You know, I have spent years playing. Almost 25 to be more specific, but when I have ideas that I think are great, I bog them down with distortion, and clipping, and the compression seems to be wrong most of the time. This usually happens when I am playing "metal" type tunes, but it still happens in "jazz" and such.
I am really trying my best to learn on my own with this, and I hate to ask but, I know that NG and its musicians have always been supportive of each other, and I was wondering if there is someone out there that would be willing to set a guideline for me to follow. Or maybe even a reference to something that might help.
What I am trying to do is setup up the proper chain of effects that will allow for good mastering, and mixing. When to add them, how much is too much, and how to make a clean mix.
Help out an old musician will ya? Its not like I have real job or anything!!! Throw me a bone I tell ya!!! I promise if you help, I will write full length beautiful music. Or at least try my ass off doing it, and of course I will always do it for free here on NG.