Hello, I started tracking acoustic guitar for a song ive been working on. Ive been using pro tools for a little over a year now, and with every song and session I do I try to improve a little bit more each time. Unfortunatley this time I notice my gut feeling guessing the sound im getting. Its not a bad sound but I keep telling myself it could be better. So I am going to tell you what Ive been doing and I was hoping for responses back with feedback input tips and tricks! anything with tracking acoustics will be helpful! Thank You
Im recording through Pro Tools 8 and M Box 2 Pro. I am micing my Takamine through an MXL 992 condensor mic about 6-8 inches from the neck side. I have the phantom power and mono both off on my Mbox. I have the level of the mic on the mbox somewhere between a quarter and a half. I record one side of the guitar to the metranome then I record the other side to the side I just recorded. I hardly ever copy and paste. Once the guitar part is there I put the SSLEQ and SSLCOMP on one side and an SSLEQ and DIGi Compressor Limiter on the other one. I have one of the EQ's set to the left mid and low freq and the other one the right mid and high freq. My SSL Comp I put the thresh all the way to the left the gain all the way to the right, the attack either 1 or 4 and the release auto, The rate I put somewhere to the right, Analog on. The Digi compressor I just put the acoustic guitar preset on maybe raise the gain a bit.
Now I no in that somewhere something im doing has to be right, but i know there is alot wrong and I want to see my mistakes and hear other possibilities and options from other musicians and engineers.
Any help, info, tips, tricks, presets, feedback would be great!