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Forum: Recordings Yesterday, 05:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 71
Posted By Sid McCall
Well, where is there a 1/4" out on the amp?...

Well, where is there a 1/4" out on the amp? That's probably the issue is that whatever you're using to get out of the amp isn't meant for this sort of recording application.

If you need to keep...
Forum: Recordings Yesterday, 05:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 71
Posted By Sid McCall
Can you elaborate on this bit? How is it...

Can you elaborate on this bit? How is it connected?

The problem will probably be related to however you're getting the amp sound into the mixer, because unless you're using a mic for that, you're...
Forum: Recordings 10-19-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 51
Posted By Sid McCall
Only one way to find out, try it! That said, a...

Only one way to find out, try it!

That said, a cab impulse will make a gigantic difference, your instinct is right. I'm sure someone else on here will know of a good bass one, I use the one that...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 10-18-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 377
Posted By Sid McCall
What makes it unique is the way it's written,...

What makes it unique is the way it's written, it's just not a boring standard pentatonic lead. That's really all there is to it. Strat neck pickup through heavy British (see: Marshall) distortion...
Forum: The Pit 10-18-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,098
Posted By Sid McCall
Can't believe nobody said Airheads yet. That...

Can't believe nobody said Airheads yet. That movie is fantastic, barely a cut below Wayne's World in terms of quality.

I'll also second Cadillac Records, fantastic movie despite minor (okay,...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 10-18-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 377
Posted By Sid McCall
Here's the original:...

Here's the original: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pT68FS3YbQ4

I think you'll find it's a lot more natural than you expected. It's a very unique sound because of the composition, not the effects...
Forum: Recordings 10-15-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 296
Posted By Sid McCall
I don't know if your interface will be any...

I don't know if your interface will be any different, but with all three of the interfaces I owned in the past, and the one I use currently, I do LITERALLY NOTHING DIFFERENT and all of my computer...
Forum: Recordings 10-15-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 296
Posted By Sid McCall
Yep. Either way, they BOTH have TRS so whatever...

Yep. Either way, they BOTH have TRS so whatever is on the back of your monitors, you will be able to hook them up with TRS so buy those!
Forum: Recordings 10-14-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 566
Posted By Sid McCall
Me too! It will come out of whatever you're...

Me too! It will come out of whatever you're plugged into if you're facing something broadcasting signals/with a certain type of screen. It may not be the problem you're having, but whatever your...
Forum: Recordings 10-13-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 566
Posted By Sid McCall
If you're getting a crazy buzz, it could be...

If you're getting a crazy buzz, it could be interference from your computer. I know when I have single coils, they can't be facing my laptop without getting a bunch of buzz. Try pointing your guitar...
Forum: Recordings 10-11-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 566
Posted By Sid McCall
Spoken like someone who has not spent much time...

Spoken like someone who has not spent much time in actual recording studios. I'm not trying to be rude, or get off topic, but you just plain have zero idea what you're talking about at this point....
Forum: Recordings 10-10-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 566
Posted By Sid McCall
Good for live vocals, not so good for 'keeper'...

Good for live vocals, not so good for 'keeper' studio vocals. I run scratch vocals with mine all the time, though. People will disagree, like always, but I'd recommend against it.
Forum: Recordings 10-10-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 566
Posted By Sid McCall
Thank you! I agree both have their place. That's...

Thank you!

I agree both have their place. That's why I hate when someone comes around here and answers a 'should I try mic'ing?' question with 'no that's a waste of time don't bother'

My studio...
Forum: Recordings 10-10-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 566
Posted By Sid McCall
I've used amplitube, waves GTR, and ableton's...

I've used amplitube, waves GTR, and ableton's built-in stuff. Amplitube was the best, and I continue to use Ableton's cab impulses on my bass guitar for every track I record. Cab impulses are amazing...
Forum: Recordings 10-10-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 566
Posted By Sid McCall
I don't know anything about cool vs not cool. I...

I don't know anything about cool vs not cool. I also don't know why everyone hates the idea of spending time learning a real life skill in the studio. I have used sims extensively, and NONE of them...
Forum: Electric Guitar 10-10-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 221
Posted By Sid McCall
Also depends on your guitar's scale. On 25.5 you...

