Metalcore guitar recording volume levels?? please help!

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  1. damienro0


    Jun 7, 2010
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    thank you for checking this threat out

    I have a metalcore band and I'm a bit doubtful about the guitar volume levels and their distribution when recording metal...

    The thing is one person said one guitar has to have a higher volume than the other guitar when doing rhytm, i.e. when both guitars are playing the same riff, so the sound doesnt get distorted...

    however i thought both guitars could have the same volume level, but one would go in the left ear and the other in the right ear,

    so which assumption is the correct one in your opinion??

    Thank you for your answers!
  2. jg49


    Oct 16, 2008
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    Frozen Tundra of CT
    My guitar should always be a little louder than his, because I am the (insert your choice here, rhythm, lead, poser, whatever...)

    There are no rules except that the levels should make the overall song work. Panning right and left is certainly one option, as is volume changes depending on which part you want to highlight at any particular point, for example both guitars down during a quiter vocal passage.

    The idea that a louder guitar is less likely to be distorted is almost ludicrous IMO.
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