Originally Posted by Christ-Hammer
So my band just did some studio recording for our new song yesterday and so far I am not completely impressed by the quality and we tried doing the recording kind of in a live situation so some of the parts are pretty sloppy, I was wondering if any of you metal engineers could help me if I privately send you our rough recording and tell me what to tell our engineer next time I see him to make it sound better. Thanks, also is it better to record to a metronome rather than live for metal and deathcore stuff?
i think this might be partly to do with it. It obviously feels a lot better to be able to record the whole take as a band but really it's a lot easier to get a good sound out of a recording when all the parts are recorded seperately simply because of better isolation (when pro bands record in studios as a band they usually will have the guitar amps in another room to the drums and do the main vocals seperately in order to achieve the same sort of isolation that you would find had everything been recorded seperately) and also i don't know how much of an issue this is but you would be able to use all the microphones to record just the drums rather than having to spread them out which will give you a better sound too, especially for metal. Really you need to have each any every drum miked up for metal and other loud music styles otherwise you simply won't hear them.
Yes, do record to a metronome. There are some types of music that may sound more "organic" or whatever when you don't use a metronome but metal really is just so i guess "precise" that a metronome really helps you to nail it.
I guess i wouldn't mind hearing this recording, my email adress i think is in the top bar of this post somewhere, you're better off sending it to the Yahoo! one since i use that all the time.