Instrument Recording Suggestions
So I'm playing around right now, trying to find the best technique to record the songs I've writing. Presently I'm only recording electric guitar. I have the following setup. 1 Gibson Les Paul Studio 1 Mesa Boogie F-30 1 Marshall Major (Custom Rebuilt to 150watts) 1 Shure SM57 mic 1 Audio Technica mic 1 M-Audio Duo 1 Behringer Mixer (2xlr inputs, 6 1/4"mono inputs) I'm not using the Behringer, but I'm going to try it out, see how it affects the sound. Also, I line out the Mesa into the return on the Marshall. The Mesa offers effects and more control the Marshal doesn't have, and I prefer its preamps to the Marshall. But the Marshall has the bottom end that the 30watt Mesa is lacking. I know that sound is a matter of preference, but I was wondering if any of you had suggestions on what to do with the gear I have. Perhaps you could make suggestions as to methods you prefer, and I can try to adopt my gear to your suggestion. I'm not just looking for physical setups, ie mic placement, or direct line; I'm interested in hearing pre/post signal setups you employ as well. I'm sort of new to the studio setting and I'd like to try out some tricks that you guys use. Thanks for your time.