My Setup as a One Man Guitar Band - Pt.4 Blending it together

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All the signals i produce along the way have to blended together, no matter if it's live or recording.

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In Live-Situations i use a mixer with built in effect (Drum Sounds), and an outboard effect (Alesis Quadraverb).
The settings on the image below are for rehearsals and streaming.
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RED is the Boss VE-500 Vocal Pre-Amp (L/R) [Vocals] .
GREEN are Di and Pre-Amp (L/R) signal [Guitar]. Dark Green is the Octaver In [Bass].
BLUE [Drums] is the Guitar's C411 Microphone, and the Sampler out for the Midi Trigger (See Pt.1).

Basically it's the same i do when recording the parts of the guitar
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This example is from the recording to "Goes down like a stone". The Guitar has the same In's like on the Mixer: Guitar (DI, Pre-Amp), Bass (Octaver, DI), Drums (C411, and Sampler).

On the live sound is always a spill over like the C411 adds some pure acoustic sound, so it has a more 'natural' feel.
When i do re-plugged songs, i have to take that spill over into account, and separate the parts of the arrangements to get a clean as possible recording.

Of course there are always a few other things you add on recordings to make it more interesting.
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This is the Full Mix of the Song. There are some Percussions added and a strummed acoustic Guitar that comes in on Chorus and Outro.

Have a wonderful week and stay safe, Peepz!

I suggest to take a look at the other parts of the series too, to get the full overview of my setup.
Pt.1 The Drums
Pt.2 Guitar
Pt.3 Vocals

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Can you show us more of your desk? I like to see how people set things up. I have a pair of monitors (different sizes) side by side. I find it hard to work with only one these days.

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Hi @steevc, indeed i got a pair for the precise hearing, and one for a full mix/hifi feeling. A pair of Yamaha MSP 5's and a pair of JBL Control One (I know them since my early days, so they're a reference to me).
It took quite some time to find the right spot, as my room is very limited. When i sit in listening position i get near an equilateral triangle, with about 1.2 m side length.
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The JBL's are EQ'd to compensate the deep mid boost from their location (their back is covered), while the MSP's got plenty of room. Of course, a few layers of foam to decouple the speakers.
I also use Headphones, especially on panning things, and final stages.
Have a wonderful week, Mate!

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I was actually talking about my screens! My monitor speakers are own-brand models from a UK supplier, but they sound good to me. I still have lots to learn about getting a good mix. I don't have any room treatment and I know that is considered important.

It looks like you have things well worked out and it's always useful to learn from others.

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Ah OK, luckily they're on this article too :D I use two as you see. The lower one usually shows the Mixer, the upper one the arranger part of the DAW (on Pt.3 you see a screenshot taken over both monitors -> last image). When it comes to plug in's at the end of mixing, a third screen would be no mistake :).

The upper monitor is a Touchscreen and can be tilted. This way i can move it 'into' the rehearsing room, to control the DAW while recording.

Btw. i did a post on the rebuild of the room

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