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Recording guitars direct?

Discussion in 'Guitars' started by biggdave92, Feb 2, 2005.

  1. biggdave92

    biggdave92 Guest

    I am using Acid 5.0. I am currently recording direct in using a V-Amp. Do I need to keep using the v-amp, or just go dry in and add effects after it is in. Any tips would be appreciated. Thanks
  2. maintiger

    maintiger Well-Known Member

    the problem with recording guitars direct is that the sound often is squashed and one dimentional- I've used the vamp before for recording with mixed results- like ok but not quite there. Some people claim a good sound recording direct with a v-amp but I've never quite gotten there. I supposed it boils down to your own personal taste, if you like the results or not. By all means, experiment with plug ins after the fact. As far as recording guitar dry and add effects later... I don't know. There are supposedly many new good amp emulations out there but i have not tried them. personally, I rather get my tone by whatever means are necessary and then stick a 57 in front of the amp and record it that way-
    Remember though, if it sounds good its good- if it sounds like crap, it is crap-
  3. Thomaster

    Thomaster Guest

    what if it sounds like thunder

    ..but smells like crap?

    change pants. :roll:
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    anonymous Guests

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