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Problemes with mixing guitars

My band just recorded some songs in the studio, and we have some difficulties with mixing the guitars. The songs where we use acoustic, and clean guitars sounds really good, but the songs with overdrive/ crunch guitars sounds very muddy. This is really quite strange because the guitars sounded really open and raw while we where recording them, but they just sound tame in the mix.

Could there be a Frequency problem?

Comments

RemyRAD Mon, 07/10/2006 - 23:25
My guess as to the difference in sound for your electric guitars is the probability that you heard your electric guitar amplifiers from further away than where the microphones were placed on the cabinets? I assume the microphones were probably right up to the front of the cabinets Grill, where you were listening to the cabinets from across the room. Of course they won't have the same sound that way. And so in many ways you may have actually answered your own question and that is, put one microphone up to the cabinets Grill and put another microphone somewhere else in the room. Combine the 2 carefully to provide you with the sound that you seek.

Thinking outside of the speaker box
Ms. Remy Ann David
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