I wanted to get some opinions on how modern metal bands (eg. As I Lay Dying/Killswitch Engage) and producers are tracking guitars to achieve that fierce, thick, in-your-face, punchy guitar tone (while maintaining extreme clarity and avoiding a muddy/washed out sound)
I'm still new to recording with the KPA, but something tells me there is a lot more going on than simply double tracking with a high gain profile.
Is it a specific KPA amp setting eg. clarity/dry mix?
Is it quad tracking?
EQ/compressors/maximizers in the DAW?
Fancier audio interfaces? (although with SPDIF does this matter?)
Or is it all of the above and more?
Overall, I've been extremely happy with my hard rock/metal mixes w/ the KPA thus far, but am always looking to improve and optimize.
My basic setup = ESP LTD MH1001 (EMG pickups) -> KPA -> Focusrite Scarlett 6i6 (SPDIF) -> Cubase DAW
Thanks in advance!