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Getting the most from my guitars

Discussion in 'Guitars' started by mad_ackers, Sep 11, 2012.

  1. mad_ackers

    mad_ackers Active Member


    I am a first time poster so apologies if my question isn't clear!!

    I have been using Logic 9 to record an album for my band. I am having trouble getting serious volume from my guitar tracks, without it sounding muddy and overbearing.

    I have been using a Pocket Pod plugged directly into a small Behringer mixing desk, which in turn goes straight into my Macbook Pro via a USB interface (iMic)

    I have been using the pre-set compression settings on Logic, eq-ing out the very low end to let the bass guitars through, pushing up the high end to get some bite out of them. I have been panning hard left and hard right, with a small amount of re-verb on top.

    The overall effect sounds ok, but it just doesn't sound punchy. it almost sounds like a duvet, or thin sheet is being held over the guitars, for want of a better description!

    I have also experimented with some serious over dubs (16 on my last recording) but i think this may be causing more of a problem than solving!

    Are there some fundamental tricks to recording good rock / metal guitars that I am missing? Please let me know if i have been to vague and need to give a better explanation!!

    Thanks to anyone who can help.
  2. ZXYZ

    ZXYZ Active Member

    Can you post a clip/ sample of the sound so that we can hear the problem?

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