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#4281
Quote by luke7848
Hi! I have been researching on microphones to use for a cab in a live set up and get everything from a large diaphragm to a "pencil" microphone. i run off of:

Head- Marshall DSL 100H

Cab- Marshall MX412A

Guitar- Les Paul Standard Pro 2015

Please help! We have a gig coming up in the next few weeks and the microphone I use is NOT cutting it. We play contemp. Christian and some rock. I usually like more low freq. sounds but still want to achieve high freq. sounds as well without alot of buzzing or screeching. Thank You!

If you don't already have one, get a Shure SM57. Most popular mic for micing guitar amps, among many other things. There are other popular choices out there, but aside from the Sennheiser e609 and Audix i5, expect to spend twice the price, or more, for a quality of sound that's definitely not twice as good. For instance: my favorite mic for electric guitar is the Beyerdynamic M201TG, but it costs 3 times as much as an SM57 and I still usually blend it with one.

For live use, I would generally stay away from any condenser mic. There's a reason you mostly only see dynamic mics used live (aside from drum overheads or acoustic gigs)... They have far better feedback rejection.
Quote by Dave_Mc
I've had tube amps for a while now, but never actually had any go down on me
Quote by jj1565
maybe you're not saying the right things? an amp likes to know you care.





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#4283
The lexicon native reverb pack, I especially like the studio and room algorithms.
Oddly enough, their imitation of the M7 is heavenly, better than a lot of other settings
Name's Luca.

Quote by OliOsbourne
I don't know anything about this topic, but I just clicked on this thread because of your username :O
Quote by Cajundaddy
Clue: amplifiers amplify so don't turn it on if you need quiet.
Quote by chrismendiola
I guess spambots are now capable of reading minds.
#4284
Quote by MatrixClaw
FIRST!

Hey dude, the usual cause of valve amps going down is the valves.Once you have checked fuses, of course. I had same on my mates Boogie took 10 mins to fix,,if you have a spare valve to test/.try out in place
.It will be one of the small valves(The pre amp).unplugged from mains. remove valves one at a time, trying the new one in its place,power up,keeping well away from 450v inside.Lol
I done a video on this:https://youtu.be/WI4_C9T1vSw

It called 'fixing crackly pots on Amps' but also has bit on me fixing the valve too'
Hope your get your amp blazing again soon ....and save yourself a £100-£200 repair bill for £20 Valve...worth a shot.
#4285
Quote by NellySlideGtr
Hey dude, the usual cause of valve amps going down is the valves.Once you have checked fuses, of course. I had same on my mates Boogie took 10 mins to fix,,if you have a spare valve to test/.try out in place
.It will be one of the small valves(The pre amp).unplugged from mains. remove valves one at a time, trying the new one in its place,power up,keeping well away from 450v inside.Lol
I done a video on this:https://youtu.be/WI4_C9T1vSw

It called 'fixing crackly pots on Amps' but also has bit on me fixing the valve too'
Hope your get your amp blazing again soon ....and save yourself a £100-£200 repair bill for £20 Valve...worth a shot.

Quote by Dave_Mc
I've had tube amps for a while now, but never actually had any go down on me
Quote by jj1565
maybe you're not saying the right things? an amp likes to know you care.





www.SanctityStudios.com
#4286
I'm guessing that was some attempt at getting people to watch the guy's youtube vid
Name's Luca.

Quote by OliOsbourne
I don't know anything about this topic, but I just clicked on this thread because of your username :O
Quote by Cajundaddy
Clue: amplifiers amplify so don't turn it on if you need quiet.
Quote by chrismendiola
I guess spambots are now capable of reading minds.
#4288
Quote by francesco18
Hey guys do you know what kind of plugin trickery is needed to get the effect at 2:55 (also at 1:50 but it's very brief there) in this track (the strange voice distortion thingy I mean): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbqBXkmukr4

Sounds like granular synthesis to me, or just some kind of stutter effect + some filtering [something like izotope stutter edit could probably do it]
RIP Gooze

cats
Last edited by mulefish at May 27, 2016,
#4290
Hey guys, never posted in this thread before, but I've been lurking the Recording part of the forum for a while (I'm normally in the Flying V thread or the Les Paul thread these days)
Bass Gear:

