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My recording (Tell me how it sounds)
January 15, 2013
5:04 pm
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So I have never been happy with the way my guitar sounds recorded.


Here is a clip of me playing.

I know some may say turn the distortion down, but on any setting I just don't like what I am hearing.


January 17, 2013
10:40 pm
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id turn the distortion down a little and overall how you recorded it, you were clipping quite a bit. nice riffage though

January 18, 2013
8:43 pm
Between Hell and High Water
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How are you recording this? Microphone, direct? Sounds pretty decent to me. I'm not looking at a signal wave or anything like that but it sounded good, Put that in a mix and rock on brother! Great lil' riff too.

January 20, 2013
9:25 pm
The Tone King
The Tone Lounge
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Agreed - great riffage - and I thought it sounded pretty damn good.  Love the vintage gear.  I have such an appreciation for the gear you showed in your vid (adamp1 & marshall power amp).  How did you capture the recording? Nice job.  Very 80's :-)

January 22, 2013
5:58 pm
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The other thing to consider is, how will the guitar track sound overall in the mix?  Once you get drums and bass going, all of a sudden you may change your mind about how you perceive the guitar is sounding relative to the overall mix.  


I've had it happen all the time where I have an idea in my head as to how the main riff should sound, but by the time i get to a final mix, I have changed EQ, amp, pedals, or even the guitar I use.

March 12, 2013
11:04 am
Ottawa ON, Canada
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It's just guitar, meaning it can sound however the hell you want it to, personally I like the sound, and think the fuzz adds character.


HOWEVER, when you toss in another guitar track, bass, drums, vocals, etc, you do have to dial things back, just to make enough room for everything to fit.


Also gain stacks, so if you record the guitar track twice and pan them left and right, the sound gets even better.



good job though, keep it coming!

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