Alright people, I've finally managed to almost record a complete song (still gotta do vocals and maybe add a different guitar), so I thought I'd post and see if people think I'm heading in the right direction. This mix is pretty rough as it stands, and there are a number of things I plan to change (details below), but I figured I'd post here so that other people could help me catch the things I wouldn't have noticed myself. The only bit of processing I've done so far is just with the built-in multiband compressor to make certain instruments stand out from the rest, I hope it doesn't sound too much of a mush...
1) I really don't like the drums - they were programmed with Hydrogen, and that crash is making my ears bleed. I have EZdrummer
now though, so I'm gonna reprogram them with that
2) I'm not particularly happy with the bass either - I just couldn't get a nice sound out of it, I should probably get new strings at least before I do any more recording with it.
As well as that, I may have too many layers on the guitars - my idea initially was to have one guitar on the left and another one on the right (with two different guitars to distinguish them i.e. 2 guitar players), but on the night I only had time to set up one for the recording, so I recorded 4 tracks: 2 rhythm and 2 lead and left it. I hard panned the rhythm tracks and slightly panned the lead, but I was thinking maybe when I record the other guitar, do I fade out the lead track during the rhythm parts, or just drop the volume a bit? Also, when you're doubling a guitar track, but you want it to be heard just on one side, how do you work the panning? Do you still hard pan the 2 tracks but just drop the volume on one side, or do you hard pan one and just slightly pan the other?
I realise this post is rambling on far too much so no one will probably listen to the track now, so I'll leave ye to it. Enjoy (or hate, whatever...).