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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 does,...
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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 G2....
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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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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 it'...
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Assessing volume and loudness for the sake of normalization without actually hearing the signal?

I'm primarily a guitar player and play through some fancy digital equipment to make me sound less awful. One of the nice things about this kind of gear is you can have many different patches, each one ...
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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 ...
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How to record the sound of an acoustic guitar with a magnetic pickup?

I have a magnetic pickup... How can I use it to record the sound of a guitar to a laptop? I was told magnetic pickups should not be directly connected to a laptop (and that might be true, because I ...
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I have this acoustic guitar pickup. What is a good software for it?

I have bought this cheap (10$) guitar pickup for an acoustic guitar, which I have connected it to my laptop's 3.5mm microphone port: This is for a 14 years old kid. What program can he use to remove ...

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