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#2461123 - 01/08/13 05:33 AM recording solution
simus35 Offline
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Hi I need some info
I would like to record some guitar riff and bass riff
I know I can use mic to record or the XLR line out I have on both of my amp
wich one is better
thanks
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#2461126 - 01/08/13 06:25 AM Re: recording solution [Re: simus35]
Winston Psmith Offline
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Originally Posted By: simus35
Hi I need some info
I would like to record some guitar riff and bass riff
I know I can use mic to record or the XLR line out I have on both of my amp
wich one is better
thanks


First, I would have to ask "What are you recording into?" - MTR, Computer, Tape? Then I'd want to know about your recording space - you won't get any room sound, or speaker loading, if you go direct from the Line Out, but that may be a good thing. There are also USB mics, for recording to your Mac or PC.

In most cases, for a 'live' sound, mic-ing the amp is the classic technique.
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#2461156 - 01/08/13 08:14 AM Re: recording solution [Re: Winston Psmith]
simus35 Offline
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I use Yamaha MG124CX mixer and my computer have the E-MU 0404 PCIe( from my computer sound card I connect the L/R out to the last stereo channel and the left input in the aux to record one track at the time and on the mixer the L/R out to the power amp and the out of the power amp to the speaker. all my music stuff gear are in the basement of my house and all the dam pipe for the heating system are on the celling and when I play guitar or bass or synth. I have some or a lot of vibration from those big heating pipe system
I hope you understand my English and I hope you understand what I mean
thanks


Edited by simus35 (01/08/13 08:15 AM)
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Marshall VM2266
fender head
Roland GA-120
Fender Stratocaster 1999 MIA
Ibanez S520EX BK
Godin LG Signature
Ktone hollow body
Epi 1960 Tribute
Seagull S6

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#2461161 - 01/08/13 08:35 AM Re: recording solution [Re: simus35]
Terrell Offline
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Your amps (listed in the signature) are not modelers, so I'd suggest microphones will be better.

You can use a cardiod pattern microphone (uni-directional) to get isolation from unwanted noise. A good rule of thumb is to point the speaker cabinet 15 degrees of axis to the noisy source and then point the microphone at the cabinet. The pickup pattern (cardiod) will reject sound from the noisy item.

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#2461210 - 01/08/13 11:19 AM Re: recording solution [Re: Terrell]
Larryz Offline
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Because of the background pipes banging around I would think going direct to the mixer using the xlr out from the amp would be a good way to go. Then use the mixer out to your recorder. If I was just recording some riffs, I would put them on my digitec looper and then store them on the computer if I want to and skip all of the above. I'm not really into recording but when using mic's and something makes background noise (ie. phone ringing, dog barking, refrigerator, Air Conditioner, Heater, Wife howling, etc.) it still bugs the sh*t out of me!

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#2461224 - 01/08/13 12:15 PM Re: recording solution [Re: Larryz]
simus35 Offline
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thanks for the info
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Marshall VM2266
fender head
Roland GA-120
Fender Stratocaster 1999 MIA
Ibanez S520EX BK
Godin LG Signature
Ktone hollow body
Epi 1960 Tribute
Seagull S6

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