Recording Elec & Acoustic Guitar

Discussion in 'Guitars' started by ThirdBird, May 20, 2008.

  1. ThirdBird

    ThirdBird Active Member

    Dec 4, 2007
    Toms River, NJ
    Recording a Reggae/groove song.

    Acoustic Guitar is going pure rhythm, mostly upbeats and such, playing the basic chords.

    Electric guitar has a mini solo here and there, otherwise just adding color to the overall picture.

    How would you separate them in the mix?

    I was thinking different pans, as well as different eq.

    I have pan settings that I am happy with, but not sure how to differentiate the eq....

    any help?
  2. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

    Oct 31, 2005
    Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Best way to find out is to try. Asking questions is fine but until you put your ideas to practice you will never know for sure. Theory is all good and fine but what good is head knowledge if you don't put it to use?

    Experiment. Make mistakes. Learn.

    You can't dredge for experience.
  3. BrianaW

    BrianaW Active Member

    Jan 10, 2008
    New York
    Yup. I'd probably start by scooping a tiny bit of mid out of the acoustic to let the leads through and pan them slightly left and right. Unless the electric is also following the chords. In a perfect world, the person who played the acoustic track would do an identical overdub and you could pan those hard left and right... (accompanied by a room mic maybe?) and you could leave the leads in the center or slightly off to the side. Maybe if you have some other full takes of the acoustic track you could do this?

    As hueseph advised, experimentation is the way to go. Twist knobs until things start to sound good... that's what I do. :)

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