Fast Metal, Pick Technique and Action Q's
Hey guys, I'm recording in a band that plays really fast riffy progressive metal. The only way I can keep up is if i slam the action down where I am lightly playing with a pick, can't use fingers its too low. My questions are about your preferences:
Thin pick/heavy hand? Or thick pick, light hand?
Flat neck/slightly raised action? Or bowed neck/super low action?
In either situation, the lighter playing unfortunately makes the strings slapping the frets much more noticeable. Will this get washed out in mix, or squashed in the compression stage? Or do I really need to work on my technique? I record on my own all the time so I try VERY hard to mind my dynamics, but with such fast riffs, sometimes its hard.