#1
Hello,

I am currently recording using my RP-155 guitar pedal that plugs straight into my laptop..

But my recordings sound so robotic and bad. Im not sure if its just because I am crap at playing guitar or that the straight connection from pedal to computer is giving it a "fake" and "robotic" and frankly crap feel.

I will get a recording up on here asap, but while i do that, is this something that people think might be happening? Or is it likely to be down to my playing?

P.S
When I am soloing over a backing track or somethingb, it sounds great! then once it is played back, it sounds terrible...
#2
If your'e recording, you really need to get some proper kit to do it with, either an interface to connect to your computer or a multitracker.
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#3
work on your preset i guess...usually a pedal configured to sound good with an amp behind it, sounds terrible recorded directly
#5
sounds exactly like i thought it would...take out some highs and gain of your preset...tweaking sounds with digital equipment is really a pain...you have to experiment a lot
#6
Quote by Jim #4
sounds exactly like i thought it would...take out some highs and gain of your preset...tweaking sounds with digital equipment is really a pain...you have to experiment a lot

This is true however you're recording - it's a skill like any other, it takes practice.
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#7
put a new recording up.. I have changed the positions of the pickups for this.. and using a guitar hero microphone for the nintendo wii!! I think ti sounds improved sound quality wise, thoughts?
#8
Quote by highdarren
put a new recording up.. I have changed the positions of the pickups for this.. and using a guitar hero microphone for the nintendo wii!! I think ti sounds improved sound quality wise, thoughts?


This thread isn't going to go well for you...

Anyways, I've found it extremely difficult to get a good gain tone out of my RP-350.

It just always seems so harsh and thin, so if you want to get a good distorted tone, you're going to have to try very hard with it
#10
The quality isn't that bad IMO.. but im not sure thats why i am asking here... -.-
#11
I think you have to look at aquiring a usb or firewire interface if you want to record your music. There are lots option available to you at very reasonable prices these days. I was in the same boat when i used to plug a V-Amp into my onboard audio card, it never sounded great either. I bought a cheap Line 6 interface a few yrs back and the quality of my recording got so much better. Its not gona make you sound like a ££££££studio out of the box you will still need some mixing chops to get everything to fit coming out of 2 speakers, but what it will do is cut out a lot of the unwanted noise you get from plugging straight into your laptop soundcard when tracking. The good thing about the Line 6 stuff it comes with the pod farm suite which for the most part is very usable and a great tool when tracking down your ideas.

My advice is throw the digitech on ebay and order a usb interface.