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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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What would I need to get percussive sounds out of my acoustic guitar? [migrated]

I've been playing guitar for a while, but I don't have much experience with electronics or amplification. I have an acoustic electric guitar that I believe has an under saddle piezo pickup. I'm ...
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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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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 ...