Hallo to all..
I have a few days until i enter the studio to record my bands first full lenght album..
I am on tight budget considering the guitar gear i own..and i would like to hear your advices to use it in a best possible way to get a decent guitar tone..if possible..
BTW, the studio we are recording at is a very good studio..and they everything needed (mics and stuff), but they have no guitar gear at all..
So, this is the list of my gear..
Ibanez rg7620 (stock)
Randall rx75r (1x12 75w combo..with dist, of course..)
Vox Tonelab + VC4 foot controller
(Boss sd1 super overdrive)
I was using Randall combo for gigs lately..i used its dist..and sd1 for boost on solos..it sounded ok for its purpose..
And a few days ago i purchased Vox Tonelab hearing and reading all good things about it..
But, at the moment, i am a bit confused what to try to use in the studio..
Miced Randall..? (is 1x12 capable of giving decent result..?)
Vox direct to the board..? (is that too cheap solution..)
Miced Vox Tonelab powered through Randall..? (it sounds fine fr room volumes, but not sure what would it be like when cranked..not so sure that it is rough enough to be heard in the mix..)
Guess combinating everything of mentioned would be best..but i don't have
much time to combine so much..
I know that miced tube amp would be the ultimate answer..and i will try to rent it..if i find a proper one..but still, what would you think that would be the best way to use my current gear..?
Btw, my bands sound is..hm difficult to describe..something like art pop rock/prog/heavy rock..
And cleans are not the problem..i will record them direct with Tlab..but dist worries me..for both, rhytm and lead parts..
(I also have chance to borrow Hughes&Kettner metal master..its owner says that he got great result by poweramping it and micing it that way...but we'll see..)
So, help me..!
Anyone used tonelab for some serious recording..?