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Help! guitar...

Discussion in 'Guitars' started by Hydrowolftd, Aug 24, 2007.

  1. Hydrowolftd

    Hydrowolftd Guest

    So i finally got my drums sounding decent, and im having trouble getting the guitar sound im looking for. before i was mic-ing up my old crate combo and the sound was too weak and ambient. last night i tried plugging the line out of my amp into the mixer and it just sounds too fuzzy and distorted but it isnt overblown... any suggestions....?
  2. KingSix

    KingSix Active Member

    Get a decent amp...
  3. Doomith

    Doomith Guest

  4. Hydrowolftd

    Hydrowolftd Guest

    actually i solved every single one of my recording problems today. w00t!
    will post songs soon?
  5. tifftunes

    tifftunes Active Member

    You didn't mention what mics you used, or where you placed them...

    If you generally like the sound of your amp, the amp is not the problem. The position of the mic(s) is everything.

    Try a 57 (or Senn MD421) in front, right up to the grill, at a slight (10 degree) angle, but pointed at the center of the speaker cone. Add a second mic - a 57 will do, but the 421 is better - at the rear, but about 3 feet away.

    More bass comes off the back of the speaker... Sometimes I prefer mic'ing just the rear and up close to the speaker. Of course that is song dependent.

    For mics, I generally prefer the dynamic for loud electric sounds (the loud part is actually created in the mix, not at the amp's speaker!). Although using condensers (large and small) can produce fine results as well. Just not necessary when recording rock n roll.

    Another great choice is a ribbon mic - front and/or rear.

    Very little EQ'ing should be needed in any case. It should be set up right to get the sound you want prior to recording.

    Ultimately, keep experimenting with your mic placement. You'll find what you need, if not what you want. 8)
  6. pr0gr4m

    pr0gr4m Well-Known Member

    Do you like the sound coming out of the amp and is that the way you want the sound to be when it's recorded?


    Are you trying to get a sound that is different from what you hear coming out of your amp?

    Where I'm going with this is you need to start with the best sound possible. If you don't like the sound put out by your amp, it'll take a lot to try and change it into something you do like.

    There are lots of tips and tricks on the forums here for recording guitars. Run through a few different searches looking at things like micing techniques, recording techniques and room acoustics.
  7. Hydrowolftd

    Hydrowolftd Guest

    actually, i love the sound of the amp and that was my dillema. i dont know much about recording so after reading the manual for my mixer i found that setting the gain levels at the max when the led lights up (behringer eurorack with fx) contributes a lot to my mics. not only do my drums sound way better but recording my amp no longer sounds like butt.
  8. Space

    Space Well-Known Member

    The manual...do tell:)

  9. KingSix

    KingSix Active Member

    It's the Behringer sound!!!!

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