Also depends on your guitar's scale. On 25.5 you can definitely get to D standard or below. On a 24" scale guitar, it won't really go below Eb without feeling funky. I play with 11s on 24" scale, and...
Forum: Recordings 10-10-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 566
Posted By Sid McCall
Screw off, of course it's a good idea to mic his...

Screw off, of course it's a good idea to mic his amp. It's a skill any amateur recording engineer should be practicing. He should determine FOR HIMSELF if it sounds good or not, not take someone's...
Forum: Recordings 10-08-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 589
Posted By Sid McCall
Only one way to find out. At this point, you may...

Only one way to find out. At this point, you may as well just record a piece of it and speed it up and see what it sounds like, there's only so much speculation this forum can offer until you...
Forum: Recordings 10-08-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 589
Posted By Sid McCall
It won't sound obvious, but your tone will be...

It won't sound obvious, but your tone will be altered. Sometimes I adjust the tempo of my demos, but I go back and re-track all of the non-midi bits after I find the perfect speed. The vocals and...
Forum: Recordings 10-08-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 154
Posted By Sid McCall
Yeah, that will work. It looks like your mixer...

Yeah, that will work. It looks like your mixer only supports 8 channels via ADAT but that's still better than two analog outputs.
Forum: Recordings 10-08-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 154
Posted By Sid McCall
Damn, how'd I miss that when I was researching...

Damn, how'd I miss that when I was researching for him? That's WAY simpler.

TS, buy this card. Your life is about to get WAY easier!
Forum: Recordings 10-08-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 154
Posted By Sid McCall
Why? Because he wants to, who gives a crap?...

Why? Because he wants to, who gives a crap?

Yes, it's totally possible. You'd probably want to use the control room outputs, or the XLR stereo output for mixdown deck. The sends/returns are meant...
Forum: Bandleading 10-07-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 211
Posted By Sid McCall
A simple loop pedal may help you build a nice...

A simple loop pedal may help you build a nice peak for most of your songs, that will make a big difference. If you find yourself needing more diversity, a keyboard player could be a fun alternative...
Forum: Recordings 10-06-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 268
Posted By Sid McCall
Everything you have on there is fine, and will...

Everything you have on there is fine, and will make fine quality recordings. You may want to add some good monitors to your list, though. At the very least some high quality reference headphones like...
Forum: The Pit 10-03-2014, 12:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 457
Posted By Sid McCall
Mint. Mint mint mint mint mint. Mint.com That's...

Mint. Mint mint mint mint mint. Mint.com

That's how you do it. I am terrrrrible at budgeting and keeping track of money but my gf got me hooked on mint and now I'm a pro. The mobile app is super...
Forum: Recordings 09-30-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 207
Posted By Sid McCall
1. You'd want to turn them off because you're...

1. You'd want to turn them off because you're recording the end of your chain. I don't think you'll be able to send the effects into the amp AND record the mic into your computer at the same time. I...
Forum: Recordings 09-29-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 173
Posted By Sid McCall
I would just buy an Apogee One and record on...

I would just buy an Apogee One and record on garageband. That is the bare minimum kit I'd use for recording vocals on iOS.
Forum: Recordings 09-28-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 335
Posted By Sid McCall
It doesn't appear to have the pad button that...

It doesn't appear to have the pad button that makes the 2i4 particularly good at combating peaking at the input stage. That said, their description on the website seems very aware of that issue and...
Forum: Recordings 09-25-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 203
Posted By Sid McCall
A small buffer like a micro amp or whatever may...

A small buffer like a micro amp or whatever may be necessary if you use a split cable. The Morley ABY should have a buffer built in, though. Just something to be aware of, since you don't want a weak...
Forum: Recordings 09-19-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 184
Posted By Sid McCall
Very strange. I'm guessing you saved your preset...

Very strange. I'm guessing you saved your preset and everything? I made some custom vocal and bus presets in IR-L on my Mac, and they all saved properly and have held steady through multiple DAW...
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