Hi, was hoping someone could help me with my sound. I am trying to record 2 guitars both with massive gain levels to achieve the sound we are after. (Basically its a groove-metal rock band with most bias being on metal). I am using this gear in this order: Yamaha HS50 monitors with matched subwoofer. Motu pre-8 & Cubase as my interface and preamp. ART V3 valve preamp (only 1 mic goes into this) Sure sm58 mics x 2 Marshall TSL 100 amp & Line 6 HD147 amp with a Blackstar HT-Boost valve dynamic pedal I record each mic onto separate tracks and each guitar separately. (meaning we dont both play at the same time while recording) I have gone through the basics of finding my ideal tone by putting a close mic to the speaker & the other about 6 inches away and panning hard to one side with the cose mic and about 40% the other with the far mic. I do this for both guitars left and right respectively. With my tone I always find my ideal live tone then knock back the gain to take out any excess fizz from the sound. Generally it has good results but I always find my guitar tones sound very "spaced" for want of a better word. I am looking for that MASSIVE sound you get a'la Caliban, God Forbid, BMTH, Johnny Truant, Emmure etc etc.... If anyone has any ideas it would be massively appreciated. I tend to be happy with my tone when its on its own and try get my mic placements so that I have replicated my live sound through my monitors as closely as possible. If you need an example of sound ask and I will pm my bands link to you. MANY THANKS EVERYONE!