Listening to my mixes its apparent (to me anyway) that the guitars are quite 'on top' of the mix even though i have them panned 100% L+R. I think this is because im not really using reverb because i cant get it to not sound shit!
I've tried adding reverb after recording in reaper but i cant seem to get any of the reverbs available there or in the waves plugins i have to sound decent.
Obviously my axefx has all the reverbs i could ever need and they sound great but im wondering is it advisable to record with reverb or should I wait till im at the mixing stage to add it?
If the later is the better option does anyone have any reverbs they use to good effect for heavy guitars?
Always after, because you have more control. Once it's recorded with reverb, there's no adjusting it.
Also, I don't advise adding reverb to heavy distorted guitars unless it's either 80's cock rock or black metal