Direct Line Recording

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Member Since: May 27, 2004

I attempted to direct record guitar parts for my bands CD but was having trouble with the AMP SIM I was using. I was using The Green Machine II for my amp sim but I was unable to get sufficient gain to bring out the harmonics that my bands guitar player kind of lives on. Anybody have any settings that can help with this? Thanks

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Since: Oct 30, 2003

Jun 06, 2005 09:40 am

what are you recording into? if its a soundcard, you may have the input set at the wrong level (maybe you've got it set as +4 and it needs to be -10, i think thats the right way round).

I am not a crook's head
Since: Mar 14, 2003

Jun 06, 2005 11:09 am

The Green Machine is a VST plugin. You are going to need some sort of preamp between your guitar and your sound card to bring the signal up to a workable level.

Hold 'Em Czar
Since: Dec 30, 2004

Jun 06, 2005 11:45 am

ICK!!! yeah man if you have a mic and an amp USE IT!! even if you record it clean, you can add the plugin' distortion later....i think i've heard that plugin before, and if it sounds like crap, don't use it.

my $.02

I am not a crook's head
Since: Mar 14, 2003

Jun 06, 2005 11:48 am

Yeah, that's my two cents too. Now you almost have a nickel's worth of opinion to record with a mic! Or at least a POD or J-Station or something!

Since: Apr 03, 2002

Jun 06, 2005 12:07 pm

I dunno, I really dug the GreenMachine personally. Software based guitar modelling has come a long way, I really like the Greenmachine.

Answer:On a good day, lipstick.
Since: Jun 24, 2004

Jun 06, 2005 04:43 pm

Voxengotubeamp has some nice settings for bringing out the harmonics. My favourite right now is Tubebaby.

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