Hi guys, long story short, once again we try to record an album for my band. The problem like all the time is, we're struggling pretty hard on anything that doesn't come from computer, which is guitars (DI & Amp), bass DI and vocals. I think my problem is most hearable with the recorded Amp. The signal chain is the following: Engl Powerball2 or Invader > Engl Pro cab 412 with v30 speaker > shure SM7b > RME fireface Preamp/Interface > Logic No post processing at all. The mic was placed with the pink noise technique from mickrich, which worked pretty good i guess. Thanks a ton for that! Just some noodling for tone test: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/52528604/powerball raw noodling.mp3 And a not so tight riff where two tracks are panned hard left and right with one time the invader, and one time the powerball. https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/52528604/invader raw.mp3 https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/52528604/powerball raw.mp3 What do I miss? Simply life, punch and clarity. I digged into the strings (which are new btw) really hard, but everthing sounds to me like there's some kind of veil over everything I record. The same translates to directly recorded DI's and Amp sims, I tried so many things over the past year with always the same result. Especially when I compare to untouched DI's or raw unprocessed Amp tones of lets say an Ola Englund or some other "Youtube-producers", who just put a sm57 in front of the speaker and the tone has just everything I'm missing here. I'm really desperate... The tone we are aiming for is btw some kind of this: [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyZGFmZDAdE&list=PL5PfmQnSNjP2KOWDcC5UTZohbndCAZYyF&index=2[/ame] My only hope right now is, that i oversee here anything important. Maybe only a little unchecked hook in the preferences or a incompatible sampling rate/bit combination or anything minor like that just because I already tried sooo much with always the same tone. Thanks for reading all this text. Hoping that anyone has a good tip for me.