Re: Mixing Guitars
I used to double track guitars. For one song I even used a few different guitars. Double tracking gives it kind of a chorus effect. Lately I have preferred simply using two mics to record my guitar. One right up on the amp, and one far away. I pan each opposite of each other a bit but I never pan anything hard left or right, or dead center for that matter. There are lots of ways to record guitar, just like drums. Experiment a lot and eventually you will find your sound.
For compression on guitars I usually like something around 6:1 to 8:1.The attack won't be super fast, and the release would be a little ways back. I always keep the thresholds barely squeezing the juice. The lights blink just past the tree on the left.