With all the working from home, I've really enjoyed having my guitar next to me all day while I work. It's amazing to pick it up and just take ten minutes to clear my head during the workday...... Last week this little groove came to me while I was taking one of these "brain breaks". I made sure to remember the groove, and after my work day was done, I ran to my studio and recorded the base guitar track. Over the last week I've been developing the idea and adding parts. Yes, this is the first pass mix and master. Yes, it will get tweaked, but I like what I'm hearing so far. Because it was written during our shelter-in-place I titled it "The Lockdown". https://soundcloud.com/radiomoved/lockdown Song notes: All the guitar parts are the 594 or the 2408. Rhythm guitar: The base rhythm guitar is 594 in the middle position. The neck pickup is tapped and the bridge is full humbucker. The guitar volumes are mostly neck, but just enough bridge to give the sound a little brightness and bite. I'm running through my Mesa 5:25 in the clean channel on the "Fat" setting and have the gain set for just a hint of breakup. I also have a dirty part using the 594 as a rhythm track. This was done on the bridge pick-up at full volume with a little tone roll off into my Mesa 5:25 in the dirty channel in the IIc+ setting. I then added a VERY clean part that mimics the same rhythm playing; mostly neck pick-up tapped with a little bridge pickup to add some brightness. Lead guitar: The tone in my head was Steve Lukather. I'm not sure if I got there, but I like the tone I ended up with. The lead lines are the 2408 on the bridge pickup. I have the guitar volume at 10 and the tone rolled back to about 7. I'm going through my Mesa 5:25 into the dirty channel on the Xtreme setting. The gain is only at about 9:30 since this setting has SO MUCH gain. The 2408 just seems to float above everything and sound phenomenal. For those that care, out of my Mesa I'm running into a UAD Ox. The rhythm parts were captured using a 2x12 cabinet model with alnico speakers. The lead lines were captured with a 4x12 cabinet model titled "punch" with greenbacks. Both cabinets were close "mic'ed" with a 57 and a 121 and then I had a 67 as a room mic (fairly low in the mix to just give it a tiny hint of air). Finally, the bass was played using my Fender Jazz into an Ampeg SCR DI. The drums are EZ Drummer using mostly provided MIDI with some manual programming to get the highlight parts I want. I use Ableton as my DAW because it's an amazing songwriting tool. It allows for all sorts of tests on song arrangement options. I've gotten to the point where I have good workflow for mixing in Ableton, but it's mix workflow is not as good as some other DAWs. I'd appreciate any feedback you care to provide. and anyone that wants to discuss recording I'm MORE THAN HAPPY to talk and learn. I love the recording aspect as much as I love playing guitar.