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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Do I need an EQ pedal if I have an audio interface for bass?

You don't need any pedals. Pedals are all about want not need, especially on bass. Guitarists 'need' some pedals to get specific sounds. Bassists generally don't, assuming your bass & amp [or ...
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Which is better: to get sound from the amplifier with a microphone or to use the REC OUT jack (if it is installed on the amplifier)?

It depends as it is a question of taste. For an electrical guitar the amplifier is often seen as part of the instrument. The sound you want to amplify very often is the sound coming out of the speaker....
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Would a "opto-isolator" help in reducing EMI/RFI from recording guitar?

If the noise is induced in the pickups - eg from your monitor screen or fluorescent lighting, then no amount of electrical isolation will cure it. The only cure is switching off the offending sources,...
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Would a "opto-isolator" help in reducing EMI/RFI from recording guitar?

You don't have a ground loop as there is no connection between the guitar and the computer chassis (other than via the interface). You can try using a DI box - this might improve your situation but ...
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How to make realistic instrument sounds digitally from scratch?

It sounds like you're asking how synthesis works. There are a few different types of synthesis. Historically, the earliest synthesisers did just use electronic components to create sounds. Later, ...
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Guitar playing through PC interface and usb headphones. HELP

Use ASIO driver instead of default Windows Audio drivers. You can try using ASIO4ALL.
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Merging two jack audio sources from guitars and BT from PC into one source

You need an audio interface for the PC with at least 2 instrument inputs to get the audio in to the PC - your Behringer should be fine for this. Then you need some kind of DAW (or even basic mixer ...
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What is the effect used here that resembles a distorted guitar?

In the Softare FL Studio you get FL Slayer and you can also install other VSTs like LABS (free) or AmpleGuitar SC (paid) that include electric guitar sounds like in this demo:
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What is the effect used here that resembles a distorted guitar?

It sounds like a distortion effect like Rory Alsop mentioned. On synths there are a lot of ways to achieve this: In case the synth does not have effects: You can increase the volume to get digital ...
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Write notes to piano roll on FL Studio while playing guitar via audio interface

When i knew nothing about anything i used an mp3-to-midi converter, and its output terrified me, because it makes every single sine harmonic into a midi note if it matches a note's frequency. Many ...
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Write notes to piano roll on FL Studio while playing guitar via audio interface

Converting digital audio to Midi notes requires a conversion tool. Some DAW's will have this built in, but otherwise a plugin can be sourced to do a similar job. This will allow musical notes played ...
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rhythm guitar sound on 'only tomorrow' (my bloody valentine) (pedals?amps?guitars?mic placement? etc.)

You have actually chosen an incredibly difficult question to answer as Kevin from mbv has a lot of pedals in use. This is his main board: And he also uses a couple of other boards on stage as well, ...
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Power supply for guitar effects

The reason for using isolated power is that variations in the voltage provided may impact the processing of effects, particularly when using analog effects. Isolated power prevents the power ...
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How to fix low frequency hum in a Yamaha silent guitar powered by adapter?

Could be any of the three (or most likely a combination): power supply UST (under saddle transducer pickup) preamp circuitry You already tried out different power supplies, but still that's where I'...
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Classical guitar to a mic to a guitar processor (or even better guitar amp)?

Well what you want to do is a bit tricky. Lets take it from the top and clear some basics. If you use a normal microphone driving it straight to the amplifier wont be a good option. Microphone '...
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Electric guitar connected to Mixer doesnt work

As you'll know, an electric guitar typically requires amplification to be heard, hence usually plugging it into an amp! On top of this you usually throw a bunch of standard distortion and reverb ...
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