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Getting the most out of POD Farm

Discussion in 'Production' started by CliffThaRiff, Apr 14, 2012.

  1. CliffThaRiff

    CliffThaRiff Guitarist

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    First off, I'm a noob mixer. I've been doing things on my own for a while, but I want to make things sound...well good.
    Anywho, I've been using POD Farm for God knows how long, and I've always wondered how I could get the most out of it? For what it's worth?
    I'm aware of the Metal Pack upgrade, and I intend on getting that next paycheck, but I don't really know many ways to make my guitars sound huge.
    My DAW is Ableton Live (Oh dear lord, DJ software) and I just run my Line 6 GX to POD Farm and then to the DAW.
    Any helpful tips or directions to go? :)
     
  2. GearMan2point0

    GearMan2point0 Musician/Engineer

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    oroinvictus dangert billy

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    +1 to this. Motu Zbox and the metal shop (or whatever it's called) expansion and you're good to go. Plus a good guitar and tight playing.
     
  4. CliffThaRiff

    CliffThaRiff Guitarist

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    Motu Zbox. I've read about it, but they were very vague. What does it do?
    Also, I would say I'm a fairly tight player, so Quad Tracking shouldn't be too much of a hassle.
    Thanks guys!
     
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    oroinvictus dangert billy

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    The zbox matches guitar and interface impedances - it literally is a small box that plugs into your device and gives you a Hi-Z and Lo-Z input to plug your guitar into, just like an amp head. I use a zbox with my toneport UX1, and the difference isn't hugely noticeable until you A/B compare some clips, but it's definitely there. It's pretty cheap, too.
     
  6. CliffThaRiff

    CliffThaRiff Guitarist

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    Wow, really? That's simple. I feel stupid now, hahahaha. I'll look into getting one, they sound like a pretty useful tool. Any other pre-toneport gadgets that are a must have?
    Thanks a lot, man! I appreciate the help!
     
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    A di box. I use reddi but it is expensive. Countryman di is supposed to be good but I've never used it.
     
  8. oroinvictus

    oroinvictus dangert billy

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    You don't really need a DI box unless you're going to record DIs through the box and use the UX as a dongle to authorize pod farm (which is what I do). The UX can already record DIs on its own.
     
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    JeffEstrada Ascend Recordings

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    Anyone know where to find an A/B comparison?

    Haven't been able to find one anywhere.
     
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    just did a quick comparison for a cover we are doing with a Radial J48 vs my Saffire Pro 40 and we actually found the Saffire Pre's to sound better. The guitar track was slightly less thin with the Saffire Pro 40. Suprising
     
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    oroinvictus dangert billy

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    I would make one with my guitar, it's hard to make an accurate comparison because almost every guitar/wood/pickup/electronic combination will sound a bit different.
     
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    BillyBoyy New Metal Member

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    I should really understand this by now but i cant seem to so can you dumb this down for me, i use a ux2 with podfarm why would i need a DI box , what would it do as with the Zbox?

    Thanks
     

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