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Old 01-15-2013, 10:17 PM   #1
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Decent sounding recordings

I'm fairly new to guitar recording. I've been using fl studio for some time because I'm used to the interface but I can never get good sounding recordings on it

I'm using this sound card

http://www.rolandus.com/products/details/970

I plug a 1/4 to xlr cable into the sound card and use guitar rig to amp model but any time I add a bit of distortion it sounds terrible and there is always feedback even when I record whilst the amp is disabled (recorded clean and then connected to guitar rig) am I doing something wrong?
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Old 01-15-2013, 10:44 PM   #2
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Try other amp sims. Start with the sticky. For metal (unless you're going for something else), personally, I'd recommend starting with Legion and LeCab, and maybe adding a TSE808 in front of it; you can get all of those plugins in that thread.
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Old 01-15-2013, 11:43 PM   #3
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I don't think it's the plugins, I always get a hissing noise whenever my guitar is plugged in. How should I record it? With an xlr? Direct line in? Rocksmith USB cable?
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Old 01-16-2013, 12:11 AM   #4
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I don't think it's the plugins, I always get a hissing noise whenever my guitar is plugged in. How should I record it? With an xlr? Direct line in? Rocksmith USB cable?

with that interface? you should plug the guitar directly into the interface with a standard instrument cable.
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Old 01-16-2013, 12:23 AM   #5
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Make sure your cable is shielded, too. 1/4" to 1/4" shielded cable shouldn't give you any trouble, but some of the cheaper cables aren't shielded.
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Old 01-16-2013, 09:13 AM   #6
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How can I plug my guitar in with a normal cable? There's no input for that
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Old 01-16-2013, 09:14 AM   #7
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those plugs are XLR/Jack combination plugs. Just put the instrument cable into the middle of the plug
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I don't understand man
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They're made to fit XLR or 1/4" plugs. The outer ring is for XLR, and the hole in the center is for 1/4".
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Old 01-16-2013, 10:15 AM   #10
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It's like plugception.
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Old 01-16-2013, 04:52 PM   #12
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plug a normal guitar cable into your guitar and then into your interface where this picture describes..
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Old 01-16-2013, 08:16 PM   #13
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Thanks guys, I didn't even notice that

Sounds much better now.

Now I just need to find a good virtual drum machine and make some tracks
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Old 01-17-2013, 10:16 AM   #14
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Now I just need to find a good virtual drum machine and make some tracks


Steven Slate Drums, you're welcome
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