I've been writing with my band and when we play live, I switch off between picked parts and finger picking parts throughout the songs. I don't notice much difference in the tone playing live together (both methods sound great to everyone). However, when I record my own tracks at home, the difference between picked and finger-picked parts is drastic.
As you can imagine, the finger picked stuff sounds much fatter and less bright. I'm not using fingernails and don't mess with banjo-style finger picks. What can I do to help get the tones to be as similar as possible?
My current clean channel is:
guitar => Compresser => EQ => Reverb => amp
I'm currently playing a strat and tele with humbuckers and I use a 0.75mm pick*