Hi all, I know this is probably a dumb question, but James and I are getting ready to record a demo for our band and I want to make sure I'm as prepared as possible before we get into the studio tone wise.
I've recorded a few times before using my pod into reaper, but this time we are going to an actual studio and micing up live amps in the room.
now usually when recording the pod or using it in a gig/practice environment i run it with a compressor, noise gate, a little eq, boost, touch of reverb etc.
when recording live, would the general consensus be to leave all of those out, with the exception of maybe the boost? I'm thinking the engineer would probably add compressors, gates etc. later on, and i would want my tone to be as 'pure' as possible at the initial recording phase.
i know its a noob question but last time i recorded in a studio i was really unhappy with the results as i could get better results at home. I want to make sure this time round any glaring studio faux pas are from the engineer rather than me!
whats your opinions in what should go in your recorded signal chains?
Leave it dry, add fx in your DAW. Anything that effects gain structure/tone (overdrives, tubescreamers etc) leave in the chain, as that's your tone. But modulation fx such as chorus/delay/flange etc do at mix stage.