Mensinger: Speesy
Fender Precision 1989 (CIJ Rosewood)
Fender Steve Harris (CIJ)
Lakland J Sonic 5
Epiphone Explorer
Maruszczyk (custom) Jake

Ashdown CTM 100
#4291
Welcome then!
Quote by Watterboy
Do you have any dilithium crystals or fresh warm dumps for sale
#4292
Quote by mulefish
Sounds like granular synthesis to me, or just some kind of stutter effect + some filtering [something like izotope stutter edit could probably do it]


Ring Modulator
Quote by Watterboy
Do you have any dilithium crystals or fresh warm dumps for sale
#4293
So I have my eyes on an SSL Nucleus. Controller plus 2 SSL Preamps...
Quote by Watterboy
Do you have any dilithium crystals or fresh warm dumps for sale
#4294
Quote by the chemist
So I have my eyes on an SSL Nucleus. Controller plus 2 SSL Preamps...


Do tell me how that is. I've been looking into it for years.
Current Gear:
LTD MH-400
PRS SE Custom 24 (Suhr SSH+/SSV)
ESP Horizon NT-7 (SD Full Shreds)
Squier Vintage Modified 70s Jazz V (Duncan Quarter Pounds + Hipshot Kickass)
UA Apollo Twin Duo
Peavey Revalver 4, UAD Friedman BE100/DS40
Adam S3A monitors
Quote by Anonden
You CAN play anything with anything....but some guitars sound right for some things, and not for others. Single coils sound retarded for metal, though those who are apeshit about harpsichord probably beg to differ.
#4295
Quote by MatrixClaw
If you don't already have one, get a Shure SM57. Most popular mic for micing guitar amps, among many other things. There are other popular choices out there, but aside from the Sennheiser e609 and Audix i5, expect to spend twice the price, or more, for a quality of sound that's definitely not twice as good. For instance: my favorite mic for electric guitar is the Beyerdynamic M201TG, but it costs 3 times as much as an SM57 and I still usually blend it with one.

For live use, I would generally stay away from any condenser mic. There's a reason you mostly only see dynamic mics used live (aside from drum overheads or acoustic gigs)... They have far better feedback rejection.


As of late one of my favorite guitar cab mics has been the C414.

But those are $1000. The M201 is nice though, especially on snare!
Current Gear:
LTD MH-400
PRS SE Custom 24 (Suhr SSH+/SSV)
ESP Horizon NT-7 (SD Full Shreds)
Squier Vintage Modified 70s Jazz V (Duncan Quarter Pounds + Hipshot Kickass)
UA Apollo Twin Duo
Peavey Revalver 4, UAD Friedman BE100/DS40
Adam S3A monitors
Quote by Anonden
You CAN play anything with anything....but some guitars sound right for some things, and not for others. Single coils sound retarded for metal, though those who are apeshit about harpsichord probably beg to differ.
#4296
Quote by oneblackened
As of late one of my favorite guitar cab mics has been the C414.

But those are $1000. The M201 is nice though, especially on snare!

Whoops, not sure how i missed your reply, haha!

Yeah, I really like the M201 on the snare. I haven't used anything else there since I got mine.

The C414 can be pretty cool on guitar. I'm not usually one for condensers on guitar cabs myself, but I've enjoyed the sound on lighter tones that don't necessarily need a tight response.

BTW, just a heads up:

There are some new changes coming to the forum (and Recordings, in particular), hopefully they'll help to bring in some more traffic and simplify the posting process for new users.
Quote by Dave_Mc
I've had tube amps for a while now, but never actually had any go down on me
Quote by jj1565
maybe you're not saying the right things? an amp likes to know you care.





www.SanctityStudios.com
#4297
MatrixClaw
Brilliant.

Also, Derek - I'm looking at doing room treatment. Gonna do Roxul panels, 'cause cheap, no need for frames (ish), and fantastic absorption characteristics (2" of Rockboard 60 is much better than 2" of OC703 at 125).
Current Gear:
LTD MH-400
PRS SE Custom 24 (Suhr SSH+/SSV)
ESP Horizon NT-7 (SD Full Shreds)
Squier Vintage Modified 70s Jazz V (Duncan Quarter Pounds + Hipshot Kickass)
UA Apollo Twin Duo
Peavey Revalver 4, UAD Friedman BE100/DS40
Adam S3A monitors
Quote by Anonden
You CAN play anything with anything....but some guitars sound right for some things, and not for others. Single coils sound retarded for metal, though those who are apeshit about harpsichord probably beg to differ.
#4298
Quote by oneblackened
MatrixClaw
Brilliant.

