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DISTANT GUITARS

Discussion in 'Guitars' started by Chance, Jun 6, 2004.

  1. Chance

    Chance Guest

    I reciently let my intern record the over-dubs on a session. I set up the mic on the amp and it sounded good, a no-brainer. The problem I am now facing in mix-down is that when he recorded the rhy-guit, he must have switched mic-inputs, because the mic that was in front of the amp was not recorded. What was recorded, was some other live mic that was in the studio. The sound is there but has that distant-mic sound. Anyone have any ideas on how I might get that guitar back in your face without re-recording it ?
     
  2. NolanVenhola

    NolanVenhola Guest

    that would be akin to trying to remove the reverb from a recording done in a cavern. just not really possible.

    easiest to just re-track it.
     
  3. djui5

    djui5 Guest

    I agree.....

    You're going to have to re-track.

    Might try compressing the hell out of the track....and compressing it again....and again....then trying to EQ out the crap..but it's going to sound like hell..

    just retrack it and fire the intern..
     
  4. tripnek

    tripnek Active Member

    I agree. A shitload of compression and a noise gate would help, but your never gonna get the same sound as a close mic. Hell, it can sometimes be difficult to match two close mics if they are not exactly the same mic in the exact same position.
     
  5. Chance

    Chance Guest

    Can't re-track as they're on the other side of the globe right now.
    The guitar track is useable as it is, but is not as in your face as I would like it. I would guess the mic was only a few feet away, and was the only instrument playing

    My intern ? Hmm, where is he anyway !
     
  6. captaininvisible

    captaininvisible Active Member

    Why does the rhythm guitar have to be in your face? :| It's a member of the supporting cast, not one of the leads.
     
  7. v-man

    v-man Guest

    Try to get the same set up and have a new guitarist replay it, just don't tell the band.
     
  8. tripnek

    tripnek Active Member

    Capital Idea! I'll second that.
     

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