Of course, you want to play tight. Of course, you want to be a one-take wonder. Maybe you actually are. But maybe you’re an assistant engineer, scraping by making a living while trying to get some clients of your own, and you’re assigned to edit songs. Maybe you just want to make sure your recordings are as tight as they can be, and little things just need a little scootin’ around.

Or maybe you suck at guitar and don’t give a shit, and you just want to have fun making songs. Or more likely, you’re somewhere in between all of these – the typical recording guitarist. You’re pretty good, but you still need to nudge stuff around now and again. No matter what, you will probably have a need at some point in your career to edit some guitar parts.

So I’ve made this tutorial for you that shows you how I go about recording DI guitars using EZMix for monitoring, so I can hear about what the final product will sound like after reamping.

I always like to hear about other engineers’ techniques, so if you do it differently, let me know in the comments!

Be sure to check out all our other cool Metal Month videos and watch for more episodes of Drumception, featuring a slew of modern metal guitar heroes!

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  • My goodness, if you’re going for plastic fantastic, at least use tab-to-transient in PT..

  • I think people should try to stay away from looking at the waveform against the beat lines, it feeds obsession and leads to a not fun experience. If it sounds out, try it again. I’m not saying everyone should (or could) be a one take wonder, so redoing parts is fine, but why not help the musician get better? It makes the experience more fun and educational, I sucked hard the first time I went into the studio so decided I had to knuckle down and practice better, it was a great experience. Also it’s supposed to be live, listen to older records, they’re not perefct but the have more vibe than something I’m taking to long to think of.

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