is it worthwhile?

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by Halifaxsoundguy, Jun 3, 2007.

  1. Halifaxsoundguy

    Halifaxsoundguy Active Member

    Jan 18, 2007
    Halifax, NS Canada
    I am curious to know if there is any advantage/disadvantage of having the signal of my guitar going through a consumer analog tape deck?

    My signal path is: Guitar > (A/D) Effects box > (D/A converter) > Classic stereo deck > MBox 2 pro.
  2. Boswell

    Boswell Moderator Distinguished Member

    Apr 19, 2006
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    Going through the tape deck will add distortion and greatly reduce the signal-to-noise ratio. Whether you count that as an advantage or disadvantage depends on what you are trying to achieve.
  3. pr0gr4m

    pr0gr4m Well-Known Member

    Feb 9, 2005
    South Florida
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    If you like the sound it produces, that's an advantage.
    If you don't the sound it produces, then that's a disadvantage.
    If you can't tell the difference, then there is no reason you should be doing it.

    If you were me, you wouldn't use the tape deck.

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