#1
Alright I've been using amplitube 2 for awhile to record in Cubase but I'm not too thrilled with the sounds of it. My JCM 900 sounds a million times better.

Probably a dumb question, but is mic'ing the cab the only thing I can do or is there some way to connect the head to my interface and record? Or will that just blow everything up?
#2
if the head has a line out, then you could use that, if its just speaker outputs then no.

what kind of monitors are you using?
thats something to bear in mind when using amp-sims,

before i got monitors i used to think that Guitar Rig and Amplitube sounded like crap, until i realised that it was my crappy headphones that were the problem
#3
Miking will bring out the best results. But if there's only a speaker out, then a special DI box like the Radial JDX or the Behringer GI-100 can capture the tone (assuming the head's connected to the cab). Either of Tapco's direct boxes could work in a pinch.
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if the head has a line out, then you could use that, if its just speaker outputs then no.

what kind of monitors are you using?
thats something to bear in mind when using amp-sims,

before i got monitors i used to think that Guitar Rig and Amplitube sounded like crap, until i realised that it was my crappy headphones that were the problem


wat. You mean the computer monitor, or speakers? I'm using kinda crappy headphones but they play music well so I don't think it's the reason amplitube doesn't sound good to me.

Also, any amp you can just connect from the line out to the line in of an audio interface? It doesn't matter what the volts or anything are?

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Miking will bring out the best results. But if there's only a speaker out, then a special DI box like the Radial JDX or the Behringer GI-100 can capture the tone (assuming the head's connected to the cab). Either of Tapco's direct boxes could work in a pinch.


I took a look at the Radial JDX and I'm not really getting what these boxes do. So it goes from the head to the box to the cab and the box goes to the computer? And that will give the sound of how the sound is coming out of the cab?
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Quote by Leonheart

Also, any amp you can just connect from the line out to the line in of an audio interface? It doesn't matter what the volts or anything are?


If it's a line-out, then it's low-enough voltage to not fry stuff.

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I took a look at the Radial JDX and I'm not really getting what these boxes do. So it goes from the head to the box to the cab and the box goes to the computer? And that will give the sound of how the sound is coming out of the cab?


Well, it's the sound of the head, but yeah, you've got it right. The website has nice diagrams that show you how to hook it up.
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#7
JCM 900 is a tube amp, very rarely, if at all, do tube amp heads have a line out for running things like interfaces.
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^ There's quite a lot of tube amps that have a pre amp out, which is a line level output.
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#9
Quote by Leonheart
wat. You mean the computer monitor, or speakers? I'm using kinda crappy headphones but they play music well so I don't think it's the reason amplitube doesn't sound good to me.



trust me, crappy headphones will make all recordings, and amp sims, sound worse than they are. crappy headphones cant reproduce the signal properly, in my case the tone sounded mushy, and really fuzzy with no definition. the day my monitors arrived i plugged them in, got everything set up and opened up one of my Reaper projects that i was working on. i was bown away by the significant improvement in the amp-sim guitar tone, as well as how everything just sounded better anyway. then plugged in the crappy headphones to check again,

still sounded aweful on the headphones, but pretty good on the monitors.

just my 2 cents
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Quote by TheDriller
trust me, crappy headphones will make all recordings, and amp sims, sound worse than they are. crappy headphones cant reproduce the signal properly, in my case the tone sounded mushy, and really fuzzy with no definition. the day my monitors arrived i plugged them in, got everything set up and opened up one of my Reaper projects that i was working on. i was bown away by the significant improvement in the amp-sim guitar tone, as well as how everything just sounded better anyway. then plugged in the crappy headphones to check again,

still sounded aweful on the headphones, but pretty good on the monitors.

just my 2 cents



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