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Member Since: Jun 03, 2009


I'm new to the forum and i needed some help. i'm a beginner at recording and i'm wanting to record songs with a sevendust feel to them. I use a BR 1200 and play through a Spider Head II head amp and kustom cabs. The effects i use are: mark tremonti wah pedal, Boss DS-1 Distortion Pedal, and a Line 6 ToneCore Echo Park Delay Guitar Effects Pedal.

I was wanting to know if anyone had any tips for a beginner? i've checked throught a few of the posts about thickening my sound. was just wondering if anyone else had any suggetions.


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I am not a crook's head
Since: Mar 14, 2003

Jun 03, 2009 10:30 am

If thickening your guitar tone is the goal, then the first thing to try is double-tracking. Play the rhythm part once, then record yourself playing it again. Pan the two takes pretty wide Left and Right in the mix or even hard L and R.

Beyond that, there are tons of things to keep in mind while micing a guitar amp. There are lots of articles and forum posts here that touch on the subject. I'll see if i can dig a few of them up so we don't have to repeat the same conversation from last time (and the 100 times before that!).

Czar of Turd Polish
Since: Jun 20, 2006

Jun 03, 2009 02:22 pm

I second Tad's suggestion. Some of the heavier guys on here will do 4 or even 6 takes of the same exact riff and pan them across the board for the "wall of guitar" sound.

I only do doubles and the difference in thick/fullness is night and day.

Czar of Midi
Since: Apr 04, 2002

Jun 03, 2009 07:48 pm

The biggest piece of advice I can give you is if your recording your cabinets. Spend some time to find the sweet spot for the mic or mic's. This will take a bit of time.

And the biggest thing to remember. Don't crank the distortion and gain and volume to the levels you would use live onstage. Let the mic, the room and the layers take care of making the sound bigger.

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