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Tracking guitar question (play right through vs riff at a time)

Discussion in 'F.O.H.' started by batcave1, Jul 6, 2015.

  1. undercurrent217

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    I usually just take it by section of the song. Intro, Verse, pre chorus, chorus, bridge, solo, outro, etc.. I try not to have to punch in and instead get in the groove of the part for good, tight takes. Overdubs are obviously a different thing along w leads. But if you're referring rhythm tracking, I prefer to do it sectionally.
     
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    batcave1 New Metal Member

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    Haha glad you brought it up!
    I'm colour blind with some colours and green and yellow can be a problem!
    Its funny cause I was in a 3 piece and two of us would argue about the colours on a guitar tuner with the drummer....majority rules right? turns out he was the one that was right :D


    FIXXXER, so do you share two guitar tracks for one rhythm pass? Do you mix yourself? Just wondering if I did something like this sending off two separate tracks might confuse the mixer?

    Going to try a few different things next time tracking

    thanks for the replies :]
     
  3. JeffTD

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    Track riff by riff. Have them play 1 measure before/after the riff they're actually recording so the transition is seamless and not going from riffage to silence to riffage. Cut/comp by hand, auto 5ms crossfade.
     
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    JeffTD Senhor Testiculo

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    He might have an A/B track going - I do that with things like vocals where its easier to track to two separate tracks and comp them into one at the end.

    If I were mixing this and you sent me your Rhythm Guitar L track with 2 versions like this, I would make you edit them into one track and send them back to me. That's take comping and is 100% not something the mixer should be doing.
     
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    i always consolidate the parts to one single track (per side)
    after everything has been recorded, edited and looped correctly.

    the two tracks were jsut to show how "my technique" differs and that you'll need to place the different pieces on different tracks due to the overhanging parts.
     
  6. batcave1

    batcave1 New Metal Member

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    Thanks FIXXXER!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1wJCvjPsNA


    I've been looking at some videos like the one above.....if you do comping this way do you still have to do cross fades etc with the parts (assuming the performance is tight etc?)

    Just looking at a few ways I might go about it
     
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    never used this function as i prefer to work "destructive".
    i'm pretty sure it works with auto cross fading otherwise you'd hear "clicking and poping" on every transition.
     

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