Good Sound for electric guitar recording

Discussion in 'Guitars' started by guitar10, Aug 18, 2006.

  1. guitar10

    guitar10 Guest

    hi whats the best way to record guitar ? i have a alesis multimix 8usb, a marshal MG50DFX, cubase SX3, and a microphone. how should i use these?

    i am currently miking the amp and recording that way but it sounds really rubbish and im getting this horrible echoy sound folowing it. a bit like reverb. i get this sound even when i connect the guitar directly to my alesis multimix

    can anyone help??

  2. corrupted

    corrupted Guest

    It sounds like you might have reverb enabled on the MultiMix...?

    I haven't used one of these, but I believe they have a small effects processor. Make sure that it's completely disabled for starters. It also could be that you're hearing it from the mixer and the PC at the same time. Make sure you don't have them both coming out of your outputs...
  3. guitar10

    guitar10 Guest

    ok thanks, i think the second option is more likely to be the reason because ther both coming out, and yup it does have a small effects processer but ive checked and that switched off
  4. corrupted

    corrupted Guest

    If it sounds like a "double", then it's probably that bounceback from the PC. In most DAW apps, it's pretty easy to disable.
  5. guitar10

    guitar10 Guest

    Ok whats a DAW?, is cubase one of them?

    thanks again
  6. guitar10

    guitar10 Guest

    dont worry i fixed it !!!! i had my AUX (not sure what they do) on halfway up ! i tghought thats how they wer ment to be !! :roll:
  7. corrupted

    corrupted Guest

    DAW stands for Digital Audio Workstation... so yes, cubase is a DAW application.

    Glad to hear it's fixed... sometimes it's easy to overlook that stuff!

    An AUX loop is basically an effects loop. For example, if you wanted two tracks to go through the same reverb unit, you could send them out of the same AUX "send", through the reverb unit, and back into the AUX "receive".
  8. guitar10

    guitar10 Guest

    thanks !!! :D
  9. rocker73

    rocker73 Active Member

    Nov 26, 2005
    North west, England
    You didnt say what mic you had? I have a digidesign 002 rack and run pro tools 6.9 on windows xp and I bought a sure SM57 instrument mic to mic my marshall avt 150 up with which lives in a small box room next door to my studio room and i just couldnt get the sound that i wanted using the mic on the marshall although it would help if i had the patience to mess around with the mic positioning! Also my house is a fairly new small semi detached with cardboard walls i.e. they dont keep sound away from the neighbours too well!

    So what was my solution? after ponderin and reaserching for a while I decided a Pod would best serve my purpose so I invested in a Pod Xt live and I just plug my guitar into that and then go straight into a channel in pro tools! You can program the Pod via the Line6 edit software quite simply using your mouse, select your amp, cab, delay, mod (i.e. chorus/phaser etc), reverb etc, etc and away you go.

    I really recommend you check out, its just so easy to get the guitar sounds you need with a pod and not have to spend ages messing around with mics! You dont have to shell out for an Xt Live as Pod do some cheaper units too.
  10. guitar10

    guitar10 Guest

    i dont no what mic i have..but its a cheap and rubbish one !!
  11. guitar10

    guitar10 Guest

    it doesnt have a name on it... :roll: :shock:
  12. the POD is the easiest/best way ive come across.
  13. criedbaby

    criedbaby Guest

    yerp.. same goes to behringer v-amp 2 ... use it as simple as connect your guitar to the input and connect the output direct to console...

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