Also, Derek - I'm looking at doing room treatment. Gonna do Roxul panels, 'cause cheap, no need for frames (ish), and fantastic absorption characteristics (2" of Rockboard 60 is much better than 2" of OC703 at 125).

Nice!

I dunno about no need for frames, though... I used 4" RHT80 and mine was pretty loose. I'd think without frames the fabric would squish the insulation too much and it'd look funny... but maybe the Rockboard is more rigid? I know OC703 is pretty rigid; probably enough to use no frame, especially with the paper coating.

Have you seen the Rockboard in person?
Quote by Dave_Mc
I've had tube amps for a while now, but never actually had any go down on me
Quote by jj1565
maybe you're not saying the right things? an amp likes to know you care.





www.SanctityStudios.com
#4299
Nah, I have some coming in Friday - 12 1" panels. Gonna have to build frames for that, because 1" doesn't do crap at low frequencies.
Current Gear:
LTD MH-400
PRS SE Custom 24 (Suhr SSH+/SSV)
ESP Horizon NT-7 (SD Full Shreds)
Squier Vintage Modified 70s Jazz V (Duncan Quarter Pounds + Hipshot Kickass)
UA Apollo Twin Duo
Peavey Revalver 4, UAD Friedman BE100/DS40
Adam S3A monitors
Quote by Anonden
You CAN play anything with anything....but some guitars sound right for some things, and not for others. Single coils sound retarded for metal, though those who are apeshit about harpsichord probably beg to differ.
#4300
oneblackened Haha, I'm sure. I bought a bunch of extra 2" panels I was planning on building a little half vocal booth in the corner with but never ended up doing it. Those were super flimsy, definitely needed some kind of frame.

What are you doing with the 1" panels??
Quote by Dave_Mc
I've had tube amps for a while now, but never actually had any go down on me
Quote by jj1565
maybe you're not saying the right things? an amp likes to know you care.





www.SanctityStudios.com
#4301
Well, long story. I bought them thinking they were 2" panels, but I read the ad wrong, and I cancelled the order as soon as I realized. Lol, too late.

I figure I can build broadband absorbers and clouds with them, then get AFB or Safe n Sound or something and prebuilt panels for bass traps.

EDIT:

Derek message me on FB I might buy those off you shortly-ish
Current Gear:
LTD MH-400
PRS SE Custom 24 (Suhr SSH+/SSV)
ESP Horizon NT-7 (SD Full Shreds)
Squier Vintage Modified 70s Jazz V (Duncan Quarter Pounds + Hipshot Kickass)
UA Apollo Twin Duo
Peavey Revalver 4, UAD Friedman BE100/DS40
Adam S3A monitors
Quote by Anonden
You CAN play anything with anything....but some guitars sound right for some things, and not for others. Single coils sound retarded for metal, though those who are apeshit about harpsichord probably beg to differ.
#4302
So I decided against the nucleus in the end. As tempting as it was, and as good as thos pres sound, the price was stupid, I could get 2 used Alpha channels and a Mackie controller for the same amount.

So now I'm saving my pennies for a bit, going to gun for either an API The Box, or scour about for either a DM3200 + bank of API 3124+ (because they sound incredible on everything) or an Allen and Heath GS-R24m (wee 8buss recording again! and from a listening test the board sounds nice and warm), or perhaps go and find another DMX-R100 and some Audient pres.
Quote by Watterboy
Do you have any dilithium crystals or fresh warm dumps for sale
#4303
Quote by oneblackened
Well, long story. I bought them thinking they were 2" panels, but I read the ad wrong, and I cancelled the order as soon as I realized. Lol, too late.

I figure I can build broadband absorbers and clouds with them, then get AFB or Safe n Sound or something and prebuilt panels for bass traps.

EDIT:

Derek message me on FB I might buy those off you shortly-ish


Gotcha. Why not just stack them and make a thicker "panel" out of them?

