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Recording Deathcore/Metal guitar tonight, anybody have experience with this?

Discussion in 'Guitars' started by GregLarson, Jun 16, 2010.

  1. GregLarson

    GregLarson Guest

    Mainly looking for tips/suggestion on mic placement, I'll be using 2 or 3 sm57's, a ksm 27, possibly some other mics...not exactly positive atm. The goal for the outcome is along the lines of For Today, I Declare War, Elysia, In The Midst Of Lions, etc..Anyone care to share their experience?
  2. HaHallur

    HaHallur Active Member

    If you don´t have alot of experience with recording... I'd use only one mic because of phase issues.

    When I record metal riffs I start by finding a good sound from the amp and then use closed headphones to place the mic until it sounds good.
    Then I go back to the head and further adjust the amp to my liking.

    Then start recording ....
    I record the first guitar and hard pan L.... then do it again hard pan R
    Then for thicker sound I do it all over again with a different guitar, different mic placement or different amp settings.

    That gives me a tight sound... but remember that each recording has to be pretty much flawless or else you'll wind up with a strange muddy delay sounding stuff (don´t know how to describe)
  3. apstrong

    apstrong Active Member

    Everything you always wanted to know about recording distorted guitars. And lots of swearing.

    Slipperman's Recording Distorted Guitars From Hell

    You may not agree with all of it, but it's a good starting point.
  4. I'm still a little under a year fresh in the studio environment, but I get a really good sound from the guitar by using a 57, or a Beta 58 aimed towards the bottom left corner of one of the amps speaker cones. Of all the techniques I have experimented with, this one seems to work the best without having to mess with a bunch of over-mixing. Make sure they don't pile on the distortion too much. It's not necessary.
  5. GregLarson

    GregLarson Guest

    When you do your takes over with a different mic placement/guitar/amp settings do you already have one in mind or do you just take a shot in the dark and hope it compliments the first track?
  6. HaHallur

    HaHallur Active Member

    I listen to how my original take was and listen to how it sounds EQ wise, usually it has alot of high end, then for my double tracking I try to force more mid range into the mix.
    So its kinda one guitar is for high mids and the other focuses on the mids only.
    The mid guitar doesn't sound as fun while recording but when you combine the two it sounds big and tight.

    I use a different guitar, I always do that.
    I use the same mic, but change the position as well as the amps settings, (usually I reduce high and add more mid).
  7. GregLarson

    GregLarson Guest

    cool cool that makes sense..so you typically eq your first takes a bit higher then for your second takes you bring up the mids (on your amp? or by placement?) and change guitar..

    do you have anything recorded that i could check out? xxwhitesox2010xx@gmail.com

    thanks duder
  8. HaHallur

    HaHallur Active Member

    I'll have some for you soon =)

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