Great tutorial on recording heavy guitars

Discussion in 'Recording Studio' started by Drew, Nov 9, 2005.

  1. skattabrain

    skattabrain slow and low

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    it sounds better when done right and it's more rewarding too
     
  2. Christopher

    Christopher Total Rondo Addict! Contributor

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    Yep. I've been running a modeler off and on for years and I can still get a hell of a lot better tone micing one up than I can running them direct.
     
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    Sage words of wisdom.
     
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    Oneiros SS.org Regular

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    great information!!!! so true! so expensive mhm hmh :(( *weep*
     
  5. totaluntruth

    totaluntruth the darkerside

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    ~Thats the funniest analogy ive heard in a while -quite clever actually.
    I absolutely agree with the AE 3/4 of the time when im in the studio-mainly because i have tone deaf ears- and he is smoking pot to enhance his audio!:lol:
    My emgs and peavy xxl made my recording sound tizzley tight- a dootee doo setup wouldnt of worked -even with his g5 master room tech setup studio deluxe sound twisting enhancers.------its the vroom of the tune-plus the boom in your metal/wooden spoon!
     
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    VA-Exception SS.org Regular

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    Haha, not only informative but a great laugh. This really helped me recording my old band (Who have now broken up *sad face*). Am I fuck cutting away the grill from my Mesa 4x12 though haha
     
  7. Drew

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    Yeah, theres actually a lot I don't agree with here - his approach to mic positioning and mine are quite different, and I'm a firm believer that the room sound matters fuck-all compared to the sound from 2" in front of the speaker - but nothing he's saying here is invalid, and it's fucking great material.
     
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    Rick ALL HAIL DJOD Forum MVP

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    If you can stay awake to finish it all. :lol:
     
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    swayman SS.org Regular

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    "If you gotta EQ, something is wrong. Wrong mic, wrong pre, wrong placement, wrong guitar, wrong amp, wrong player (so kill me), wrong SOMETHING. Go change it...."

    I've always applied that part of theory. So many guys I've done recordings for ask me "can't you just EQ it/edit it in Pro Tools". I always reply "I sure could, or you could stop being such a fucking pussy & play it properly".

    I've only read a page or so of it, it is an entertaining read to say the least.

    Some of the shit he talks about is really interesting, kinda makes you reconcider what you're doing. But yeah, other stuff like room dynamics, I disagree...

    I too believe that you can have a fantastic room, but with a shit rig & guitarists it'll sound like ass. But if you experiment with placement of cabs, mic etc in a crap room, you CAN get a killer sound.

    I was tracking my guitars in a broken sauna. Most of the room oak wood, the rest concrete. After stuffing around for an hour or so with cab & mic placement, I pulled an absolute monster of a sound. The right player & the right rig with the right mic are key in my view.

    Not everybody has the luxury of having a completely acousticly treated room.
     
  10. TheSixthWheel

    TheSixthWheel bangetzit

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    What an awesome guide. It's a testament to trial and error and correct training. I'm about 15 pages in and already I want every single piece of equipment which has been referenced which I don't already own, which is depressingly most of it.

    Great guide filled with great material! I love the presentation too. More often than not I've found similar information cleverly camouflaged within textbooks of various sizes and ALL of them are boring as hell. You get a few pages in and your eyes start to droop and it's nothin' but Z's. But this guide makes me mentally picture the recording process in some dusty old recording space. BRAVO!
     
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    Hell, thanks for bumping this, I nearly missed out and this is awesome. Very informative, and funny. :lol:
     
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    CrushingAnvil \m not jesus land m/

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    This guy Is an AE Encylopedia :metal:
     
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    Mattayus Sir Groove-A-Lot Contributor

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    yeah man it's taken me nearly a year to read it all :lol: but it's amazing and i hope it's never taken down!
     
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    Moro Big damn hero

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    The audio lessons at the bottom are killer too. Great info.

    On a side note... Talk about dark sense of humor lol!
     
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    Arsis Serious ....age

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    I feel kind of embarrassed to say this but I cant understand what the fk that guy is talking about. Maybe i'm an idiot lol. He does not talk normal lol.
     
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    o this guy is a hero =) he actually makes it fun to read
     
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    holy hell., just saw this for the first time.

    that is a fucking brain dump if i've ever seen one.
     
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    SomeChump Just a Chump

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    Man, this is deep. Definitely will have to read this when it's not 4 AM. This guy knows his shit.
     
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    this man is a god. he makes me feel inadequate. i've so far to go.


    .. :D
     
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    Necrophagist777 can't bend....

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    I've been struggling getting a decent mic'ed tone and I've finally got it thanks to this thread!
     

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