#1
I'm not necessarily an expert at this, so easy on the trolling.

I currently record through a Shure SM58 into my Peavey PV6 USB Interface straight into my computer, but I feel like there's something missing between interface and laptop that I'm missing for that extra quality. Help?
Last edited by gateway01 at Apr 13, 2012,
#2
I think the main questions of quality are:

What you're recording

The quality of what your recording, both material and performance

How suited that mic is to recorded said "thing"

There doesn't need to be anything else really between the Laptop and Interface.
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#3
I use the same setup and I have no issue with the results so far? My recordings are not professional level by all means but they are more than acceptable in terms of the audio quality.
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#4
Well, my recording are 'acceptable', but certainly not up to the standards of today's music.

I think the main questions of quality are:

What you're recording

The quality of what your recording, both material and performance

How suited that mic is to recorded said "thing"

There doesn't need to be anything else really between the Laptop and Interface.


I'm recording the basic instruments, guitar, bass, drums, vox.

Don't know what you mean here.

I know that the SM58 isn't really a 'studio' mic, but we're all flat broke.
#5
The quality of the instrument/amp you are playing and how well you play it.
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#6
My amp is a Fender Mustang III and my guitar is an Ibanez RG7321, but I think the cause of the problem is either the microphone or the long cable that goes with it.

After listening to some of my recordings, I realized that the problem more lies with the amount of static I get. Can this be fixed with a change in my setup? a VST?
Last edited by gateway01 at Apr 13, 2012,
#7
The most important part of your recording setup is the mic preamp, but along with that mic placement is what is really going to determine what sound you are capturing. Mic placement takes practice and trying things that won't work a lot of times, while an interface with better mic pres takes money in short.
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#8
You're mic'ing a not very good amp with a low quality speaker, that's not a good start.

SM58 is good for guitar (unscrew the round grille off it first), but for drums and vocals it's a very poor mic. How are you recording drums exactly?

As for the guitar, I'd recommend going directly into the PC and using amp modelling software.
#9
"crackling" can be lots of things. noise floor, jitter, buffer, hardware problems, etc.

Or maybe you need to learn the concepts of gain staging.
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