Sure, I'll have to figure out where I put them, pretty sure they're in the shed, but they could be hiding in some obscure corner of the garage LOL

Quote by the chemist
So I decided against the nucleus in the end. As tempting as it was, and as good as thos pres sound, the price was stupid, I could get 2 used Alpha channels and a Mackie controller for the same amount.

So now I'm saving my pennies for a bit, going to gun for either an API The Box, or scour about for either a DM3200 + bank of API 3124+ (because they sound incredible on everything) or an Allen and Heath GS-R24m (wee 8buss recording again! and from a listening test the board sounds nice and warm), or perhaps go and find another DMX-R100 and some Audient pres.


I've got a Mackie MCU I'll sell you! :P

Seriously though, the Nucleus is cool, but I wouldn't be able to justify that price over some good outboard gear, either. If it had as many pres as it had faders, it'd totally be worth it, but $5700 is steep for 2 pres and a control surface, no matter how well-integrated it is.
Quote by Dave_Mc
I've had tube amps for a while now, but never actually had any go down on me
Quote by jj1565
maybe you're not saying the right things? an amp likes to know you care.





www.SanctityStudios.com
#4304
Quote by MatrixClaw
Gotcha. Why not just stack them and make a thicker "panel" out of them?

Sure, I'll have to figure out where I put them, pretty sure they're in the shed, but they could be hiding in some obscure corner of the garage LOL


That's the plan.

And good shit dude.
Current Gear:
LTD MH-400
PRS SE Custom 24 (Suhr SSH+/SSV)
ESP Horizon NT-7 (SD Full Shreds)
Squier Vintage Modified 70s Jazz V (Duncan Quarter Pounds + Hipshot Kickass)
UA Apollo Twin Duo
Peavey Revalver 4, UAD Friedman BE100/DS40
Adam S3A monitors
Quote by Anonden
You CAN play anything with anything....but some guitars sound right for some things, and not for others. Single coils sound retarded for metal, though those who are apeshit about harpsichord probably beg to differ.
#4305
Hey Guys!

I have just set up a brand new Youtube channel dedicated to providing backing tracks for guitarists and musicians to play along with.
I will be uploading daily so make sure to go on over to the channel and subscribe so you don't miss out on any content.
I will also be taking requests on video comments or direct messages.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrWJur6622W1iLZccSn06uQ

Thanks for checking us out.

Simply Backing Tracks
#4306
Hello everyone, I'm new to the site!

While not new to guitar, I'm new-ish to home recording.

Lately, I've been considering getting a multi-track recorder (specifically the Boss BR-80 as recommended in the stickied Intro to recording thread).

Anyone here have experience with them (portable multi-track recorders in general)? The idea would be to record guitars through the recorder, with drums and additional effects done through a traditional DAW. Is this plausible?
#4307
New drums only track of Clockworks by Meshuggah uploaded.
Head over to request a track and subscribe not to miss out on new content!



Simply Backing Tracks
#4308
Quote by Stealthroach
Hello everyone, I'm new to the site!

While not new to guitar, I'm new-ish to home recording.

Lately, I've been considering getting a multi-track recorder (specifically the Boss BR-80 as recommended in the stickied Intro to recording thread).

Anyone here have experience with them (portable multi-track recorders in general)? The idea would be to record guitars through the recorder, with drums and additional effects done through a traditional DAW. Is this plausible?


It is, I just don't see the need for a portable multitrack.
Current Gear:
LTD MH-400
PRS SE Custom 24 (Suhr SSH+/SSV)
ESP Horizon NT-7 (SD Full Shreds)
Squier Vintage Modified 70s Jazz V (Duncan Quarter Pounds + Hipshot Kickass)
UA Apollo Twin Duo
Peavey Revalver 4, UAD Friedman BE100/DS40
Adam S3A monitors
Quote by Anonden
You CAN play anything with anything....but some guitars sound right for some things, and not for others. Single coils sound retarded for metal, though those who are apeshit about harpsichord probably beg to differ.
#4309
Hi Guys,
Is it normal for your amp to hum a little?
It isn't loud but it's there when not playing.
Ive checked tubes, lamps in the room. And even changed outlet and hum is still there. Never noticed it when amp was new.

