#1
Ive been wondering what some peoples opinions are onrecording strait into the studio or micing the amp. what has better sound, tone, body, etc.

thanks for the help.
#2
Definitely Mic the amp, it gets your full tone, if you record straight to the computer then it will sound terrible, I promise.
#3
Quote by Turkeyburger
Definitely Mic the amp, it gets your full tone, if you record straight to the computer then it will sound terrible, I promise.


Not necessarily, depending on the interface, the DI box you use, the preamp and what amp emulation plugin you use it can sound pretty decent. It's no marshall fullstack but its not terrible by any means.

ESPECIALLY with bass guitar. Half the bass guitar you hear on records have been recorded straight into a recording console, then into the computer. Less mess that way.

And alot of people like to mix the simulated signal in with the real signal for extra power and fullness during the chorus.

See an example of amp sims now adays here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPylmOBN4qQ&fmt=18

It basically depends on what your needs are and they both have their learning curves. If you learn the method well enough you can make both sound badass.

Do you play one style?
Is volume usually not an issue?
Do you have a really nice amp?

In that case, it may be better to mic your amp up.

Do you consistently record in the evenings when volume might be a problem?
Do you record on the go, on a laptop?
Do play a variety of styles and have trouble getting your sound to fit some of them?
Investing in amp simulation might be worth it.