust some of my gear and expand my home studio.
-27" iMac 3.4 ghz boosted to 3.9 ghz, 8 gb memory 3tb harddrive
-Dell U3014 Monitor great monitor for a dual screen setup I use this strictly to run my DAW mix board and have the actual wave tracks on the iMac
-Saffire pro 40
-Axe FX II Firmware 12.0 LOVING THE NEW FIRMWARE AND AXE EDIT
-alesis d4 just for triggers of a yamaha set to send midi to my daw then mixed in superior drummer.
-Yamaha HS90 monitors
After upgrading from my old setup awhile back I have seen amazing improvements.
I still have a lot to learn and would like to just have this forum for me to have all my discussions here instead of making a new post for every question.
First off I would just like to ask all the AXE FX users do you find that you run any eq's on the axe before recording into the daw or do you do a lot of the eq in your daw program?
I feel all the mixes I do I have a high amount of highs where I can barely hear any of my drum cymbals. Just wanted to see if you recommend i tackle it on the axe fx or only worry about it in my DAW EQ's?
I think if your doing more than 6 dB of cut/boost in the DAW you should just try to get closer with the eq on the axe fx first. However, if your doing more than 6dB eq anywhere, on the axe fx or in the DAW, you should look into possibly finding a better suited IR. I will generally record with the guitars lowend unfiltered and then hi pass to taste in the DAW depending on the mix. Only minor eq fixes in the DAW, mostly a broad high boost if anything. Your guitars and cymbals should fight to much if they are eqed, try to get the meat if your guitar tone in the 1k-5k area and the cymbals will sit nicely above them.