Re: EQing - How do you start?
I wouldn't run the xlr cables and quarter inch ones out of the amps into a mixer. I'd record the entire thing separately by starting with the drums. I don't know what three mics they are but close micing isn't much of a possibility.
Recorderman's drum micing method:
-set up one mic dirrectly over the center of the snare drum and pointing at the center about two stick lengths (2-3 feet depending on preference-I prefer closer distances)
-Tape an end of a piece of string in the center of the snare drum. Then extend that same string up to the capsule of the first mic and back down to the center of the bass drum. The string should now be about 2-3 times the distance between the snare and overhead. Tape the other end of the string to the bass drum and cut the string.
-Now place the second mic over the drummers right shoulder (opposite shoulder if hes a lefty)
-pull the strings middle in the dirrection of the second mic and put the capsule of the mic anywhere where it can touch the string. Face it towards the bass drums center.
This trick helps you get a lot of drums in the sound and less cymbals. It also keeps the bass drum and snare in the center of the mix. You can apply that other mic to the bass drum or snare if desired.
I'd also make sure each drum is tuned before doing this. It would take too much effort to explain how to do this here and it will still be hard to understand.
Now try setting up what ever dynamic you have a few inches away from a guitar cab that is producing sound out of the speaker. I'd face it at the center to start and then swing it alone the side of the cone in either dirrection while recording what you do or listening in an isolated room and finding what ever place you think sounds good and strong. I'd record the clean and distorted parts seperatly.
Once you do all this right we'll talk about EQ
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