Low quality audio after recording guitar...

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  1. dafo93

    dafo93 SWITCH FUSION

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    hey all

    I've recently bought an M Audio Fast Track pro, and got my mate round today to mess around on recording guitar through NI's Guitar Rig Pro 4 running in FL. However, the quality of the audio clip of the recording sounds significantly more "tinny" than it sounds when recording and playing the guitar normally, which is full of warmth. The recorded piece always seems to lack this "warmth". Does anyone know what the cause could be?

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  2. TongueFlap

    TongueFlap Flappin'

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    you using a mic or DI'ing it straight in?
     
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    Straight input into the interface...
     
  4. miszt

    miszt BASSFACE Royale

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    guitar straight into the interface? it needs at least a preamp, you could simulate with a Tube plugin of some kind, but the noise level probly wont be acceptable if its not amped before recording
     
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    there are two preamps on the fasttrack pro, we plugged into one of them
     
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    miszt BASSFACE Royale

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    strange then! maybe routed thru something before it gets to the monitor? worth checking the interface mixer routing if you havent already
     
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    Hmm yeah maybe, we did add quite a lot of distortion and the gain knob on the interface was turned up pretty high so maybe it was clipping...however when it was played through live, without recording, it sounded brilliant. It's just the audio sample of the recording that always seems to lack the warmth.
     
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    groelle Well-Known Member

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    maybe just record it "live" - i mean like the oldschool way.
     
  9. Freek

    Freek Lets get freeeeeeky

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    yea man, shure sm57 pushed up against a phat marshall cab and then a akg dynamic mic in the center of the room. gotta be done oldschool to get that warm feelin ur going for
     
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    dafo93 SWITCH FUSION

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    Yeah man trust me I would if I could...but since I don't have much space and live at home with others...it's out of the question atm :\
     
  11. Scatcat

    Scatcat It don't mean shit

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    When recording guitar you're gonna want to put a mic in front of the amp rather than have it going directly in. Then you can use plugins or whatever to manipulate that sound. I used to have band (back when I was really cool) and we had this problem until we started doing it this way.
     
  12. subprime

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    Can you record your guitar 'dry' and then run it through Guitar Rig as a plug-in in the daw? Then you can dial up your tone while you're sequencing. Run it through some saturation plugs too while you're at it.