Recording modern metal guitar can extremely tricky. Many of us love to crank up the gain and get those guitar tones really soaring and cutting through the mix, but when there is a huge riff, a booming bass, and lots of double kick to compete with, it can a nightmare trying to fit your guitar tone into the mix. This is the most extensive and in-depth guide to recording & producing modern metal guitar I have ever come across.
It takes the best producers many years of practice and experimentation to find what works, so don’t expect to nail this overnight. To record and produce modern or extreme metal guitar and make it fit into the mix as a whole is a huge challenge. It’s not like other forms of music such as indie or folk where many artists love a lo-fi sound. In metal, the production plays a huge role.
Get it right and you will be in with a shot of being noticed and actually listened to. Get it wrong, it could sound awful and believe me no one will give you a listen.
Have a read of the article below to get some of the best tips around, not just for recording metal guitar, but the drums, bass and vocals.