Regards,
Goss
#4311
Hey guys, I'm in need of a new laptop. My old laptop was an HP in which I used ableton on, it was fine, but has broken down as it's 5 or 6 years old. I have never had an apple computer so was thinking of getting one. I what to get more into recording, using addictive drums and other plug ins with whatever software I end up using with this new laptop (pro tools, ableton etc.).
Most things I look at are pointing me towards a macbook pro, but they are also a little pricey. I found a refurbished macbook air with pretty good specs on the apple website as well. I guess I'm curious as to whether the air can handle what I want to do, or is it smarter in the long run to get the pro. Just out of curiosity, which laptop should I get between these two:
This is the macbook air (slightly cheaper):
https://www.apple.com/ca/shop/product/G0TA0LL/A/refurbished-133-inch-macbook-air-22ghz-dual-core-intel-core-i7
Here's the new macbook pro:
http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/apple-apple-macbook-pro-13-dual-core-intel-core-i5-2-7ghz-laptop-with-retina-display-english-mf839ll-a/10360522.aspx?
#4313
Quote by nonotreals
Hey guys, I'm in need of a new laptop. My old laptop was an HP in which I used ableton on, it was fine, but has broken down as it's 5 or 6 years old. I have never had an apple computer so was thinking of getting one. I what to get more into recording, using addictive drums and other plug ins with whatever software I end up using with this new laptop (pro tools, ableton etc.).
Most things I look at are pointing me towards a macbook pro, but they are also a little pricey. I found a refurbished macbook air with pretty good specs on the apple website as well. I guess I'm curious as to whether the air can handle what I want to do, or is it smarter in the long run to get the pro. Just out of curiosity, which laptop should I get between these two:
This is the macbook air (slightly cheaper):
https://www.apple.com/ca/shop/product/G0TA0LL/A/refurbished-133-inch-macbook-air-22ghz-dual-core-intel-core-i7
Here's the new macbook pro:
http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/apple-apple-macbook-pro-13-dual-core-intel-core-i5-2-7ghz-laptop-with-retina-display-english-mf839ll-a/10360522.aspx?

I can't endorse using anything less than a quad core for mixing. Also, avoid the Macbook Air. The cooling on them is awful. 

In other news, I finally actually bit the bullet on Ozone Advanced, so... yeah. Dynamic EQ is a useful bit!
Current Gear:
LTD MH-400
PRS SE Custom 24 (Suhr SSH+/SSV)
ESP Horizon NT-7 (SD Full Shreds)
Squier Vintage Modified 70s Jazz V (Duncan Quarter Pounds + Hipshot Kickass)
UA Apollo Twin Duo
Peavey Revalver 4, UAD Friedman BE100/DS40
Adam S3A monitors
Quote by Anonden
You CAN play anything with anything....but some guitars sound right for some things, and not for others. Single coils sound retarded for metal, though those who are apeshit about harpsichord probably beg to differ.
Last edited by oneblackened at Apr 27, 2017,
#4314
Hey,
I don't really have anyone to talk about guitar so I come to you guys to ask you a bunch of questions and I want them answered immediately.

First, listen to this: 
https://clyp.it/ti0ua25b

I'm sorry if I just ruined ur favourite song btw.

My questions are:
1. How long have I played? 
2. How bad am I? 
3. What should I focus more on? And like, if u think my vibrato is bad, give me ur best vibrato video and so on.  

Thx for any answers.

You will be rewarded with 72 virgins. Tomorrow.  

Love, Norway  
Cort Les Paul 250

Peavey Studio Pro 112
#4315
Well, fun story guys - I got some new monitors. MatrixClaw/Derek knows already, but I ended up buying Adam S3As as an upgrade from my Focal Alphas. 
Current Gear:
LTD MH-400
PRS SE Custom 24 (Suhr SSH+/SSV)
ESP Horizon NT-7 (SD Full Shreds)
Squier Vintage Modified 70s Jazz V (Duncan Quarter Pounds + Hipshot Kickass)
UA Apollo Twin Duo
Peavey Revalver 4, UAD Friedman BE100/DS40
Adam S3A monitors
Quote by Anonden
You CAN play anything with anything....but some guitars sound right for some things, and not for others. Single coils sound retarded for metal, though those who are apeshit about harpsichord probably beg to differ.