I am getting to grips with Cubase 8 and trying to get a decent electric guitar sound recorded . I was playing around with a 2 mic setup yesterday evening into my Focusrite 18i20 . With my 2 mics (1 SM57 pointing at speaker and 1 Sennheiser e609 around 1500cm in front of cab) the Focusrite unit gives me the option to record in Stereo into a single Cubase stereo audio track. I played around with the panning and to be honest it sounds pretty good.
The other option I have is to record both mics to a Mono audio track or I can record both mics to two separate mono tracks . When I tested this , I was not as happy with the result but it was getting late so I didn’t experiment too much . I had a feeling the issue may have been with phasing .
I guess I am looking for some advice or feedback here from users with experience using a single or dual mic setup recording mainly lead guitar parts .
Is it better to record in stereo when using 2 mics or should I be recording everything in mono seeing as the guitar itself is a mono instrument by nature ?
How does this impact on adding delay or modulation then to the record parts stereo v mono ?
Thanks a million