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Why isn't the classical guitar part of an orchestra?

There certainly isn't one single reason, and, yes, “that's just how it's always been” is probably an important point. However, I would quite agree that guitars should not be part of a ...
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Should I use pedals for guitar effects while recording?

I wouldn't record using FX unless I was very sure about the end result I wanted and how it would sit in the mix, just to leave my options open since you can't go back and remove the FX. On the other ...
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Electric guitar connected to Mixer doesnt work

I am somewhat reluctant to answer the question, due to the fact that I cannot find any further info (such as manuals) for that Leem LMM-6S mixer. I did found a Leem HM-624 which looks at least ...
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Connecting electric guitar to XLR

Assuming you don't have some kind of Franken-cable running from ¼" jack to male XLR, then you'd have to go via a DI [Direct Injection] box, if only because the plugs won't fit otherwise. If you do ...
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How to connect my guitar to my pc for under £20?

Behringer UCG102 is one of the cheapest guitar interfaces for PC/MAC. It costs a little over £20 but not that much. However I'd advise against buying the cheapest interface. If you can't afford ...
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How do the outputs on this audio interface work?

It's generally expected that you do a little bit of research before asking questions here and that you only ask one question. In this case the manual for this device answers the question quite clearly....
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Guitar amp sound distorted when miked up

I usually find that SM57s accentuate distortion/tinniness when the mic is pointed at the center of the speaker cone. My preferred placement is 45 degrees off-axis, aimed between the outer edge of the ...
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Synthesizing distorted guitar from MIDI

There's of course plenty of ways to do that. The easiest way on Windows would certainly be to load both a SoundFont synth and an amp-simulator plugin into a DAW, but I suppose that's not the solution ...
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How to filter guitar sound to create a backing track

Vocal isolation/eliminations plugins generally work on the principle that lead vocals are centered and are going to have a particular EQ range. Guitars don't really have any such standards. Your best ...
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How to improve guitar tone for recording?

In addition to @frcake's excellent answer, I have a few points: I have been gigging for over 30 years and I still have trouble getting some sounds I want. One solution that most guitarists go for is ...
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Amplitube VST won't respond to MIDI PC messages from Ableton Live

I might have an actual answer this time. Be sure you are doing a "Save As" a preset (not a patch) after assigning the program change number to your preset. This seems to have been the last piece I was ...
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Synthesizing distorted guitar from MIDI

Unfortunately it is tough to generate a good sounding distorted guitar using only digital means. Although as sampling gets better this is slowly getting better as well. Your idea of sampling a clean ...
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How do the outputs on this audio interface work?

I'm only guessing the amp out is meant to go to a guitar amp, so it's probably mono and has a level and impedance more like an electric guitar would have. Line 6 got started with guitar effects, so ...
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Difference between internal sound card and Audio interface in simple setups

Internal soundcards may give you accurate A/D conversion but get let down by compromises in the audio chip. There can be noise from the surrounding electronics, and the chip itself is optimised, ...
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How to connect my guitar to my pc for under £20?

I've made this For about $6 total. It's a simple impedance matcher that allows you to use your own sound card. If you feel like tinkering, you can't really get cheaper than this. The quality is okay-...
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Resonator guitar pickup

That looks like a piezo-electric transducer, which wouldn't need a battery. Most types of pickup don't use batteries, as far as I can remember. I can't say why you're not getting any output, though.
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DIY Guitar Pedal, No Sound?

I did a pretty poor job of soldering, but I think the connections are viable. So aside from that, is there anything else that this could be indicative of? Poor soldering = short circuits = not ...
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How do I make this guitar sound?

Fender Stratocaster (or other twangy sounding guitar, anything with a single coil pick up should do), through a compressor, DI into your DAW, then apply light digital delay in post production. You ...
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Do I need a DI box to record guitars with a USB Interface for re-amping?

You should really ask the studio how they want it done. I am doing similar jobs for clients and here is my advice on how you should do it. As long as your audio interface has a Hi-Z or Instrument ...
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How to achieve this western sound on guitar?

This sound can be achieved with a spring reverb and a short delay (< 100ms). Delay before the reverb. Along with this western sound in general you often also hear tremolo and chorus effects. Here, ...
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How to record voice and guitar with Zoom H6

You will almost always want to use two microphones. Yes, you could do it with one, but it will require you getting it perfectly placed, and it will not give you optimal sound quality for either guitar ...
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Connecting guitar to mixer and pc

Everything about your signal chain sounds correct except for the mixer to the pc. It sounds like you want to use your mixer as an interface, in which case you'd want to use the USB to connect to your ...
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How to improve guitar tone for recording?

As a rule of thumb, closer to the center is trebly , closer to the ring is mellower - more bassy. Electric guitar recording is a world of it's own, many people go to insane extends to hunt the tone ...
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Guitar with a Synth sound and chunky palm muting

This IS a guitar but several other things are contributing to this sound. The guitar has been double-tracked. The guitar part has physically been played twice (not copy-pasted) and each version has ...
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Fiber optic guitar, what is it and what are its advantages?

Unfortunately, the comment format isn't capable of handling my response to this question. Section 5 of the article you linked lists the supposed advantages of such an instrument. let's go through them ...
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How do I get rid of hum in mixing desk when guitar plugged in?

Looking at the pictures at Thomann, that looks like a cheap switch-mode PSU. They are notorious for a slight 'tingle' when you touch anything connected to them. You can't 'fix' them in any meaningful ...
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Connecting electric guitar to XLR

Shouldn't be a problem as long as you’ve got the +48v phantom power switched off. Otherwise, goodbye hardware, and hello taser guitar. Still track everything as mono, business as usual. Just using a ...
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Why isn't the classical guitar part of an orchestra?

Guitars, like pianos, are percussive instruments. As such, they are severely limited in being able to contribute to a smooth sound texture. They can be employed as solo instrument or in chamber ...
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Why isn't the classical guitar part of an orchestra?

A classical guitar (or two or three) could be a lovely component of a chamber ensemble. All that remains is to write/arrange some music for Guitar and Strings. You will notice that in concertos ...
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Why isn't the classical guitar part of an orchestra?

The argument for why it isn't now is pretty much because it has not been done that way. Orchestras are typically structured quite traditionally. Your point around volume is definitely valid - a ...
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