recording guitar using newfangled digital tools

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  1. DrivenByDemons

    DrivenByDemons Spinoff Jesus Staff Member

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    I swore to myself 3 years ago I would make it a priority to learn how to do this. Its now 3 years later and I haven't even touched my electric guitars in that long. I feel like fiddling around. Give me suggestions on good software. I have vst stuff and kinda know how to plug those into things but I'm not smrt about it. Some dude at work gave me sonar 8 and I'm all derp. Help me and I'll send tit pics.
     
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    DrivenByDemons Spinoff Jesus Staff Member

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    Teabag?
     
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    DrivenByDemons Spinoff Jesus Staff Member

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    Gilaet?
     
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    gilaet Xanax Service Dog Staff Member

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    I used to use Cakewalk.
     
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    Isn't that the same as sonar? Same company or whatever? I'm usually pretty smart but everything I record sounds horrible. Tons of noise.
     
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    gilaet Xanax Service Dog Staff Member

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    You running through an amp into an i/o box?
     
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    I'm still using Sonar 8. I know it pretty good. I'll send you my digits if you need to get deeper than what we can do in this thread.

    I just used it to add some bass and a little extra guitar to GP3's Mr Clutch song before I went to bed last night. I'll post it up when I get home in a few hours.
     
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    DrivenByDemons Spinoff Jesus Staff Member

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    It's called a stealthplug. It makes the guitar work in those VST programs for simulated amps. It's not the amp sound thats bad it's just the background noise.
     
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    gilaet Xanax Service Dog Staff Member

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    You're better off with Teabag.
    I haven't recorded anything in years.
     
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    I've never used stealthplug before, but I have some ideas about what can be causing noise.

    Does your guitar have single coil or humbucking pups?
     
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    I'm gonna fuck around with it now. A sweet little do this this that guide is what I'm after. The youtube vids and stuff get too complicated.
     
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    gilaet Xanax Service Dog Staff Member

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    My guitar used to make a shitload of noise if I was too close to the computer.
     
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    Humbuckers. The stealthplug is like any other ASIO thing you'd find.
     
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    ProTools
     
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    I use a tascam 32 track portastudio and a effects processor. I always said I would learn the comp stuff too, but I know I never will.
     
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    Unshielded instrument cables can pick up all kinds of interference - same with SC pickups. Fluorescent lighting is well known to cause noise in guitar rigs. Light dimmer switches in a circuit are bad for audio too.
     
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    gilaet Xanax Service Dog Staff Member

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    I like to make noises with my tv remote. :D
     
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    Have you ever held up a vibrating dildo next to your guitar pickups? It's sweeeeet.
     
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    I have no idea what's going on but it actually sounds good now. I'm using my laptop instead of the PC. It actually sounds really good.
     
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    I tried a drill once.
    Didn't work out.