better signal to noise with dry guitar

Discussion in 'Guitars' started by Hack, Nov 4, 2003.

  1. Hack

    Hack Active Member

    Mar 20, 2001
    Little Rock, AR
    I am recording some dry guitar tracks tonight and am getting more hiss than I want when going back through the pod. I have a les paul going straight into an avalon 737 then into the mixer. I am coming out of an aux, balenced, into a radial JDI then unbalenced into the pod. The pod then back into the mixer. I am just getting too much hiss on the pod sound. Am I doing something wrong? Any thoughts?
  2. tripnek

    tripnek Active Member

    Jun 9, 2003
    Try running the guitar into the POD then into the avalon. Or better yet, run the guitar into a real amp and mic it into the avalon.
  3. mike buzz

    mike buzz Guest

    Hack the POD unit is a line in device sending the guitar thru the 737 ( a line input device +++ ) then in to the pod will just add more signal chain and thus gain/noise , also the POD has compression already built into them ( even without an fx inserted ) then you may be recompressing with the 737 , over compression or sensitive threshold settings on the compressor will do this also

    Use the minimum amount of equipment to get to the sound you want , then expiriment with adding other things in the signal chain


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