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Old 12th November 2009
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Originally Posted by kafka View Post
I'll sometimes play through a pair of dissimilar amps. But to me, since they're right on top of each other, the sound is still mono.
This is generally what I do for my electric guits.

I always track to two separate mono tracks. Sometimes it's two mics on one amp, but most often it is two distinctly different small tube amps. I like to EQ and level each of those tracks to taste and then bounce them to a stereo track. That track gets panned in pretty close together on one side or another until it sums well in mono but still has some width and depth.

Sometimes I'll even bounce that finished stereo track back on to a mono track and bring it up back under the stereo track where I want that guitar to sit in the mix.

Or....sometimes there's nothing like a straight up beefy mono track to highlight a guitar part.