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#21

I’ve got one of these and never thought of this… I know what I’m doing tonight :slight_smile:


#22

Any guitarists on here recording without using amps? I’m a synth player just getting into recording with guitar and would like some hardware to interact with, but I don’t have enough room in my apt for an amp.

Would a good pre amp pedal be a decent replacement to get a good tone before other FX? Recommendations?


#23

Currently using a blackstar 1hr (1 watt valve head) with a cab SIM output option. But I’m really liking the vox mv50 nanotube ampheads. My guitar tech pal tuned me into them. They sound ferocious with a mooer micro preamp in front of them.

https://www.blackstaramps.com/uk/products/ht-1

http://www.voxamps.com/MV50

Also if you a recording into a saw consider using an amp SIM and can sim. You can do a lot worse than the lepou freeware stuff. Just make sure you get some nice impulse responses for the can simulator.

I have had good results from Live’s built in amp plugin too.


#24

I usually record straight into the sound card. Sometimes there’s a SHO clone in front for a little more gain. I’m using a UA Apollo Twin which has a great instrument input and amp plugins but I also like using the Neve 1073 plugin with a 1176 or LA-2a. Gets gritty and nasty. Not really amp-like at all but still cool and a little retro.


#25

You might want to checkout the Neunaber Iconolast Speaker Emulator. Great DSP from this company in their reverb/delay/chorus algos, so I’m willing to bet it sounds good. It also has a headphone out too.


#26

I record two ways:

  1. For clean tones I use my Roland Jazz Chorus JC-40 via the line out to my sound card. I put a 1/4" -> 1/8" adapter into the headphone socket as a dummy to keep the actual speakers from making any noise. Works great.
  2. For not as-clean to super distorted tones I use a Mesa Boogie Rectifier Recording Preamp which IMO sounds great. It’s an actual tube amplifier that rackmounts into a 2U space and can do anything from sweet cleans to slight crunch / overdrive to crushing distortion. I’ve always been a huge fan of the rectifier sound, so I was pretty excited when I found out this existed.

Then you an either find some cabinet impulse responses, either free or buy from a place like Ownhammer which has a big collection of really high quality sounds. The IR can be loaded into any convolution reverb plugin and really gives that extra something to the guitar sound.


#27

Always curious about this as neunaber stuff is sensational sounding. Need a good preamp though apparently.

These mini preamps sound great (I shall be picking up the 5150 clone).
http://www.mooeraudio.com/?product/201701233760.html


#28

AWesome! Thanks so much to @steveoath @jonny @kisielk and @bradfromraleigh for your input. This is a great start to building my guitar sound + rig. All the best.


#30

Nice tenor guitar :slight_smile:


#31

I’ve been enjoying playing my guitar though a trogotronic m277 then straight into the interface. Feels about as good as my old vox and no mic work.


#32

I’ve got a Tech 21 VT Bass DI, that works very well for guitar as well as bass. Lots of gaining/etc. options, nice EQ and gain controls. And it sounds very good.

There are other similar pedals, though they don’t all have DI included.


#33

Guitar and amp
(Fender Esquire and Roland Jazz Chorus 120):


Pedalboard: