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ABY + Stereo?

Discussion in 'Recording' started by MrJulius, Sep 1, 2008.

  1. MrJulius

    MrJulius Guest

    Can I run a A/B/Y pedal on an amps line out, then use those outputs to make a stereo image of the guitar?

    I was thinking this could be useful for recording live shows in addition to quick "in the bedroom at 4 in the morning", but this will work correct?

    -J
     
  2. Greener

    Greener Guest

    It will allow you to have two amps running the same signal at the same time.

    For recording purposes, just record one clean track, double it then re-amp them individually on different amps then pan to liking.
     
  3. MrJulius

    MrJulius Guest

    Woah, thats all greek to me.

    Could you shoot me over to a tutorial on reamping?
     
  4. Greener

    Greener Guest

    Record a clean guitar signal with a di box or via plugging your guitar into whatever you record with.

    Play the guitar track back through an amp whilst recording with a microphone in front of the amp.

    Repeat with the same guitar track on different amps. Try using different mic locations and with the amp in different rooms or in a blanket tent or whatever...
     
  5. Kapt.Krunch

    Kapt.Krunch Well-Known Member

    No. It's not stereo. It's two mono tracks of the exact same thing...which is still basically mono.

    After you get two tracks recorded, then you could apply effects of some kind to make it stereo, (or slide one a bit in time to create a delay). Perhaps a delay or reverb to one, or a differently set delay or reverb to each. Perhaps, different "amp model" or "distortion" effects to each.

    You could run a guitar stompbox, possibly, on one out of the Y. Or you could possibly run a guitar stompbox that has stereo outs (some delays, choruses, etc. will do that). Everything in this paragraph depends on the "line out" level, and whether your stompboxes accept that level properly.

    To get a "stereo" signal, something needs to be different about each side. Running the same exact signal to two tracks, dry, will not give you stereo. It will only give you what is akin to panning. By lowering the volume of one side, the signal appears to move to the other side. You can do that with a mono signal and a pan control.

    Kapt.Krunch :wink:
     
  6. MrJulius

    MrJulius Guest

    Thanks for clarification, I am slowly learning haha.
     
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