Guest Posted June 7, 2000 Share Posted June 7, 2000 This topic is not part of the debate of recording direct vs. using real amps. This topic is for us that actually prefers to work this way for different reasons. In my case the reason is that I record at home. Usually late in the evening when the kids are asleep and my wife is doing other things and she doesn't need to hear take 31 of a song she may not even like. I would like to see peoples' suggestions of setting up a direct recording rig, reviews of products, specialt tips on using a specific piece of equipment, arguments to convince your significant other that this product will really make a difference in her/his life and therefore you should buy it :-), etc. All in the name of shared learning, and fun. I would then like to contribute my 2 kronor. I guess that should be cents but in Sweden we use kronor ;-) I use a Yamaha DG-1000 into a t.c. electronic G-Force. I consider the DG-1000 being the most responsive direct recordning unit on the market today. It's now being phased out of production by Yamaha and in Europe they have reduced the price substantially and now may be bargain time. This set-up worked fine for a long time. Then I realized I needed some more vinage sounds. First I tried to get the old Roland GP-8 as the signal path is mainly analog but the unit itself being programmable. It was too noisy even when not using any of the effects. This may have been a fault of that particular unit and I haven't had the chance to try another. Since then I have augmented my rig with a Boss CS-3 compressor for the compressor sounds that sounds a bit "uglier" i a positive way (for studio like compression I use the G-Force), a reissue Tube Screamer and my old Cry Baby. I will definitely try the new VHT tube buffer/pedel power supply when it becomes available over here as I think it will make my rig sound even better. I have found out that I will always be on the journey looking for the ultimate direct recording sound. So fellow travellers, let's make this topic long lived and fun topic to read. Full of information, respect for difference of opinion and optimism of someday reaching our destinaton. Best regards, Mats Nermark Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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