Here is a snippet of a composition I’ve been working on since April. This is one of the most recent variants of the song and includes testing the GLS ES-57‘s I bought last month.
That recording is dry. There is no eq or compression on any of the tracks, just panning and volume.
I used my LTD EC-200QM (with 12 month old strings – I really need to change those) and a Schecter Revenger I borrowed from H, Opium Winter’s guitar player. Both guitars were played through a Kustom The Defender tube cobo amp 1 (also thanks to H) miced with an ES-57.
- DAW: Reaper
- Interface: Tascam US-16×08
- Three rhythm guitar tracks miced as mentioned above
- The melody guitar that comes in at 0:25 is straight DI with an amp/pedal sim on the track
- Bass: straight DI
- OH: M-audio Pulsar II matched pair
- Snare: Behringer Ultravoice XM1800S with the windscreen removed
- Toms & kick in: Audio Technica drum mic set (I think they’re the KP-Drums KitPak)
- Kick out: Samson C01
- Room: Behringer Ultravoice XM1800S through a Behringer MIC2000 with the gain cranked up
The drums were recorded about two weeks before the ES-57’s arrived. I did get four of them and plan to test them on snare and toms as soon as I can (I also need some more mic stands and/or drum mic clips). If the sound as good on drums as they did on the guitars, then they’ll be used when I lay down the final takes of this piece.
1: The Kustom is out of this world. H can get it to howl and scream with distortion and effects but up until now, I’ve never heard it clean in a quiet environment. This thing has colour and a well rounded tone. I’ve played a lot of budget amps in my life and this has to be my favorite.