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Overdriven guitar

#1 Post by precario » Sat Apr 11, 2009 3:16 pm

Hey there guys (and why not, gals), how are you all doing ?

I have a question that has been bothering me for a little time now.
I've been trying to record some stuff on my computer, but the timbre I get from my distortions are not what I want, and I'd settle for anything not all that fancy..
I wondered how a lot of you guys got such a nice tone with the overdriven guitar (on the base guitars I mean) ?

The way I record is through a mic placed near my amp (which is somewhat decent enough), playing an Ibanez RG through a multi-effects pedal. (note, I've tried all mic positions around the amp, the timbre indeed changes, but nothing good enough..)
Oh, I forgot to mention I use Cool Edit Pro 2.0

Any help would be really appreciated !

Thanks for your time, cheers !

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Re: Overdriven guitar

#2 Post by teokiatuan » Sat Apr 11, 2009 8:56 pm

what do you mean 'not what you want'?

a sample clip would be good...

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Re: Overdriven guitar

#3 Post by Ugur Dariveren » Sun Apr 12, 2009 2:45 pm

Also microphone is important too. What is your mic?

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Re: Overdriven guitar

#4 Post by precario » Mon Apr 13, 2009 6:22 pm

Alright, I think I have sorted things out.

I got from a friend the Cubase SX3, and then downloaded a pre-amp program to use with it.
Now I have my guitar going directly to the computer, and running this program it sounds good.
The only thing is that I can't hear the timbre of what I'm playing until I end recording it and playing it later..

Oh, and I was using one of these before: http://www.ted-kyte.com/3D/Pictures/Mic ... mputer.jpg

Thanks for the interest in helping me out guys.

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Re: Overdriven guitar

#5 Post by Breeder » Mon Apr 13, 2009 6:33 pm

precario wrote: Oh, and I was using one of these before: http://www.ted-kyte.com/3D/Pictures/Mic ... mputer.jpg


:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
MAN!!! ofc your guitar will sound like shit with that :lol: :lol:

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Re: Overdriven guitar

#6 Post by precario » Mon Apr 13, 2009 7:36 pm

hahahah, yeah, not much of a mic this one. But it just doesn't work with the over-over-satured OD that I really love to use, the rest works well.
I have an old good mic here, but apparently it doesn't work anymore.. is there a way to fix it ?

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Re: Overdriven guitar

#7 Post by Ugur Dariveren » Tue Apr 14, 2009 1:42 am

I agree the Breeder :lol:

For your old mic, you should check cables of it. It can be fixed easily if there is problem on cables. Otherwise maybe its not possible. Someone knows about that stuff should check it.

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