#1
well mainly i just cant get the guitar to sound right when i record with my metalzone pedal also connected...is there speical way to do this or should i just reocrd it driect line in from guitar to DUET?
#2
Metalzone?
theres your problem!

what is your full signal chain?
and are you using any amp-sim plugins inside your sequencer?
#4
simply put your not going to get a good tone out of just a metal-zone, as you've already noticed.
the problem is that there is no poweramp or speaker to dampen down the high-frequencies and shape the tone.
try running straight in and use a freeware amp-sim like Dirthead.

whats software are you using?
#5
I had the same problem with my BOSS GT-10. Just buy a dynamic mic and mic your amp. Sounds a lot better. And easier than getting more software.
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#6
This^.

You've gone out and spent good money on a *great* interface. I mean, anything by Apogee is world-class. You're really short-changing yourself on your investment if you do anything less than a proper mic on a proper amp.

CT
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#7
well it came with the intrument line in cables so i assumed it would be better than micin the amp..

but apperntly im mistaken
#8
Quote by speedmetalcore
well it came with the intrument line in cables so i assumed it would be better than micin the amp..

but apperntly im mistaken


ya see, theres a fundimental difference between a miced sound and the sound of going straight in. when miced up, the guitar signal passes through a few layers of filtering (pre-amp/EQ/Power-amp/Cab/Speakers/Mic/Mic-position) that all add up to a (hopefully) good sound.

with a pedal plugged straight in without and amp-sim or cab-sim you have that raw, scratchy tone of the pedal and no nice speaker-tone.
#9
that makes perfect sense actually.
im stupid haha

but hey just wondering if anyone has logic (thats what i use)

are there any good amp sims that would benifit me?
i dnt have access to a great amp right now
#10
ok here goes,

a good high gain Amp-sim is Dirthead

http://www.ndzeit.org/guitar/dirthead.html

the other one i use is called Wagner Sharp, but its just a pre-amp section, meaning you need to add your own cab "impulse" afterward.

http://www.the29a.org/nickcrow/Wagner_Sharp_v0.6.zip

an impulse is basically a file that has captured the sonic attributes of a space or a piece of equipment. they are mostly used for capturing and re-producing reverbs from real spaces but they can be used to capure the properties of a power-amp/cab/mic setup.

heres a thred that explains it all,

http://www.ultimatemetal.com/forum/production-tips/427135-impulse-faq.html

you'd use a vst called Kefir to load the impulse

http://www.audioproduction.gr/content/view/127/48/
#11
This is probably a noob question, but I need to know anyway. Can I use any of these Amp Simulators with Garageband? I don't own a mic, and am still using direct input from the back of my amp into the computer to record.
#12
But still... it's an Apogee. He is really doing a disservice to his investment by using anything other than a proper signal chain in front of it. If he wanted to or needed to use amp sims and the like, he could use an Audigy for that.

CT
Could I get some more talent in the monitors, please?

I know it sounds crazy, but try to learn to inhale your voice. www.thebelcantotechnique.com

Chris is the king of relating music things to other objects in real life.