We all know that a guitar can sound great on its own but when placed in the mix it may not cut it, and vice versa, a great sounding guitar heard in isolation may sound inadequate on its own.
I've been questioning this more and more lately-
I use mainly MBritt profiles because, to me and many others, they have a nicely balanced sound. They have been my sounds for several years now and i've never doubted their completeness. Mixing a live recording the other day i found i had to apply a HPF and boost some upper-mid 3kHz to get the sounds to "sit" in the mix. The raw sound was DI straight from the KPA in to logic- no processing.
Live sound- There may be many occasions where the FOH guy does this too but we never know as we rely on our backline and monitors, which is a separate sound.
It's nice to have that full "umph" from my guitar cab on-stage but that may not be the sound that gets pumped out-front. E.g. How much of that bottom end is needed FOH?
What i'm asking is what adjustments get made to your "final" sound after being taken from your "already great" sound to make it sit in the mix? Or maybe it doesn't?
Looking for some kind or reassurance here, i guess