A recent assignment in one of my Berklee guitar classes inspired me to dial in my Wall of Guitars sound. You know, the sound of an army of guitars that has you surrounded. This effect is typically achieved by mixing together multiple takes (sometimes with different amps and guitars) and the slight variations in timing and pitch combine to create a thick, immersive sound.
But, who has time to double- or triple-track everything they record, and switch up their gear between takes? Wouldn’t it be great if you could get a similarly massive sound using a single take? With a few tricks, you can!
Listen to the before and after tracks below and read on to see how the effect was achieved.
Before (single guitar track):
After (with “wall of guitars” process applied):