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Looper pedal vs DAW repeat

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7 years 5 months
I haven't played much on a loop pedal and I know I can just loop a phrase on my DAW Logic Pro and play over it but I seem to remember it being a lot more FUN playing with a looper pedal.
Does anyone find that a looper pedal is more fun than playing over a repeated loop on software on a computer?

Bass guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar ONE pedal?

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3 years 5 months
Hi! Right now I have a Digitech BP90 bass pedal and I like the outboard effects because they are quick to navigate different presets with the foot and all. I also own an Acoustic and i'm planing on getting an electric.
My question is , is it possible to find one pedal that's good for all three guitars?

Clipping guitar pedal loses mojo when volume lowered

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12 years 7 months
So.. I'm recording some guitar and one side of the channel clips or the waveform periodically looks like a solid block, but when the volume is lowered or attenuated in any way, the pedal being used by the guitar totally loses it's 'mojo'. WTF?

Any ideas on how to cure clipping in a situation like this? I've tried several different things and nothing has helped yet..

Guitar and bass > Pedal Board > DI box > Recording Interface

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7 years 3 months
Hi guys, I have questions those are making me crazy.

-I have to record an electric guitar (passive pups) and a bass with passive pups too, they are gonna use pedalboard effects.
-I don't want to use Amps and Mic Techniques, and I would like to experiment a little with these Direct Boxes.(learn something new)

Did my Rat pedal blow my input tube?

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8 years 7 months
A week or so ago I was jamming with my BYOC Mouse pedal (vintage Rat clone) and at points I had the volume and gain at full into my JCM800 2203 100w head. The amp was fine then, but then I switched to my 808 OD pedal and played for a little bit and then I heard a pop sound and the amp got really quiet. On a hunch I swapped the input tube for one I had lying around and the amp came back to normal. I know the 808 wouldn't blow the input tube, especially how I was running it with the gain off, but the Rat pedal is new to me and I had it dialed pretty extremely.

Garage band distortion pedals not working properly

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8 years
Hi, ive just recently set up my home recording studio and im very happy with it but im having trouble with the distortion pedals in garage band . I chose the grinder pedal and it seems to work well but out of the blue the distortion drop out on a random note. I never had this problem with my boss stomp pedals. Is there something im not setting correctly or should i forget about virtual pedals and go back to my boss stomp box? Cheers guys.

Guitar MIDI Pedal

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10 years 8 months
Hello I've been working with idea of finding/building a guitar MID pedal but I don't exactly know where to start. I have been currently using a DL4 as a loop pedal, but I would love to find a way to use Ableton Live as a memory bank instead of the 14s playback offered from the DL4. I would also like this controller to be foot operated/slightly heavy duty. I'm thinking 5 Switches(all programmable) = 3 Banks for Arming tracks, 1 Start stop, and 1 for tap tempo. Unless there are better suggestions (like finding a second guitar player)

Using Boss Guitar Pedals for Live Delay

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10 years 2 months
Hey guys,

So the Mackie board I usually use for live sound doesn't have any built in effects, but I would like to use delay on vocals. How do I go about chaining a Boss DD7 delay pedal? Do I use the insert channel? Or just patch it through before it hits the board?

Pax Caritas et lol,

Pedal Noise from Grand Piano

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14 years 9 months

I'm currently attempting to record a grand piano, and have run in to a few little hick ups. To give you an idea of my set up... I have one Shure SM81 mic which is running through a lower end M Audio interface. I wish I could record it in stereo, but this is all I can afford at the moment. So I feel like the sweet spot is with the mic pointing straight down at the mid section of the piano (lid up)... So far this gives the best results tone-wise. The problem with this spot is that I am picking up big time noise every time the pianist pushes the pedals!

Are there any FX that will create volume pedal swell effect while recording guitar?

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9 years 10 months
Is there a way to set up a compressor or limiter, flanger or other so that while recording straight into my DAW (Studio One) I can get the feel of a guitar volume pedal ( as I don't have a pedal)? I know once I'm editing I can do fade ins and fade outs but wondered if there was a way to accomplish the feel while recording? I thought maybe some kind of effect with a slow attack and / or slow release might work?