How do you use an amps speaker emulated output to record directly into an 8 track?

#1
Hey guys,

I have a blackstar ht-20 and I want to record directly into my Tascam DP-02 using the amps speaker emulated output. I have no idea how to do this because Ive never used that output before. What connections should I use and how should i set up the amp and 8 track? Or is it really easy and im just making a big deal out of it haha

FYI heres a description of the tascams features: http://www.guitarcenter.com/TASCAM-DP-02-Digital-Portastudio-241788-i1905399.gc

and the blackstar: http://www.guitarcenter.com/Blackstar-Venue-Series-HT-Studio-20-20W-Tube-Guitar-Combo-Amp-107220881-i1521957.gc?esid=blackstar+ht+20

Thank you!!
#2
Run an XLR cable from the emulated output of your HT-20 into an XLR input on your Tascam. Adjust levels and hit record.

Be aware though, it will probably sound pretty poor. I've yet to hear a speaker emulated line out that actually sounded good.
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#3
Quote by MatrixClaw
Run an XLR cable from the emulated output of your HT-20 into an XLR input on your Tascam. Adjust levels and hit record.

Be aware though, it will probably sound pretty poor. I've yet to hear a speaker emulated line out that actually sounded good.



its not an XLR emulated output, its just a regular 1/4 inch guitar cable. On the tascam theres an input for a 1/4 cable but next to it is a switch that selects whether its a guitar input or line/mic. I guess im using line/mic because im not putting my guitar directly in? and quality wise, i found this video with pretty good tone: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJewAJuodl8
#4
Quote by spitfire915
its not an XLR emulated output, its just a regular 1/4 inch guitar cable. On the tascam theres an input for a 1/4 cable but next to it is a switch that selects whether its a guitar input or line/mic. I guess im using line/mic because im not putting my guitar directly in? and quality wise, i found this video with pretty good tone: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJewAJuodl8

Ah, must be a different revision I saw online then, the one I saw on Google Images had an XLR output. Either way, should be essentially the same thing. Yes, it should be line/mic, but there really shouldn't be any harm in trying both to see which gives best results

Just make sure the amp is plugged into a cab. The emulated line out is not a replacement for having a load on the amp.

That video is actually surprisingly good sounding. Definitely one of the better emulated line outs I've heard. All the ones on the Marshalls I've tried sound like junk.
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
#5
Quote by MatrixClaw
Ah, must be a different revision I saw online then, the one I saw on Google Images had an XLR output. Either way, should be essentially the same thing. Yes, it should be line/mic, but there really shouldn't be any harm in trying both to see which gives best results

Just make sure the amp is plugged into a cab. The emulated line out is not a replacement for having a load on the amp.

That video is actually surprisingly good sounding. Definitely one of the better emulated line outs I've heard. All the ones on the Marshalls I've tried sound like junk.



alright, ill give it a shot. thanks!