First post. Long time reader. Hope for some real advice on recording metal tones.
I have been through it all over the last 10 yrs or so...
Eventually, the natural progression towards decent tone when recording got me here: SM57 + stick condenser, 2x12 eminence cab in isolation closet, Peavey 6505 head, tube screamer, guitar.
This setup yields AWESOME doubletracked guitar tones. I do not NEED to get rid of it, but it is inconvenient to run.
My question is, 'has anyone REALLY replaced such a "classic" setup with axefx and been able to truly get as good or better doubletracked guitar tones?' (I am completely aware of the live music advantages of axefx or direct in general, but that is not my concern here, only studio).
I have heard some good tones out there from axefx, but I have never really heard an A/B comparison to a classic setup with the same DI recorded source.... Does anyone have such a comparison available?
Thank you for your knowledge and comments. Gid.