Hi Guys Just wanted to see what the general opinion was on tracking guitars I've seen quite a few metal bands on youtube vids (including fairly big name ones) recording riffs or parts of a song at a time ie not tracking all the way through. Obviously if there is clean/dirty/effect changes going on it makes sense to do it this way Anyhow I'm just wondering somewhat is the norm these days? Or do people still play from start to finish and punch in if there is problems? Main reason I'm asking is I have a couple of songs that are a nightmare technically to play (for me at least) so I'm considering trying to split it up a bit.... How is the best way to join the tracks? crossfades etc? Really interested in this technique Also what tricks do you use for noise? tape/ foam hair bands etc for unused strings etc?