Actually, I do double track the guitars. What I do to get some variation is (1) I use different amps for each guitar and (2) I put a slight delay on the one guitar.andrelafosse wrote: ↑Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:01 amI think the tunes sound really good! The first one totally nails their songwriting style.
A big, big part of the sound of groups like this is tracking the rhythm guitar parts twice, playing the same exact part, and then panning one take hard left and the other take hard right. It creates this huge stereo image for the guitars, but also leaves plenty of room in the middle for the vocals.
The challenge here might be (MIGHT be) that one of the reasons this works is that no human is going to play something exactly the same way each time. So, the microscopic variations present in each take are what allow the doubling effect to happen. If you take the exact same take and pan it hard left and right, you're just going to get a mono signal.
I don't know if the guitar VI's your using allow for that, or if you could use a different VI/setting for the left and right takes, or whatever, but it might be worth a shot.
Nice work, either way!
Ultimately, because of the humanization settings in the VI, there will be slight differences between each part anyway.
However, what I didn't do is pan them hard left and right. Just about 60 for each. So maybe that's why it doesn't come across as well as it could. I'll try a harder panning on my next track.