Hi folks So I'm about to start recording some tracks (5 in total) and need your advice/suggestions on how to do so, considering a few limitations. I'm sorry, I'm feeling a bit undecided here. Here's the gear list to be used, besides guitar: Audio Interface: Focusrite 18i8 2nd Gen Guitar Preamp: Mesa Boogie Triaxis FX Unit: TC Electronic G-Force (reverbs and compression, only, so far) MIDI pedalboard: Roland FC200 PC: 2012, ASUS Laptop with i7 and 16GB RAM (it serves well) Regular playing rig for rehearsals and home use is: Guitar to Triaxis (LEAD2 Yellow mode, eventually Green or Red), Triaxis loop out to G-Force audio input, G-Force stereo audio out to Triaxis loop return. Triaxis output Stereo output into 2:Fifty poweramp then cabs for rehearsals or daytime play. Record output into Focusrite 18i8 for draft recording or night-time play. Optimally, I'd mic the guitar (using a Mesa Boogie 2:Fifty power amp and 2x 112 home made cabs loaded with Celestions Century Vintage), but since I'm about to do it at night, that is simply out of question, so, no microphones. Also, I'll be recording at 44.1kHz sample rate since it't what is setup in the master file for each song. These files are being shared with the other band members through MEGA.NZ so we have everything synchronized and each one of us can do their recordings at home. Also important to notice is that the G-Force digital In/Out goes at 44.1kHz sample rate and that it also digitalizes the signal internally at the audio I/O, it is not true bypass... Now, here are the questions, how should I manage the signal chain? Use the rig as is and record like I'd be playing normally at night (using Triaxis' Record outs), having the signal converted from analogue to digital at the G-Force and then again at the Focusrite. The same as above, however, recording with the Triaxis raw outputs and add IRs at the DAW Recording the Triaxis directly into the Focusrite: Bypassing the G-Force completely, using VST FXs (since I'm using only Compression and reverbs...) Using the G-Force's FX, however, routing the signal through the digital I/O between the audio interface and the G-Force and recording an additional track with FXs (I've done this before). Using the compensated Record Outputs Using the Raw outputs and then use IRs at the DAW. Using a MIX (at the DAW, so separated tracks) of the Triaxis' compensated outs + raw outputs with IRs... The IRs to be used (if going this route) are some home made that I've done of my Cabs+2:Fifty, that I think sound nice. So, there you go, I think I managed to clearly formulate all possible options. Please notice that I'm aware that the Triaxis' compensated outputs don't get much love in the internet. I must say that I like what I hear from my Triaxis unit and I have also heard other units with awful compensated outs, it really left me speechless at the different tones and feel. The tones I'm after are more into the RAW kind of stuff and we range from crystal clean to really dirt and heavy, from jazzy to saturated thrash. We're an instrumental progressive heavy rock/metal band, if that means anything. Last but not least, I'm (we're) not interested in sounding like this or that band So, what say you?