Posted on Feb 15, 2008 12:33 am
Member Since: Dec 28, 2007
is it possible to record, say, a clean guitar track, hook up you pedal after the track is recorded and add the effects after?
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Feb 15, 2008 06:38 am sure, why not? you'll just have to record it to a new track.
Since: Apr 08, 2004
I'd suspect the dynamics of playing will be different. I play differently when clean vs distorto.
Feb 15, 2008 05:49 pm say i want distortion after i record a clean guitar track...how would i record an effects pedal and make it effect the clean guitar track without recorded a whole new track with the guitar and pedal.
Feb 15, 2008 05:59 pm You could fold back the recorded track through the effects pedal, then onto a separate track, then mix the two to taste.. A don't know the Lexicon Lambda, but it's possible with the UB1002..
I know we're talking about line-level signals here, and pedals deal with guitar pickup levels, but I'd trim the gains and try it anyway.
But I like doing things the "wrong" way, just to prove they can be done.
Feb 15, 2008 06:23 pm haha. alright thanks alot for your help.
Feb 16, 2008 08:56 am also depends on what software you're using and hardware. I use Cubase SX which allows me to set up "external effects" tracks. I'll set up one of these using the in an outs 3 of the delta card for example. Running to a compressor. Now in my sofware I just assign a tracks send to the external effects track, and in real time it's hitting my compressor.
Since: Apr 07, 2002
Feb 16, 2008 08:45 pm the big boys at the big boy studios do this a lot actually. recording the guitar parts and then sending the raw tracks to an amp and dialing in all the eq's, distortion and effects to their liking on their own time.
Feb 17, 2008 08:34 am yeah, like herb said was what I meant.
Since: Apr 08, 2004
Send clean track out output 1
output 1 cable goes to pedal input
pedal output goes back into interface, on input 2
in software, arm new track to record from input 2, but just play track 1.
Newly created track 2 should be your distorted signal.
Like Herb said, turn down the output of track 1, so you don't overdrive or clip the pedal input.
You will still have your clean track on track 1, and your new dist track on track 2. If you don't like it, delete 2 and do it again with different pedal settings, etc.
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