guitar sound for Micraft 7

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vicarito
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guitar sound for Micraft 7

Post by vicarito » Fri Aug 07, 2015 8:32 am

I would really appreciate suggestions on the following: I am trying to find a nice guitar sound. Specially when you play chords. I have a line 6 pod and a scarlet 2I4. I have 2 (cheap) guitars (One Gibson Les Paul 180 and a Bradley (Veneman Music own brand) ) The Bradley sounds a little bit better but far from something that you could really use to do a decent recording. I have tried all the options in the Line 6 Pod but when you record it comes out kind of flimsy and muddy, even using different EQs it does not improve much. I live in an apartment so using an external amplifier/mic is out of the question. I really would like to know if a better guitar with better pickups and therefore better sound will do the trick or if instead getting something like amplitube would be a better option. Unfortunately the amp simulators in mixcraft are more into the distortion and overdrive type of sound. I really would like to get a more clean and crispier sound,(I guess 60's sound, Beatles, Rolling Stones, etc.), and from there add different effects if I want to do something more modern. Any ideas or suggestions on this subject will be greatly appreciated.
Than you very much
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Re: guitar sound for Micraft 7

Post by outteh » Fri Aug 07, 2015 8:37 am

Try some of the presets in the effects chains in Mixcraft. There are presets for electric and acoustic guitars, I use them regularly. Better pickups would help a little but not necessarily. Try adjusting your pickup height to your strings. Lot's of articles about pickup height adjustment on the web. :D

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Re: guitar sound for Micraft 7

Post by vicarito » Mon Aug 10, 2015 7:38 am

thank you for your reply
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Re: guitar sound for Micraft 7

Post by CRAZY6STRINGS » Mon Aug 10, 2015 9:13 am

I would have imagined, even without a professional level guitar, with the Pod Line6 you could dial in a decent tone.

I would ask of you, would you say you are quite adept to using the Pod? If not, try working with it more. I agree with the previous post, about checking your pickup height. Also, string guage, or string AGE has a HUGE factor in tone quality.

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Re: guitar sound for Micraft 7

Post by trevlyns » Mon Aug 10, 2015 9:29 am

I'd recheck the EQ - try scooping out the lower end which could be clashing with the bass and kick. Muddiness is usually most prevalent in the 250 - 800 Hz range so pay attention there scooping out a little of the offending frequencies. Then maybe boost a little in the 6 - 8 K range for clarity.

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Re: guitar sound for Micraft 7

Post by Pete Stobbs » Mon Aug 10, 2015 9:47 am

I use to use a UX2. Just replaced it with a Hughes and Kettner TubeMeister 5 head, Focusrite solo and EZmix2. Get some great sounds.
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Re: guitar sound for Micraft 7

Post by vicarito » Mon Aug 10, 2015 11:14 am

I really appreciate all your replies and suggestions. Lots of things to try and new things to learn.
thank you again
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