guitarpro2play
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Join date: Apr 2011
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#1
I have the RP155 digitech multi-effect pedal. Nice pedal, I'm satisfied. The only problem is that when I record in audacity (via USB), with a nice heavy metal preset I've created, the recorded sound sounds very bad, more like static noise. I have a beta firmware on the pedal, because with the latest update, I can't record..
GaryBillington
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#2
What amp sim are you using?

Heavy effects will sound pretty bad if you don't have an amp added in the mix.
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guitarpro2play
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Join date: Apr 2011
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#3
Quote by GaryBillington
What amp sim are you using?

Heavy effects will sound pretty bad if you don't have an amp added in the mix.

I am not using any amp sim, because it sounds well without any. What shall I use?
GaryBillington
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Join date: Nov 2001
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#4
So it sounds OK without an amp sim, but when you record it doesn't? Are you comparing the sound of your RP played through your amp to how it sounds recorded?

If I'm reading things wrong, I could be barking up the wrong tree. However, if what I just described is the case, an amp sim is definitely required - I'm not an expert on sims, but I believe Amplitude is free & regularly recommended, but there's a sticky dedicated to VSTs etc that you should probably read.

EDIT: Just noticed this is in GB&C, the VST sticky is in the recordings forum
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#5
You could be overdriving your soundcard causing nasty clipping. Also you HAVE to have an amp or cab simulator for direct recording. Otherwise all you'll get is crap. If you're the do-it-yourself type then you can build one for alot less than you could buy one. Runoffgroove.com has a couple that are supposedly very good, though I haven't built them because I have no need for one.