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Recording guitar signal, feed to amp later

Discussion in 'Guitars' started by Nordvang, Jan 31, 2006.

  1. Nordvang

    Nordvang Guest

    Here is the deal:

    I am currently working on a album and I am on a very tight budget. Still I would like to get the album mixed and tweaked in a more pro studio than my home setup.
    To save valuable studio time, I was thinking of recording the signal from my guitar through a preamp and then take those tracks to the studio and send it through a amp for distortion.
    From what I recon, this would be the same principle as using Guitar Rig or Amplitube for distortion.

    Any objections or obvious problems you would point out?
  2. Kev

    Kev Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2001

    basic theory of operation is correct ... use a adapter box capable of the Re - amplifictaion process ... see the Jensen transformers site for just one example of how to go about it

    often a guitarist will want to play ... to the sound ... of the amp and also use the interaction of guitar and amp to get the sustain required.

    There are sustainer techniques that can be used.

    In some respects you could be making things harder and leaving you too many choices to be made AFTER the event and during the edit mix stage.

    you wouldn't be the first to try this approach
  3. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Guest

    Sep 26, 2005
    I usually track electric guitars going into a small Miked cabinet and splitting the guitar into an active DI to prevent loading down the guitar pickups. I don't recommend the transformer for this application. The smaller cabinet will allow you feedback effects and provide a more substantial feel for playing. Then you can take the DI track and pump that into another amplifier and re-Mike that, stereoize, etc..

    shhhhhhood work good
    Ms. Remy Ann David

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