I'm curious for those of you that do home recording , how you approach the process , there is an infinite way to get your signal down to track , and none are incorrect , wether its Di'd Mic'd, or other these ideas can and will help some one to reach out from the box to escape the mundane approaches i'm curious for the off the wall ideas , 1) do you record dry and add effects in the mix ? 2) do you record your sound all effected and blend the sound into the final tracks? 3) do you double track your parts to fatten them up? 4) do you look for unorthodox methodology ? and if you do what ,(examples) 5) do you play with tape tricks (what sort?) 6) have you filtered your guitar through a synth type filtering ?(what did you use?) 7) do you apply this to one or more instruments , or vocals ? I have done some absolutely crazy stuff in the studio , it take some time to set up and tweak to get it right but the end product can be worth it , example: Mutt Lange while recording hysteria had the rhythm guitar player record each note of the chords in the backing track as individual notes and blended the combinations as separate tracks to push the tracks to the front, labour intensive but a cool idea , I have recorded my backing tracks and through Melodyne , changed and edited my chords to midi tracks then used those midi tracks to trigger synth sounds in my virtual synths , blending them with the audio tracks as a follower , I am using a kaos pad to filter or add reverb or synth filtering to my guitar sounds for some cool tails to my notes , then spreading the effected signal through a ddl to simulate a stereo spread Using the GR55 to create a sonic pad then the regular guitar signal ot blend into the pad , but also using the midi out to trigger the virtual synths in my system or the kurzweil K2000 . I have to think outside the polytetrahedron , but I get when doing covers to keep things in line with the rest of the group , experimenting is so much more fun than audio mimickery.JMHO so what cool stuff have you done ? and how did it work out for you? any one use Brian Eno's oblique strategy cards or make your own?