FDP Home Page / FDP Forum / FAQ's

The FDP is made possible by the following companies and individual members like you.
Please use the links below to show them we value their sponsorship.

Musician's Friend

Apex Tube Matching

Yellowjackets Tube Converters

Antique Electronics Supply

WD Music

Jensen Loudspeakers

Amazon

Amplified Parts

MOD KITS DIY

Sweetwater

Guitar Center


* God bless America and our men and women in uniform *

* Illegitimi non carborundum! *

If you benefit and learn from the FDP and enjoy our site, please help support us and become a Contributing Member or make a Donation today! The FDP counts on YOU to help keep the site going with an annual contribution. It's quick and easy with PayPal. Please do it TODAY!

Chris Greene, Host & Founder

LOST YOUR PASSWORD?

......................................................................

   
FDP Jam
Calendar
Find musicians
in your area!
  Search the Forums  

FDP Forum / Home Recording Forum / Art tube mp studio or similar

Therealfrogman

Fibi Figallily

is a silly name.....
Jun 22nd, 2017 04:35 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Are these preamps usable between a guitar and a FastTrack Pro interface? In other words I want to beef up my guitar signal going to Mixcraft, will this do the trick?

littleuch
Contributing Member
**********
*****

Florida

Jun 22nd, 2017 06:34 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I had a little tube pre by Bellari I believe, also still have an ART tube compressor. I can't say I ever used it on guitar, just vocals and bass. With today's interfaces and plugins I can't say these really offer much. It might be worth getting one if you can find it on the cheap used on say Reverb. I'd recommend getting a decent tube replacement as most of these are/were stocked with pretty cheap Chinese 12ax7's as I recall.

reverendrob
FDP Data Goon
Moderator

We all want

our time in hell
Jun 22nd, 2017 06:41 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Changing the tube doesn't matter much in these typically.

And it's not going to fix anemic 'DI guitar'.

thumbpicker
Contributing Member
*****

St. Louis

"Thumbpicks don't slide into soundholes"
Jun 23rd, 2017 06:43 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I've used art preamps with acoustic pickups as well as on electric guitar input to record with. The low output of acoustic pickups adds some beef to the ones without a preamp. On electric guitar it can put a little "hair" on the natural sound of the instrument. I use mine occasionally to soften up a vocal mic. They work but the sound has to be what you want . Some like,some don't but they can be a bit fizzy and thin sounding.

Therealfrogman

Fibi Figallily

is a silly name.....
Jun 23rd, 2017 04:32 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

So I have put all of this stuff together with the latest available drivers etc and the input level is fine. The issue now is latency...

Makes me want to quit while I am ahead :)


Therealfrogman

Fibi Figallily

is a silly name.....
Jun 24th, 2017 02:06 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I quit! The stupid fasttrack pro went into "all I want to do is screeeeech" mode.. I am going to pick up a focusrite interface because this talent is far too amazing to not get down digitally.



Therealfrogman

Pueblo, Co

I suck at it but it is still fun!
Jul 8th, 2017 05:43 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Now I have a Focusrite scarlett solo, works fine except I have come to realized that direct guitar recording sux. I am thinking of getting a sm 57 or 58 to mic the amp and run it into the mic side of the solo.

What is wrong with my thinking and what do you think? I use Mixcraft 7 pro and thats all I am spending on DAW, the shred amp simulator has one amp setup "Almost Kush" that I like but thats it, have had no luck making anything sound close to decent. I like my BDR amp very much.

reverendrob
FDP Data Goon
Moderator

We all want

our time in hell
Jul 9th, 2017 05:50 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Be aware it may take more than that to get what you want, If you want a particular sound or you can't get enough room volume where you're recording etc.

Biggest revelation to me in in the last 20 years or so of recording versus the years before that was walking away from using a 57 and sticking with various condensers, but I'm not looking for a bulletproof live mic and don't generally want proximity effect, nor am I looking for generic rock guitar sounds.

Therealfrogman

Pueblo, Co

I suck at it but it is still fun!
Jul 17th, 2017 04:26 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I found some software that really impresses the liven turkey sphleme out of me. One of the VST plugins from this guy came with Mixcraft (I think) but anyway he has a couple of amp sims that work well. Adding the link if anyone would like to try them.

Soft Amp

Achase4u

U.S. - Virginia

Jul 17th, 2017 05:48 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The PSA looks cool. It's a copy or inspired by the PSA1 that comes with pro tools. Sansamp. Very popular.

Probably the best feeling amp sims to me in digital plugin form are the IK multimedia amplitube versions as well as Scuffham S-Gear... UAD makes a nice 57 tweed but you have to buy their DSP chips too and its very expensive.

rockstar_not

USA

Thank God for guitars!
Jul 18th, 2017 05:53 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Looks like you figured out that you didn't need a preamp with the fast track pro. Lots of decent amp simulation software out there, much of it is freeware. If you did buy a focusrite interface they offer roughly one free nice plugin per month if you register the interface. A few months back they gave away a Bias amp sim.

rockstar_not

USA

Thank God for guitars!
Jul 18th, 2017 09:16 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Other amp sims to check out:
Amplitube
Kuassa
Freebies on cover DVD of Computer Music magazine (there's at least two of them on it. Sometimes they give away one of the big boys)



littleuch
Contributing Member
**********
*****

Florida

Jul 19th, 2017 08:34 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Thanks for the reminder Scott. I registered my Scarlett 2i2 a while back and have taken advantage of a few plugs. Yesterday I added Addictive Keys Mark One and Vielklang 2.

Therealfrogman

Pueblo, Co

I suck at it but it is still fun!
Jul 19th, 2017 05:14 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Lecto.....by Lepou is a rectifier sim that I just loaded and the sound is pretty insane. I love this stuff! I love you man! I just love love love ;-D

rockstar_not

USA

Thank God for guitars!
Jul 25th, 2017 08:24 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Also, Peavey Revalver 4 is free, with a decent couple of amp simulations and a few effects. You can opt to buy specific additional amp simulations if you like as well as stompboxes, etc.

Peavey Revalver 4

FDP Forum / Home Recording Forum / Art tube mp studio or similar




Reply to this Topic
Display my email address             Lost your password?
Your Message:
Link Address (URL):
Link Title:




Moderators: Chris Greene  Iron Man  reverendrob  

FDP, LLC Privacy Policy: Your real name, username, and email
are held in confidence and not disclosed to any third parties, sold, or
used for anything other than FDP Forum registration unless you specifically authorize disclosure.

Furtkamp.com 
Internet Application Development

Copyright © 1999-2017 Fender Discussion Page, LLC   All Rights Reserved