#1
Hey guys,

I'm currently using a m-audio fast track 2 to record my guitar. I have a gibson lp studio and I decided to record through the line in since my amp is at my parents house. I have been recording this way for a while, but the more I do it, the more the sound starts to annoy me. It's very muddy and chords just sound mushy. I've heard that the preamps on the fast track are real crappy. Could that be the problem? Is it wise to invest in a better usb interface or just give up on recording this way?

Here's an example song which i've recently recorded:
https://soundcloud.com/ortix/bridge-to-home-demo-1

The guitars just don't sound right. I have the gain all the way down on the fast track, but still.. it's so crappy
#2
Get a used tascam us1641, it is pretty sick for tracking using guitar rig. it has a switch that changes from line in to instrument DI on channels 9 and ten and has phantom power for microphone xlr . , it's a rackmount so i dont know if thats an issue or not, but it gets the job done.

EDIT. i got mine from guitar center used and i will probably never sell it until i decide to go bigger. as for now it suffices for bedroom recording
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Last edited by mikevmpr3 at Oct 14, 2013,
#3
Quote by mikevmpr3
Get a used tascam us1641, it is pretty sick for tracking using guitar rig. it has a switch that changes from line in to instrument DI on channels 9 and ten and has phantom power for microphone xlr . , it's a rackmount so i dont know if thats an issue or not, but it gets the job done.

EDIT. i got mine from guitar center used and i will probably never sell it until i decide to go bigger. as for now it suffices for bedroom recording


i tried looking for it but it's really hard to find here (netherlands). Plus it's a bit overkill (input wise). Is a roland quadcapture comparable to that do you think?
#4
Go read the interfaces sticky in the recordings forum. Loads of recommendations there - although Focusrite are generally regarded as the best option and usually become the conclusion to these threads.

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