#1
Hi everyone, hopefully I am posting in the right section, I just need some help with my recordings, I am recording from my guitar>amp>usb interface (tascam)> to computer and I don't like how the recordings sound they sound cheap and not professional, I get the same results when recording directly from amp to microphone (shure sm57). I am playing a ibanez rg2 xxv and the amp is a vox da10, Is there any software I could use to enhance my tone and sound quality? I had ableton a while ago I was not to good in using it, but I was able to improve my sound a bit but I cant find a torrent for it anymore and I dont have the same computer. Any help would be greatly apperciated again I am looking for software or a daw (that's not too complicated to use) to improve my sound, thanks
#2
Quote by merks7
Hi everyone, hopefully I am posting in the right section, I just need some help with my recordings, I am recording from my guitar>amp>usb interface (tascam)> to computer and I don't like how the recordings sound they sound cheap and not professional, I get the same results when recording directly from amp to microphone (shure sm57). I am playing a ibanez rg2 xxv and the amp is a vox da10, Is there any software I could use to enhance my tone and sound quality? I had ableton a while ago I was not to good in using it, but I was able to improve my sound a bit but I cant find a torrent for it anymore and I dont have the same computer. Any help would be greatly apperciated again I am looking for software or a daw (that's not too complicated to use) to improve my sound, thanks


it's kinda hard to figure out what type of sound quality you are aiming for. i would guess you tascam might be your tone bottleneck,

you can get an acceptable 2 input interface for around 150 to 250 USD, i own some presonus products but many people on this forum like focusrite. mackie and apogee also put out products (i have not personally tried) that are a bit more costly by may be a bit better.

the amp probably isn't helping much with your problem either, it looks like a precursor to the valvetronix line.

to give you an idea of my results with my presonus interface here is some clips:

line in, using free demo of Amplitube software
http://profile.ultimate-guitar.com/gumbilicious/music/play1030167

line in, using most garageband stock models and some amplitube
http://profile.ultimate-guitar.com/gumbilicious/music/play733334

live, using a few nice amps. everything is pretty much close mic'd and recorded in a live room
http://profile.ultimate-guitar.com/gumbilicious/music/play920678
http://profile.ultimate-guitar.com/gumbilicious/music/play775635

an old track recording using real amps, displays heavier tone. forgive the crappy editing/syncing, i was learning at the time. cover of a KSE song.
http://profile.ultimate-guitar.com/gumbilicious/music/play846382

live recording, then i added a guitar in post with a software emulator. so this is real amp and software modeling mixed on the same track.
http://profile.ultimate-guitar.com/gumbilicious/music/play702960

i probably used my 2008 US HSS strat on most of these recordings, i may have used a double cut les paul or tele at times. my orange OR50H and my THD with possibly a music man amp was most likely used for any live tones. i tended to use some sorta marshall emulator for most software tones.

my mics were pretty much an SM57 into a mid-priced interface (any of the above mentioned brands should provide similar results).
punk isn't dead, it's always smelled that way.

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Last edited by gumbilicious at Dec 12, 2013,
#3
If you want a free legal software get Audacity. Easy to use, some usefull settings as well.

If you don't like your recording audio quality, is has to be the audio interface (or very bad quality cables). If you like the sound you get guitar straight into amp, then the Tascam does not do the job well.
#4
The destructive editing isn't exactly beneficial to getting a good tone.

Avoid audacity if you can.
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#5
Quote by ChemicalFire
The destructive editing isn't exactly beneficial to getting a good tone.

Avoid audacity if you can.


+1, many people seem to like Reaper for a free DAW.

@TS: a daw is not going to do much for 'tone' or sound quality. all they really do is shuffle around tracks and give platform for you to run plug-ins.

also, tracks of the sound you are getting now would also help. we can get an idea of why you don't like.
punk isn't dead, it's always smelled that way.

"A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem."
-ae
#6
If it's not right at the source you won't make it right in a DAW.

What you need sir, is a new amp!