#1
Hi all
I am a new member :-)

I have a Cort guitar which I run through a Roland GP100 preamp into a YamahaAW1600 [16 track multitrack digital thingy].

The gear review on Harmony Central for the GP100 are awesome but I find that it is difficult for me to get a 'meaty' and rich sound.

Do I need more gear or am I doing the wrong thing going straight for the preamp into the desk or whatever.

I am not very expert on this so would value any advice anyone has on how to get a good recorded sound [various styles - backing , and solos]

Thanks!
Last edited by drak12 at Jan 17, 2009,
#2
Boost your bass and maybe mid.... (or even lower the treble)

Does it always sound 'un-meaty' or is it just when tracked with other instruments.
If so, edit the EQ of the other instruments.

If it sounds 'un-meaty' normally, remember it will sound different with other instruments around it.

And yeah, boost your bass. Perhaps even try your neck pick up...
#3
Quote by EdawMail
Boost your bass and maybe mid.... (or even lower the treble)

Does it always sound 'un-meaty' or is it just when tracked with other instruments.
If so, edit the EQ of the other instruments.

If it sounds 'un-meaty' normally, remember it will sound different with other instruments around it.

And yeah, boost your bass. Perhaps even try your neck pick up...



Hi
Thanks for the advice!
I remember playing the guitar through an amp in the shop and it sounded powerful and amazing.
Playing it thorugh the preamp just doesn't have any of that oomph or power.

I was wondering is it an accepted method to simply record through a preamp like the GP100 directly into the multitrack or does this usually give poor quality results [maybe its just my playing or my ears LOL :-)]

Thanks
#4
Quote by drak12

I remember playing the guitar through an amp in the shop and it sounded powerful and amazing.


This probably has something to do with it. Every time I've tried a guitar in a shop they chuck it through a nice Vox AC15 or Fender Twin... you'll definitely get a different (but not necessarily "Better") sound than running it through a pre-amp into a computer.
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#5
I was just checking out some gear on ebay and came across the vamp2 by Behringer. Teh reviews are again rave and users say it is great for recording directly into a multitracker - I'm seriously thinking of getting one of these as they are so [relatively] cheap

http://www.zzounds.com/productreview--BEHVAMP2