Guitar Setup and Rhythm Tone Tracking
So welcome to day five of the Creative Live Metal Recording bootcamp. I'm Ayal Levi and I'm working with the awesome band, Monuments. As you can see on my screen I have a session open called "Guitar Rhythm Tone Session" and every time that I start to work on a a new set of instruments, I make a new session, a new Save As... And I kind of get rid of everything I don't need. Number one, because it keeps me focused, and number two, because who knows how crazy I'm gonna go tracking and I want full CPU power available. Last night I sent the drums to my editor John Douglas, who since got them back to me. There wasn't much editing needed because Anup Sastry is an unbelievable drummer, and if you notice I actually have them on a stereo track here. (drum music) That's just so that I don't have 20 or so drum tracks to try to level while I'm focusing on guitars. I like to have the fewest number of tracks onscreen as possible, so, just get a good basic stereo mix to the drums and put them on a ste...
reo track and get to work. I also have a few scratch tracks from the Monuments album in case we need them as reference. Like these cleans. (music track plays) You know? I've just got a few different things in here just in case we need them. But, yeah, we're going to be going through amp selection, mic selection, pedals, checking different guitars, pick gauges, guitarists, the whole deal, and we're not gonna stop until we have a really killer rhythm tone.
Recording Metal with Eyal Levi: A Bootcamp will give you access to one of metal’s most in-demand producers and educators. You’ll also get to watch the talented and seasoned performers of Monuments show you how to record flawless takes and how to prepare to enter the studio.
Recording Metal with Eyal Levi: A Bootcamp is the definitive guide to recording and producing metal. From soup to nuts, start to finish, A to Z, you will learn everything you need to know about recording and producing a metal song.
Eyal Levi will take you inside the studio with Monuments as they record a song from scratch at Clear Lake Recording in Los Angeles. In this bootcamp, you will learn how to:
- Prepare for a session in preproduction by choosing tempos and organizing the session
- Record flawless drums from selection and reheading/tuning to mic choice and placement to editing
- Record rhythm guitars
- Record clean and lead guitars
- Record bass guitar
- Record, edit and tune lead vocals, harmonies, and screams
- Mix and master from session setup to final bounce