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Discussion in 'Recording' started by jimmyp, Feb 11, 2004.

  1. jimmyp

    jimmyp Guest

    Hi. i have a question that maybe someone could answer?when tracking typical backing tracks,bass,drums lead and rhythem guitars and keys which should be recorded in mono and which should be in stereo also normally would a vocal be done in mono and then a stereo reverb added at mixdown and typically where would you pan the tracks. thanks for any advice on this Jim.
  2. AudioGaff

    AudioGaff Distinguished Member

    Feb 23, 2001
    Silicon Valley
    That is one complex question that can not be directly or accurately answered. There are some traditional ways and methods of working style, but there are no rules you have to follow or correct way to do it. You do what you want to do. You do what you think sounds best. You try one thing, then try another, then another, then another until you have tried every combo you can conceive then you pick one the one you liked best.

    Or... You can use your ears and listen to what others have done on recordings you like and try to copy them.
  3. billsnodgrass

    billsnodgrass Active Member

    Feb 13, 2004
    stereo oh and stereo room for drums
    multiple mics on gtr that can be panned/mixed together to taste
    vocals are usually one mic a distance mic gated is great ala bowie on heroes.
    and yes your verb and FX are best in "stereo" for vox except maybe multiple delays

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