Poll: How are you recording your guitar sounds?

Discussion in 'Recording Studio' started by nightlight, Mar 15, 2021.

How do you record guitars?

  1. Single miced up cab

    7 vote(s)
    8.6%
  2. Multi-miced cab

    10 vote(s)
    12.3%
  3. Loadbox + IRs

    14 vote(s)
    17.3%
  4. Direct recording (modellers/profilers)

    62 vote(s)
    76.5%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. nightlight

    nightlight SS.org Regular

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    Thought this would be interesting. Single miced up cab? Multi-mic recordings? Loadbox + IRs? Direct with a modeller/profiler?

    Multiple choices allowed, feel free to elaborate.
     
  2. odibrom

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    I'm using both the Loadbox+IRs and the Direct options. Allow me to elaborate, my rig is: Triaxis, G-Force, 2:fifty poweramp. At home I can't mic my 2x 112 cabs, specially now that Covid is still around, so I bought 2x Torpedo Captors 8ohm recently (from the first batch, without the IR loader thingy). I got 2 of these because I'm recording wet performances instead of going with plugins. It's way easier for me and I won't get lost within the plugins rabbit holes. So, this home setup allows me to record the Triaxis direct (which used to be what I did before) with its "record outs" compensated outputs that could go directly into my audio interface without any compensation (they sounded ok-ish) and now I get to also record the power amp dry signal (so to receive Wall of Sound IRs at the DAW) and also record the poweramp "wet" / analogue compensated signal coming from the Captors. Since it's a stereo setup, I'm recording 6 tracks at a time, which allows me to mix and match as I feel.

    I must say that the mix of the Triaxis record outs and the Captors compensated analogue sounds quite awesome, they balance well with each other, kind of compensating each other for what each of them lacks... The IRs are what they are, a whole world to discover.
     
  3. nightlight

    nightlight SS.org Regular

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    Nice! Some would say searching for IRs is like infinite worlds to discover!
     
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  4. migstopheles

    migstopheles SS.org Regular

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    guitar -> radial DI
    radial DI thru -> interface
    radial DI out -> pedalboard in -> amp -> torpedo reload
    torpedo load -> interface
    torpedo thru -> cab in the room


    so i can track with my full rig and capture all my amp and pedal settings, as well as mic'd sounds if i want, and just choose an IR in the box

    the reload also reamps beautifully so i can take the DIs and run it back through the signal chain identically
     
  5. budda

    budda Do not criticize as this Contributor

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    Axe fx 3 into logic via usb.
     
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  6. DrakkarTyrannis

    DrakkarTyrannis

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    Just plug into an interface. As simple as it gets
     
  7. tender_insanity

    tender_insanity SS.org Regular

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    Direct into interface + plugins
     
  8. steinmetzify

    steinmetzify CHUG & SLUDGE

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    Guitar>pedalboard>Orange/Diezel/Egnater/Fryette>Suhr RLIR>Reaper

    Easiest setup I’ve ever used.
     
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  9. Blytheryn

    Blytheryn Musical Adam West

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    Interface into Neural DSP’s Nameless, Gojira or Cali.
     
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  10. gnoll

    gnoll SS.org Regular

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    Multiple mics on cab. I love microphones, finding the right ones, moving them around, blending them etc., it's just awesome. Recording direct would make me miserable.

    For rehearsals I have just one mic on the cab.
     
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  11. Drew

    Drew Forum MVP

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    Mostly muti mic'd up cab, though on occasion I'll find a single SM57 does the job better than a SM57+something.

    That said, I've been writing mostly by recording DIs and using an amp VST because it's a fuck of a lot easier to go back and change up a note or two in a melody that isn't sitting right with me the next day, or punch in a different solo section or add a breakdown or something, when it's just going through a VST, than worry about having amp settings/mic position/preamp settings etc exactly the same from track to track. It's a surprisingly fun way to work, but I still prefer to track in earnest printing amp tones to disc.
     
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  12. bostjan

    bostjan MicroMetal Contributor

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    I like to record 2-3 tracks from my Mesa cab (SM57, AKG D112, whatever condenser) (sometimes my Seismic Cab, depending), using my Dual Recto, and then overdub DI tracks with amp sims. I think the combination offers a thicker/fuller sonic texture than one or the other alone.
     
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    Allexi SS.org Regular

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    Voted for option 3 - Loadbox + IR.

    Here is my setup and it is working for me perfectly.

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    Flow # 1 is when I just play through amp + load and use Stomp HX as IR cab (+ effects after the amp) + audio interface.
    Flow # 2 is when I'm using some Stomp HX effects before the amp (or after the amp) and IR after + audio interface.
    This option also helps me recording DIs and re-amp to dial the sound I want from the amp.
    Something like this:
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  14. Flappydoodle

    Flappydoodle SS.org Regular

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    Super lazy, so plug guitar into interface and use NeuralDSP or STL ToneHub plugins for monitoring. Record the DI so I can tweak whatever about the sound later.
     
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    DaZoner SS.org Regular

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    I'm using a dual rec into a two notes captor. Currently using the DV 77 IR from Kohle (hope I got the name right)..... But I'm really thinking of picking up an SM57 and getting into micing.
     
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  16. KnightBrolaire

    KnightBrolaire pointy purveyor

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    guitar->amp->torpedo reload/wall of sound->studio one. IRs I use depends on what I'm doing. I play around with different speaker/mic combinations all the time in wall of sound. I almost never use effects other than my abominable evil ned or earthquaker avalanche delay/reverb.
     
  17. Descent

    Descent SS.org Regular

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    Almost everything I do eventually runs thru a real cab, either single or multimic.
     
  18. thebeesknees22

    thebeesknees22 SS.org Regular

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    guitar>apollo twin x> helix native inside of cubase for me.

    I am a simple man. I like things simple.
     
  19. buriedoutback

    buriedoutback SS.org Regular

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    most of the time : guitar > interface > amplitube (engl+mesa blend)
    sometimes : 5150 > captor > interface > WOS (brownyback IR w 2 mics)
     
  20. ExplorerMike

    ExplorerMike 60% of the time...it works every time.

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    I’ve got a few setups I’ve been using. The main one is a single cab with a mic on it. I like the results I get there the best. Option two is going direct out of my Blackstar HT50 head to the interface. I can still use my pedals in the FX loop so that’s cool. Comes in handy to record quiet with kiddos in the house. Third for bass is straight into the interface and use the Plugins.
     

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