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Help the newb with recording

Discussion in 'Metal Vinyl (LP)' started by DarrenSS, Feb 15, 2020.

  1. DarrenSS

    DarrenSS New Metal Member

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    Greetings metal heads,

    I am new to the whole at home recording and am having some trouble with getting a good sound with what I am trying to achieve.

    I currently am currently using Reaper as my DAW and a scarlet 2i2 as an interface without any amp sims. I am trying to use my Boss me-70 muli fx pedal for my distortion directly into my interface. The problem is I get a very unpleasant grainy tone as if i were playing through a blown out Peavey 5150. I checked all of my levels and I have enough head room so i know im not clipping and my gain on the pedal is only around 9-11 o'clock. I have considered that maybe I would have to get a J-48 or some type of Direct Box to help solve this issue as if i were to mic up an amp.

    So in a nut shell, should i get the direct box or is it not really worth the time and just go for amp sims?
     
  2. Teacher

    Teacher New Metal Member

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    First, you've posted this in the Metal Vinyl Store section. This needs to be in the Recording Forum section. I'll help you though...

    I'm not familiar with the Boss ME-70. Does it have cabinet simulation? It sounds like you're just running your distorted guitar tone straight into your interface. What you need is a cabinet simulator & some impulse responses. This one is free & works really well: http://www.igniteamps.com/#nadir

    It comes with a few free impulses but you can do a Google search & find more. Also, I recommend you get a power amp simulator. This one is free & excellent: http://www.igniteamps.com/#tpa-1

    I hope this helps. Let me know if you have any more questions.
     

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