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Clicking sound when switching chords [migrated]

Here is a demo: https://goo.gl/photos/SmJaUU3LUCvU6Mx66 Amplifier: Roland blues cube artist Guitar: Fender American deluxe plus, with N3 noiseless pickups As you can hear there is a ...
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Is the perceived power of 2x60W the same as 1x120W?

I have a guitar amplifier which is rated at 120w (solid state). It has two outputs (A & B) both of 60W each. If I were to run both of these outputs into a 2x12 cabinet in stereo (output A to ...
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Listen to guitar using audio interface

I plug my Alesis Core 1 via usb into my PC. It appears as a recording device, if I right click on that and go into advanced and then click "Listen to this device", although I can hear my guitar there ...
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How to make the most of my FX Loop send/return?

I have a Hughes & Kettner Statesman Quad EL84 tube amp, and one of the nice features it has is an FX send and return. From what I understand, this feature allows me to add effects to the end of ...
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Making noises you get from playing guitar

When someone plays the guitar, his fingers go over the snares creating the guitar sound we all love. But it also creates noises (try sliding your hand over the snares in the direction that they go). ...
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How to achieve this western sound on guitar?

I'm trying to achieve an especific sound on my guitar, and I don't know how to do it. The sound feels like those Wild West themes. I don't know if it's a banjo, or a guitar effect actually, so any ...
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Grand Audio Engineering/Mixing and Mastering Course? [duplicate]

Does anyone know courses or playlist(s) that shows how to get into the world of mixing, mastering and recording in a progressive manner? I'm a complete newbie and would like to learn but I don't know ...
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How does direct monitoring work with a directly plugged in guitar in the Scarlett Solo?

I am thinking of buying a Focusrite - Scarlett Solo interface to record my guitar. I would like to plug my guitar directly to the interface and hear me playing while I'm recording, but would like to ...
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Recording guitar and vocals (condenser mic) simultaneously

I'd like to ask if running a condenser mic on an interface with 48v phantom power enabled (such as the focusrite pro14) at the same time with a guitar in the other input, causes any issues. There is ...
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Connecting electric guitar to XLR

Is it possible and safe to connect my electric guitar to XLR input in my Focusrite - Scarlett Solo? If so, will I be getting worse signal from XLR than instrument input ?
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Why isn't the classical guitar part of an orchestra?

At least why not in modern orchestras? There is an argument that says it is too quiet so the rest of the orchestra will down out the guitar. However, that is true if we are talking about adding one ...
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Do I need a DI box to record guitars with a USB Interface for re-amping?

I am currently searching if I should use a DI box to record active electric guitars for re-amping. I currently have a M-Audio Fast Track Pro USB interface. I am planning to record guitars at home and ...
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Should I buy the AKG P170 or the Audix i5?

I'm new to recording. I want to record mainly acoustic guitar, some harmonicas, some violins, and some vocals. I will record at my home, and since I live in a busy city, there is always some noise. ...
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Intermittent noise from Audio interface

I bought a new Steinberg UR22 about a week ago to get to start doing some recording but straight away ran into problems. I tried it out recording into garage band but I started getting loud ...
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DIY Guitar Pedal, No Sound?

I've been building a guitar pedal for a school project. However, the one that I have built lets the sound of the guitar through when turned off but lets no sound through when turned on. I did a ...
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Noise reduction on a guitar amplifier over a voltage regulator

I'm new to the community and I'm not sure this is the place to be asking, but it seemed reasonable to give it a shot. Also I'm not an electrical engineer so I'm not familiar with the English jargon. ...
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What is added by using a guitar amp over just pedals?

For instance, both pedals and amps can produce overdrive / distortion, though perhaps different flavors. Is there something that only an amp can produce? What is it? Do amp sim pedals approximate it ...
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How do the outputs on this audio interface work?

I don't know much about audio interfaces and how they work. I'm looking at the Line 6 AMPLIFi TT and I have have two questions about the outputs. If an interface has an "AMP OUT" like this one ...
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Overdrive Pedal DIY parts

So I am making a DIY overdrive pedal, and was wondering if anyone has any good parts that increase the quality of sound created or give it a more "overdrivey" sound. So, if anyone has any basic ...
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Guitar Pedal Components (DIY) [duplicate]

After scouring the internet, I could not find the answer to this question. That is, to learn what particular pieces make certain sounds or alter sounds created (Ex. capacitor x tends to make the the ...
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Do I need a DI to put a Guitar through my Interface?

I recently picked up an MBox 2 Mini so that we can send a guitar into our DAW and put effects onto the guitar in live time. I know that this will work with the configuration of software and interface ...
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Recording an electric guitar through effects pedal

I'm trying to get nice dry electric guitar recordings to use amp modeling in a DAW. Up to this point I always recorded my guitar through my effects pedal which acts as an USB audio interface (Zoom ...
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Is it worth using guitar effect pedals on a DI signal?

