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Recorded Guitar tracks with 2 mics

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16 years 2 months
Hi all,
Well I was writing up a song and recording it but wanted to hear any opions on the guitar Tracking with these 2 samples:
info on what is being done. I'm using a Ibanez 7 string guitar with a Tone Zone pickup in the bridge. Amp I am using is a Mesa Boogie 20/20 poweramp with a Triaxis preamp, cab is a Randall Iso cab with a Celestion 30 speaker. Mics being used are the typical SM57 and then on the 2nd time around recording I used a Sennheiser 421 for the guitars. No effects used, just straigt in a Mbox and recored to disk. They were also double tracked you can tell if you listen to the clips

Sennheiser 421

Do they sound full and tracked well, or the opposite?


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13 years 8 months

sshack Tue, 05/13/2008 - 09:05
It sounds like they're tracked well, but how good they sound relative to the rest of the instruments is going to be the key. Kind of hard to tell just having guitar samples.
At best, record with both at the same time and blend as/where needed.

If I had to guess though, I'd say the 57 will do you better for that style and tone.

Good luck.

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16 years 2 months

RockmanXPR Tue, 05/13/2008 - 12:29
Thanks for the input, yes for the past year after reading various sites and posts on this forum I'm a total fan of mic positioning (Duh, I know :) ) but with the current rig (tube gear and a Iso cab) and situation I'm in (Living in an apartment) I was hoping to come close to achieveing a good quality tracking setup for electric guitars.

Here is a rough mix of the song I'm recording with the guitars and the 421 mic, on the guitar I used the 1176 plugin limiter, 3 band eq (3db @ 100hz, -2db @500hz, and 3db @3khz), and a Plate verb using D-verb. after listening i might just roll off the high end a bit or reduce the track levels,

But this is still a work in progress and once I'm done I'll post it in the Critique forum.