July 24, 2024

WALL OF SOUND While Playing or Recording Guitar in Pro Tools (or any DAW)

WALL OF SOUND While Playing or Recording Guitar in Pro Tools (or any DAW)

How to use more than one guitar amp plugin at a time in Pro Tools or any DAW to achieve a WALL OF SOUND while playing or recording your guitar parts.

I’m using Pro Tools, but this will work with pretty much any DAW (Cubase, Studio One, Reaper, etc…)

You can use multiple guitar amp plugins at the same time in your DAW

Many people think when using a guitar amp plugin in Pro Tools, you are limited to just ONE – at least while you are playing or recording.

But this is not the case.

You can use two amp plugins at the same time simply by selecting the SAME INPUT for each track! That’s it!

You could even use three or four or more amp plugins at the same time, all on different tracks, just by setting the input of all of the tracks to the same input your guitar is plugged into.

Then, you can pan your tracks hard right and left, or anywhere in the field, and now when you play you will have a wide wall of sound.

This can make it easier to figure out your parts since you will be hearing a more produced, final sound – WHILE PLAYING or RECORDING.

Keep in mind this is not the same as double tracking. Double tracking is when you physically perform the guitar part twice.

If your tone still sounds like it’s coming down the middle after you hard pan your tracks, all you need to do is make some changes. The differences between the left and right channels is what makes the final tone sound super WIDE. Adjusting a mic and cab will usually make the biggest difference.

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