Long story short: I've been producing electronic music for a long time now, so I have a very good amount of knowledge on mixing, special effects and mastering, but I have never EVER recorded anything directly - with a microphone or even DI. Everything I've done is:
1.) Sample/Sampler Based
2.) Synth Based
So, now I've got a friend who is interested in recording some meta guitars - he's also a good singer..., but I've no idea how to get that sound. He only has a 50W fender amp, and I own a classic Meteoro Vulcano 200W. He also owns a turbo distorsion 2 and I've got a RP100a
At the moment I have no money to buy any equipment - usually electronics are way expensive here in Brazil, maybe a VST or two.
We were thinking something rather trash metal, like Metallica Seek and Destroy or Slayers Raining Blood, maybe even Iced Earth's Something Wicked This Way Comes.
I was thinking about getting some mxl microphones for vocals, could those be used for guitars?
But to be honest, I was thinking on recording everything clean DI and then trying to work the distortion with soft effects - so my main question is:
How can I gest the best sound out of a guitar that's being recorded with direct input ?