Thread How do you record your guitar?
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I spent so much time setting up the mic position befor I discovered the Pod... It's interesting to try new methodes whith different mics an ddifferent amps... but it's so easy to get a perfect sound with a pod or equivalent.
But for live condition, I always use tube amp ;-) !!!!
I think it depends the style you're playing, and it depends the way you work. Personally I really prefer working with headphones for recording, but this is true that I haven't the same feeling than when I'm facing a 4x12 ;-)
But a detail: I live in an appartment, and my neighbours also prefer when I'm playing without amp ;-)
What mic do you use? And do you have a special position for the mic?
Well, 15 years ago, I lived in a more sound proofed apartment/condo building, so what I used to do was to place my Oliver in the bathroom with a Shure sm57 6" away from the 15" speaker at a 45 degree angle. A second mic, again a sm57, was placed 7 feet or so away on the floor angled upwards towards the speaker. A third mic, a shure sm58, was as far away as possible, and hung from the ceiling. I recorded 3 tracks as hot as possible, then mixed down to a single track. (My neighbors HATED me. :D )
Today though, since I live in a smaller apartment, I use a single sm57 clone, (I'm poor also. ) around 6" away and at a 45 degrees or so from the Marlboro's 10" speaker. But since I've gotten so used to recording with headphones, I haven't done that in a while. I've really come to love the digitech RP-3 for recording, and everything else. Hope that answers your query.
Quote: i have been experimenting with this for a while. i first started mic'ing my marshall valvestate. i got pretty good tone and sound but i had to turn it up pretty loud to get a decent bass response from my speakers. then i just tried running line out into my board. i am not even going to go into the horror i witnessed. then i found the best little amp sim software that i have seen. it is made by izotope and is called Trash. i dont think there is anything else like it out there. i find that i get the best sound from running strait from guitar to my tube pre by presonus then strait to the board. no eq from the board or anything, just as flat a sound as i can get. i get great results out of this plug in. i dont think i will ever go back to mic'ing.
Yeah!!! This is the first time I see this plugin!!! I will try it asap!!(but I'm at work now ;-))
Do you made a comparative test between different modeling amp? It could be a great idea to realise a test, don't you think? I own a Pod Xt and Amplitube so I can process a riff with this two amp sim...
i can tell that this has the most realistic sound of any that i have tried. i have thrown my marshall in the closet because of it. i could probably make a comparison with the basic cakewalk amp sim but that one is horribly inaccurate.
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