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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?

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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?

 

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