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Hey all, my guitar recordings sound really unclear and muddy and I'm unsure as to why. Here's a sample stream of what it sounds like: http://hulkshare.com/4uia5g1jooko

My setup is Squier Classic Vibe 50's going directly in to a Hi-Z input on my ESI Maya44 XTe soundcard. Any ideas as to where I could be going wrong? My soundcard is an audio interface and part of the specification states "Hi-Z instrument input to directly input guitar signals". Link to full specification of soundcard

Thanks in advance.

EDIT:

Ah, I fail. I had the pickup selector switch in the wrong place making it sound really dull. Thanks a lot for your guys...only been playing for 3 days lol. Here's what it sounds like now http://hulkshare.com/83tkrxdujpyb

By the way, is the amount of sustain (not really sure if that's the correct word) what I should expect to be hearing or should I be using a noise gate of some sort? Or do I just have another noob setting wrong elsewhere? Haha!
Last edited by StickmanP at Dec 20, 2011,
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Recording directly to your computer never sounds good. Some EQ will help, but if you want to do good quality recordings you'll need to set yourself up properly with either a multitrack recorder or alternatively an interface if you decide you want to use your PC.
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What amp sims are you using?
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What amp sims are you using?


I would be using Amplitube 3 and Guitar Rig, but what is recorded in the sample has no effects or amp plugins applied to it.
#8
My guess is the ad/da converters in your card arent very good. I couldnt find much info on your soundcard and i've never heard of the mfg before so thats my my guess. Are you recording in 24 bit?
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Ah, I fail. I had the pickup selector switch in the wrong place making it sound really dull. Thanks a lot for your guys...only been playing for 3 days lol. Here's what it sounds like now http://hulkshare.com/83tkrxdujpyb

By the way, is the amount of sustain (not really sure if that's the correct word) what I should expect to be hearing or should I be using a noise gate of some sort? Or do I just have another noob setting wrong elsewhere? Haha!