I have an original M-Box running on a PC, and I want to try simply recording some fingerstyle guitar rhythms with high gain electric lead over them, and I would like some advice on recording the acoustic guitar.
For the acoustic guitar, I'm playing a Taylor with a fishman prefix through a california blonde. Should I mic that cab or record direct?
For the acoustic track in particular, I want some advice about applying compression to the acoustic guitar, and I want to know if I should get an external compressor unit or use the compressor plugin built into pro tools le. I haven't ever used that effect before, and I'm not sure what to do. Are the default settings good?
Gain 0 db
Threshold -31 db
release 50 ms
For the electric high gain lead, I just plan to mic a cab. The high gain should provide its own compression. Will I still need to compress that mic input for the cab? I want to record at high volume for musical feedback effect, and I have had problems in the past with it seeming like the mic gets overloaded and the results are crackly. Is that just a mic placement issue?
Thanks for all help.