to record an semi acoustic guitar

Discussion in 'Guitars' started by Deusx, Nov 7, 2006.

  1. Deusx

    Deusx Active Member

    Feb 21, 2005
    i want to record a semi acoustic guitar directly plugged in to the sound card , i can't do micing.
    i do nt use guitars own eq so its values are set to zero accept for volume .
    my sound interface is emu 1820m.
    i recorded a rythm track on my computer (sequencer software sonar 4) but i don't like the sound. i've recently installed waves bundle software that has so many plugins i don't know which one to start with.
    i need some information what to used for recording it and after that what are the basic things required to eq it.
  2. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Member

    Sep 26, 2005
    Your problem is a common one. Directly recorded guitars, whether electric or acoustic, seldom sound good without some kind of amplifier/speaker software emulator. Most guitars get half of their sound when combined with an amplifier. When you don't have the amplifier, you get what you hear now, which is crappy.

    You have so many plug-ins but nowhere to go as I don't believe your plug-ins bundle has any guitar cabinet emulations? It has a ton of effects but not what you need. You might want to look into IK multimedia of Italy and their "Amplitube" software? Gives you the sound of most popular guitar amplifiers available. There is other similar software out there similar to that as well. That's what you need to get.

    Thinking with my box
    Ms. Remy Ann David
  3. Deusx

    Deusx Active Member

    Feb 21, 2005
    Thanks for the tips RemyRAD.
  4. mark_van_j

    mark_van_j Active Member

    Oct 28, 2005
    Maribor, Slovenia
    Amplitube, Guitar Rig, Amp Farm... Let me know how it works out. Never tried it on acoustic guitars...

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