My current recording set up is a guitar going into a Line 6 GX interface, into SONAR Artist. I use the built-in amp sim (TH2) to get my sounds. It works fine for demoing but that's about it. My ...
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How to reproduce a guitar sound

I'm trying to reproduce this sound, and particulary the guitar (but the singer too): (at 2:09: guitar solo) I'm working on logic pro X. The singer is recorded, and I ...
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What audio usb interface do I need to play guitar pro with guitar rig?

i'd like to play with Guitar Rig sounds while running Guitar Pro to exercise. At the moment i'm using Rocksmith Cable with Asio4All to connect the guitar for Guitar Rig, but Asio4All is exclusive and ...
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How did the band America get the distortion for the guitar solo in Sandman?

I've been listening to this song for years and have never been able to figure out how they got that distortion sound during the solos. My only thought was that maybe they mic'd an unplugged electric ...
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Difference between internal sound card and Audio interface in simple setups

A set up consists of a single instrument that is guitar and a recording software like pro tools along with amplitube as the guitar effects. Is there a difference between using the internal mac sound ...
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How to connect my guitar to my pc for under £20?

I have a copy of native instruments guitar pro 5, and I've been told I need something like this audio interface in order to connect my guitar to my pc, but it's a bit more than I'm willing to spend. ...
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Resonator guitar pickup

I bought an used resonator guitar from eBay, and I found out it has some kind of pickup. A pickup is a nice-to-have feature, no must-feature. I have not seen a pickup like this before. It has no ...
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Guitar amp sound distorted when miked up

I am trying to understand an issue I have when I record tubed guitar amps on the distortion channel with a standard SM57. I always feel like my miked sound is much more distorted than the actual ...
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Synthesizing distorted guitar from MIDI

So I've been experimenting with generating music by computer program, and got a thing working with Python and fluidsynth, with a nice-sounding piano soundfont. I want to switch to distorted electric ...
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How do I make this guitar sound?

I'm a new musician trying to become comfortable with FL Studio 11. Most of my difficulties lie in creating the sounds that I hear in my head. With that in mind, how should I go about making or finding ...
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How to filter guitar sound to create a backing track

I was wondering if there's kind of a "rule" to filter guitar sound from a track. My idea is to create my own backing tracks, e.g. I did not find any backing track of "Roxette - Listen To Your Heart", ...
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VST alternative for TSE x30 Default Settings

I've currently found a nice set of Guitar impulses that I'd like to starting getting in to, unfortunately they all require the TSE x30 on default settings. As I'm on a Mac, I can't get this specific ...
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XLR output vs. 1/4 inch (6.3 mm) output - Which one is better for recording?

I got an Ibanez AEG8E acoustic guitar and a Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 interface. The guitar has two outputs, a XLR output and a 1/4 inch (6.3 mm) output for instrument cable. The interface provides both ...
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What are good amplification methods for percussive fingerstyle (on an acoustic guitar)?

I have a guitar with an active pickup built-in. It works fine in normal playing, but when playing percussive fingerstyle (example below), there are two big issues: ...
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Amplitube VST won't respond to MIDI PC messages from Ableton Live

I have been dealing with this problem for a few months now without any success and I was wondering if anyone has ran into this issue. The scenario I'm about to describe used to work flawlessly ...
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What's the point of putting electronics inside a guitar instead of just outputting the raw pickup signal?

I'm new to electric guitars, but I understand that all the different models out there have various signal-modifying electronics shoved somewhere inside the body that modify the pickups' signal before ...
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Acoustic-electric preamp/under saddle pickup issue

I'm thinking this is a fairly common issue, but I don't have the experience to confidently fix it while feeling certain I won't do any damage to the setup that I'm using. I have a brand new ...
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How to protect an amplifier from blowing an internal fuse

At the last gig I played the guitarists amplifier head blew a mains fuse and we didn't have a replacement. We've learned our lesson about having spare fuses, sufficed to say. Thankfully we had a ...
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guitar wireless micing question

How would you mount a wireless mic pack like this one to guitar without damaging the guitar or impeding the player? [EDIT] oh and the strap is not preferable!
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Getting the funk guitar sound from Funkytown

One of the sounds that fascinates me the most is the guitar in Lipps Inc.'s 1980's disco track Funkytown. The features I like about it are its attack and super rich mid-range. Any ideas on how ...
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Guitar pickups as a “microphone”

I've been thinking about this a lot, since I saw this video link text in fact. As far as I can tell, there's nothing going on with the strings -- he's muting them with his left hand -- which means ...