#2
thers no rule on it or anything. just try everything and stick with what sounds best. it can vary between different styles of music, too
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#3
play then record...alter volumes...play and record again....keep doin it until you find generally how loud each should be. Drums may be louder on harder songs so you will have to raise the volume, or softer on others.
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#4
Hard say what the volume should be at, but if you can hear all instruments clearly you're there. Also, make sure the guitars' EQ's compliment each other (don't use the same exact settings).
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#6
Quote by Random3
not sure if this is the right place, but what sort of volume should you have comparatively for each instrument in a band (2 guitars, bass, drums and vocals). the drums are fixed volume obviously so should everything be at that volume? more? less?


Hi !

The most important thing, is that you should be able to hear each other, while still hearing yourself. So don't just turn the volume knob up (or down), you still have to use the right settings (EQ), otherwise you'll just get drowned in the mix... or you'll cover everyone!

Take the time to find the right settings (compromise ?) with your band... That's my suggestion.
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#8
We always put our volumes pretty similar to each other, then EQ so that the lead guitar cuts and the backing guitar sits in the background. It shouldn't take much fiddling.
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We always put our volumes pretty similar to each other, then EQ so that the lead guitar cuts and the backing guitar sits in the background. It shouldn't take much fiddling.


alright cool so what settings should be higher on lead and lower on rhythm? also should bass be the same volume as rhythm?
#12
Quote by Random3
alright cool so what settings should be higher on lead and lower on rhythm? also should bass be the same volume as rhythm?


The main one I'd say would be mids. Make sure the lead guitar has more mids than the backing guitar, it'll cut through the mix more like that.

Volume of bass is preference. We have ours the same as our backing guitar, but if you've got a bass driven song, then have it a bit louder.
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#13
Quote by Kurapica
The main one I'd say would be mids. Make sure the lead guitar has more mids than the backing guitar, it'll cut through the mix more like that.

Volume of bass is preference. We have ours the same as our backing guitar, but if you've got a bass driven song, then have it a bit louder.


ok so turn the mids up on the lead and down on the rhythm cheers

should we tweak bass and treble on the guitars? we usually have them pretty much full
#14
Quote by Random3
ok so turn the mids up on the lead and down on the rhythm cheers

should we tweak bass and treble on the guitars? we usually have them pretty much full

Take the treble down just a tad on the rhythm, just to separate the guitars that bit more.
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#15
Quote by Random3
ok so turn the mids up on the lead and down on the rhythm cheers

should we tweak bass and treble on the guitars? we usually have them pretty much full


Like the guy above me stated, knocking a bit of treble can help make the lead guitar more pronounced. However, if you want a choppy backing guitar, high treble can help. I like to have the bass lower on the backing guitar, increases clarity on those chords
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#17
You're welcome mate!

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