#1
Hello, everybody.

I'm trying to record my playing to a backing track, but I would like to have the guitar playing separately off the backing track (so I can mix/adjust it later).

So here is a little schema of what I tried to do.


The problem is that the headphone jack on the multi FX is wired to output, so the recording contains both tracks.

How can I avoid the spill and have only guitar signal on recording?

Thank y'all!!!
#2
Well, the no-tech solution would be to throw the backing over earphones and the guitar over headphones and wear them on top of each other.
#3
Open the backing track in Audacity, or whatever recording software you use. Then set the track to playback whilst recording. Then record your guitar on a separate track.
Guitars:
EVH Wolfgang Special LH
Gibson Les Paul Studio 2013
Ibanez EW20LASE-NT LH

Effects:
BOSS GT-100

Amps:
Fender Hot Rod DeVille 410
Laney IRT Studio + 112 cab
#4
WAY too complicated.

The best setup is simply running the guitar into the PC (using amp modelling software or the tone from your multi-fx if it's a modeller). Recording guitar over a track while hearing both the song and your guitar through headphones is a trivial task for even the most basic free recording suites.
#5
Quote by kyle62
WAY too complicated.

The best setup is simply running the guitar into the PC (using amp modelling software or the tone from your multi-fx if it's a modeller). Recording guitar over a track while hearing both the song and your guitar through headphones is a trivial task for even the most basic free recording suites.


The problem is that I want the guitar signal separately from the backing track.
#6
Quote by G-Dog_666
Open the backing track in Audacity, or whatever recording software you use. Then set the track to playback whilst recording. Then record your guitar on a separate track.


This is probably the simplest way for you. You'll get two tracks to edit, and Audacity isn't as complicated as some other DAWs.
#7
It's not the problem of the software. It's just hardware: when I put track + bass into the headphones, the wires are connected and the signal gets mixed everywhere.

I wonder if a kind of "signal valve" exists (something that lets the signal go in one direction but not in the other)....
#8
Quote by belzecat
The problem is that I want the guitar signal separately from the backing track.

Why do you want the signals separate? I don't understand. You get the same end result without all the hassle recording the way I suggested. You can even delete the backing track track from your DAW once you've recorded and save it separately.
Guitars:
EVH Wolfgang Special LH
Gibson Les Paul Studio 2013
Ibanez EW20LASE-NT LH

Effects:
BOSS GT-100

Amps:
Fender Hot Rod DeVille 410
Laney IRT Studio + 112 cab
#11
Quote by belzecat
Two separate tracks are for EQ/volume adjustments

But they will be two separate tracks. Just set your PC to record line in, not PC out.
Guitars:
EVH Wolfgang Special LH
Gibson Les Paul Studio 2013
Ibanez EW20LASE-NT LH

Effects:
BOSS GT-100

Amps:
Fender Hot Rod DeVille 410
Laney IRT Studio + 112 cab