With so many different tonal options to choose from – where should a producer begin and how involved should they be in the process?
At a very basic level, just think about how the sound of a tapped guitar changes from the sound of a picked lead. Your pick attack is virtually gone as the tapping acts as more like a hammer on a piano string than a pick scraping against a guitar string. How do you account for things like this in your mix to keep your guitars sounding consistent and full?
Rock music has stuck with the formula its fans know and love: big, bombastic drums, walls of distorted electric guitars & at the front of it all a singer belting out powerful, brazen vocals. A distinctive tonality comes with nearly every voice in rock that exudes confidence and authority in a way that no other genre consistently does. As the mix engineer on those sessions, how can you be sure that you’re enhancing your singer’s performance to showcase those features?