So I’m experimenting with a 3 way signal.
Bass to bass amp on row 3.
Row 1 & 2 receives the bass signal, octave up, hard panned L and R. Each have their own amps and effects.
Vocals on row 4
The idea is to simulate bass & two guitars, where I have independent control of each LR channel using Scenes.
To add some dimension, i added to one of the guitar an 8-12 ms delay offset, to mimic double tracking. Works “great” to some extent, wish I could modulate it further to simulate 2 actual different takes, as one would in the studio. Gets the job done for live. Definitely widens the stereo field.
Even using radically different amps and pedals,
when I collapse a recording to mono, the guitars cancel each ither out. I was expecting some serious phasing issues, but damn, not to this extent.
What advice could you give me to improve mono compatibility while at the same time widen the stereo field?
Easy on slower tracks without distortion, adding depth with delays, verbs and modulation.
My main gripe is with power riffs with significant amounts of distortion.