Alright so what DI guitars usually is, is the following.
I use a DI box, which basically captures the signal coming out of the guitar. In this case I'm using a Pod XT which I've set to only, "send unprocessed guitar". This means none of its shitty amp sims, cabs (impulses), or effects are being used. If you weren't using a ghetto setup like I am you'd probably own a real DI box.
Then after I capture the signal in Reaper I can apply amp sims and impulses as "effects".
BUT, in this case, someone on the Andy Sneap forum has kindly given the community the DI files for the guitar already. Which means that he played all the guitar parts and left the signal unprocessed for children like myself to play with and learn. Which saves us from having to waste time tracking guitars when all we want to really do is work on our mixing skills.
He also did the bass parts (using Trilian) and the drums. Unfortunately those are both sandwiched into one file so you can't fuck around with the bass and drums. That being said though I'm a total newbie and some guys on the Sneap forums have got some disgustingly sick mixes using those DI's.
I would never record a cover of Killswitch Engage anyways, they fucking suck :fawk:
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