Originally Posted by Thrash Drummer
Thanks, I have an opportunity to test your suggestions today.
I'm not doing too much with the guitars.. I pan them according to lead and rhythm, and I EQ them a little. I usually record all guitar parts with one amp (not my idea, the guitarists usually like to use just one) so I EQ the lead and rhythm a little differently and if there are two rhythm tracks at once I EQ them to give them a little seperation. Also, sometimes after a solo or right before a break I'll add some reverb for a cool effect, but that doesn't have to do with the sound quality I'm getting.
I get the drums sounding a lot better ;)
there should always be a slight bit of reverb on the track to give it more of a room-y type of effect instead of the close-mic'd amp effect. Don't go crazy with the reverb, just a little touch of it, and a hint of delay doesn't hurt either. Try getting them to use more than one amp, it will help you a lot. Definitley use more than one mic or do multi-tracking of the same guitar part too. You also might have a chorus effect somewhere too, which you could use as well.