I just finally got a decent audio interface (M-Audio MTrack) and now I'm trying to figure out how to make nice sounds with the virtual amps in Logic, and Amplitube LE.
I figure now I have creative freedom to modify the sound of the guitar at any time in DAW, and that's pretty cool, but I still want it to sound authentic, so I'd like to start by recreating the presets from my Fender Mustang 1 amp. Now, that's a digital amp, so I see no reason I can't faithfully recreate them in Logic or Amplitube LE. The settings are Metal 2000, and American 90s.
Here is a sample of the kinda tone I'd like to recreate as a base. This is a whole song, so skip down if you just want shorter things
Rhy and Main guitars, no post effects (There might be effects, but the amp added them and I don't know what they are, disabled all the ones in Logic though) With these, I just plugged the headphone jack of my amp into my computer's line in port.
New Interface Tests: Change settings multiple times throughout (Using the Logic Presets which apply multiple plugins, using the new set-up. Start with absolutely no settings so you can hear it raw. Everything sounds worse somehow.
Also, for some reason, it sounds like even when the gain on the interface is turned all the way down, whenever I hit the low E string too hard, it sounds too loud and actually audibly CLIPS. Whats going on there?
Heres what I do:
- Plug electric guitar straight into interface, no amp
- Phantom power: Off, Input switch: Guitar
- Gain and all knobs turned all the way down
Most of the time, the level meter on the interface stays around -20db, in the green, but the low E (in a chord) just sounds like clipping.
In the past I only used the volume pot of my guitar for tone, and it never made much difference unless it was lower than 3, but now, do I have to adjust it accordingly to actually control the recording volume??
Thanks, I'm new to all this. Excited though, I can definitely hear an increase in clarity and volume.