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post Dec 6 2008, 08:31 AM
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Hey,

Check out my vid of me playing around. Is the sound good? I think it sounds ok for a amp-to-mic setup. It's not a direct line to my comp but, anyway... Also, let me have any suggestions you can think of for improving my tone.


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Going to remake this with Ivan's suggestions in mind biggrin.gif




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post Dec 6 2008, 11:48 AM
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Hi mate,when I click on the link it says that link is broken or out of date.


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post Dec 6 2008, 12:01 PM
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QUOTE (Nemanja Filipovic @ Dec 6 2008, 11:48 AM) *
Hi mate,when I click on the link it says that link is broken or out of date.

Here's the link


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post Dec 6 2008, 01:52 PM
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I think it sounds great mate, here are some tips on improving your video and audio quality:

- Put another light in front of you to the left (camera view left) so you increase brightness in that part of the screen.
- Make a bit more wider shot, and put your guitar to a more straight angle in relation to the camera.
- When micing the amp, make sure you record it as dry as you can, no reverbs or anything. This enables you to tweak the sound later, which will be a lot harder with the reverb because it changes the way your guitar sounds. Try covering you amp with a blanket to remove any flutter echo or other room reverberations. This way you will get a dry guitar, and in the mix you can EQ it, and add reverb to your liking.
- when recording it is good to use a slighly less distortion cause later in the mix the sound will be even more distorted. When you record too distorted guitar sound right away the dynamics of the tone is not preserved and with all other instruments it will not come out nicely. So less drive is more in this case. Slighlty less drive makes it more defined later in the mix.
- Try to record the same piece twice with the metronome and pan channels left and right, this will give you a solid stereo picture of your riffing and make the guitars sound more fuller in general.

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post Dec 6 2008, 06:28 PM
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QUOTE (Ivan Milenkovic @ Dec 6 2008, 01:52 PM) *
I think it sounds great mate, here are some tips on improving your video and audio quality:

- Put another light in front of you to the left (camera view left) so you increase brightness in that part of the screen.
- Make a bit more wider shot, and put your guitar to a more straight angle in relation to the camera.
- When micing the amp, make sure you record it as dry as you can, no reverbs or anything. This enables you to tweak the sound later, which will be a lot harder with the reverb because it changes the way your guitar sounds. Try covering you amp with a blanket to remove any flutter echo or other room reverberations. This way you will get a dry guitar, and in the mix you can EQ it, and add reverb to your liking.
- when recording it is good to use a slighly less distortion cause later in the mix the sound will be even more distorted. When you record too distorted guitar sound right away the dynamics of the tone is not preserved and with all other instruments it will not come out nicely. So less drive is more in this case. Slighlty less drive makes it more defined later in the mix.
- Try to record the same piece twice with the metronome and pan channels left and right, this will give you a solid stereo picture of your riffing and make the guitars sound more fuller in general.


Thanks man, those are some good tips there. Also, I thought of another question. When micing my cab, do I have the mic close to one speaker as possible, or put the mic back a foot or so from the cab? It's a condenser mic btw.


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post Dec 8 2008, 09:02 PM
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With a condenser mic it is best to put it ~5 inches away from the cab and crank the amp as loud as you can afford. This will open the sound on the cab. Anything closer can possibly damage the condenser mic cause they are not made to withstand high sound pressure levels. Try to baffle the sound around the cab so you don't get any reverberation. You can insert some blankets around the cab area, or make use of the furniture you have to create as dry sound as possible. Also before recording take and hour or two for experimenting with different positions of the mic in front of a cab, record 10 samples with different positions, and mark the positions. Although it may be boring work and time consuming, you will surely find the best positions for that and future recordings.


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