We set up levels through the board into Pro Tools as usual. The mikes we used were AKG 414 and Rode NT2. We set up two of the AKG 414s in an XY recording technique for a stereo image on the guitar for the rhythm section. Then the Rode NT2 for a mono image for the lead guitar section.
We did a few practice sessions before making any takes, then finally got to recording. We were in the studio from 8 - 11 pm for this session, and it honestly went well aside from one minor slip up on the chorus that I fixed later in the mixing session. Below are some pictures of the recording session.
Mixing & Final Mix
The main mix includes a 7-Band EQ, compressor, Futzbox distortion plugin, and a bypassed reverb plugin on the drums. Then the rhythm guitars received 2 1-Band EQs, 2 compressors, D-Verb -- reverb -- plugin, and a ModDelay -- delay -- plugin. Finally, the lead guitar received a 1-Band and 7-Band EQ, BF-76 compressor, the same D-Verb plugin as the rhythm guitars, and a Chorus plugin on top of that. You can see my mix and edit windows inside ProTools below. You can listen to the final mix here.