Crimsontider Posted February 9, 2014 Author Share Posted February 9, 2014 I read somewhere several years ago that many Metal guitarist's used small low wattage amp to record in the studio. I am assuming they are easier to contain, and you can turn them up to a sweat spot without having to blow the roof off. There was one particular amp but I have forgotten. Another is using these small amps as preamps, or like pedals. I know that the Fender Champ's overdrive is as good as any pedal I have ever used. Just a thought. This is probably common knowledge, I am no gear head.It's been a while, but I was once an audio engineer. I mainly worked in mastering, but I did a bit of in studio work, as well. Much of the time, lower-powered guitar amps were preferred. There are a few reasons, including isolation, the concern of fatigue--especially on the occasion a guitarist does 73 takes of a solo--and, mostly being easier to get a sound which, coupled with mic placement, records well. From what I hear from a few of the people I know who still regularly record, however, digital processors are now used at least as often as amps.Thanks for the information. Kind of had a feeling that it would be easier to find a good sound, volume makes little difference. I am unorthodox in that I output my amp (at ,05) directly to my soundcard rather than use the USB M-Audio chords, and then use a virtual amp to to sculpt the tiny signal. Not sure of the difference when using the M-Audio USB chord vs this, if anyone knows. You can emulate just about anything. I can tell a lot of the new harder metal is using sample based programs like BFD, Some are just too mechanical and perfect. Just bought a used copy of BFD 2 and am eager to use. I have made hundreds of natural sounding drum tracks either tapping them out via qwerty or via a Yamaha Elec set as a trigger using the original BFD. Dynamic's go a long way in making these sound authentic imo. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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