I’m having fun recording some distorted guitar sounds with my new Keeley over drive pedal. The tone controls make it very flexible and combine with the overdrive channel on my Carr amp it really sings. I was thinking my Carr’s overdrive was fat and warm, but hard to hear the center of the note. By adding the Keeley in front of the amp, I can tweak the sound just right. I just recorded some wailing guitar that will be blended in with my orchestral score for this TV movie I’m scoring.
Here’s my recording chain. A Strat through a Carr Raleigh amp, miked with a Fathead II ribbon mike, into a DW Fearn VT-2 Preamp, into a Manley ELOP compressor, through Apogee converters and into the computer. Pretty sweet sounding!