I just bought a Boss RC-2 Loop Station (the small one) and I was wondering if it was possible to play a backing track in a clean tone, then record a distortion tone over it. I have a Vox Valvetronix AD15 and whenever I try to record in one of the distorted amp models, all the sound coming out of the amp comes out distorted. Is there any way resolve this problem?
well I would think putting a distortion pedal before the loop station would do it but other than that I don't know.
Yeah you'll need to run your loop station through your effects loop, Im not sure if your amp has an effects loop, because currently you're distorting the signal of your loop station itself, instead you want to be going through your effects loop, so that your distortion doesnt effect your loop station signal, but just your guitar signal.
No, it doesn't have an effects loop. Is there any other way to stop the signals from interfering?
Hmmm, what you could do is record your distorted signal first, and then make it loop on your clean channel, so you can play the clean rhythm part while the distorted lead is looping. Thats the only thing I can think of since when you play your loop station through your amp that has a distorted signal, it'll end up distorting your loop stations signal, sorry bro, thats the only solution I can think of.
I've not tried this with my looper but i thought it may be possible if you plug the loop station into the headphone jack play the distorted part then move it so that the looper is plugged in between the guitar and amp, then you could play the clean part over the distorted loop, but without an effects loop or a distortion/overdrive pedal i don't think you can play the distorted part over the clean part
you need to put your amp on clean, and have a distortion effect before the RC-2 in the chain
^^^ What he said, though I've got an RC-2 too and all the distortion pedals I've used in front of it have tended to make the guitar sound shit - the RC-2 doesn't seem to like them.
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