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Taka Perry
post Aug 12 2013, 12:07 PM
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Hi guys,

I decided to try micing up my amp.For my first try, I am actually quite satisfied with the overall result, despite the fact that the amp was a fairly cheap amp. I'd like to know what you think of the overall mix and sound of the guitars in the mix. Let me know what you think smile.gif Thanks.

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Darius Wave
post Aug 12 2013, 02:56 PM
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Very nice and positive mood smile.gif As for the guitar tone...there is a bit of "digital nose" let's say something that happens on the multiple effects distortions when You roll down the volume knob a bit (guitar volume). Anyway...seems to sit with the rest of the instruments.


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Gabriel Leopardi
post Aug 12 2013, 04:47 PM
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Nice tune mate, I like how it sounds. Darius comment is very important, you should try to get more from your amp instead of digital stuff. Another important thing is the volume that you set from your amp, you have to experiment with it until you start to feel that your tone sounds more real.


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post Aug 13 2013, 08:31 AM
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Nicely done! The mix works and the guitar sits in it quite well smile.gif Getting good tone from an amp is often the result of significant VOLUME levels and a mic stuffed dead center in the cone. After that, usually, folks will add other mics at other angles and mix them in.

The usual problem is that in a home studio setting, recording LOUD is often not an option. So typically folks will make up for it with some extra processing which can add noise. You want to keep the "noise floor" low if possible. Remember, when you add EQ you add noise. So try to make your first pass of EQ reductive ( only turn things down, not up).

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QUOTE (Taka Perry @ Aug 12 2013, 07:07 AM) *
Hi guys,

I decided to try micing up my amp.For my first try, I am actually quite satisfied with the overall result, despite the fact that the amp was a fairly cheap amp. I'd like to know what you think of the overall mix and sound of the guitars in the mix. Let me know what you think smile.gif Thanks.

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Taka Perry
post Aug 13 2013, 11:36 AM
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QUOTE (Darius Wave @ Aug 12 2013, 11:56 PM) *
Very nice and positive mood smile.gif As for the guitar tone...there is a bit of "digital nose" let's say something that happens on the multiple effects distortions when You roll down the volume knob a bit (guitar volume). Anyway...seems to sit with the rest of the instruments.


Thanks Darius. I see where you are coming from smile.gif I have a Zoom multi FX pedal, which I used in the recording. I also have a cheapish overdrive pedal which I'll give a shot next time smile.gif

QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Aug 13 2013, 01:47 AM) *
Nice tune mate, I like how it sounds. Darius comment is very important, you should try to get more from your amp instead of digital stuff. Another important thing is the volume that you set from your amp, you have to experiment with it until you start to feel that your tone sounds more real.


Thanks Gabe, I will try using my amp's distortion as well smile.gif

QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Aug 13 2013, 05:31 PM) *
Nicely done! The mix works and the guitar sits in it quite well smile.gif Getting good tone from an amp is often the result of significant VOLUME levels and a mic stuffed dead center in the cone. After that, usually, folks will add other mics at other angles and mix them in.

The usual problem is that in a home studio setting, recording LOUD is often not an option. So typically folks will make up for it with some extra processing which can add noise. You want to keep the "noise floor" low if possible. Remember, when you add EQ you add noise. So try to make your first pass of EQ reductive ( only turn things down, not up).

Todd


Thanks Todd. Luckily my amp is only 10W, so I don't won't have the police at my door for recording a guitar solo laugh.gif I'll take in account your tips about reductive EQ. Thanks again smile.gif


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post Aug 14 2013, 07:59 AM
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Hey Taka - the mix sounds good to my ears, but follow the advices given by the guys in order to improve it. What mic are you using?


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Taka Perry
post Aug 14 2013, 08:30 AM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Aug 14 2013, 04:59 PM) *
Hey Taka - the mix sounds good to my ears, but follow the advices given by the guys in order to improve it. What mic are you using?


Hey Cosmin,

I'm using a Behringer XM8500 mic. I guess it's great for the price I paid ($20). I'm a teenager and my budget is small at the moment. biggrin.gif


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post Aug 14 2013, 10:17 AM
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Sounds neat! cool.gif Btw, what guitar did you use for this?

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QUOTE (Taka Perry @ Aug 13 2013, 07:36 AM) *
Thanks Gabe, I will try using my amp's distortion as well smile.gif



Cool, go for it! I think that you should get a better distorted sound using just your amp.


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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Aug 14 2013, 12:46 PM) *
Cool, go for it! I think that you should get a better distorted sound using just your amp.


I totally agree with Gabe on this one - frankly speaking, I've only been using the amp or preamp gain for distorted sounds for about 5 years now and I think you should definitely give things a try in this direction smile.gif


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