- Apr 19, 2011
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Guitars amps pedals and all that.
I'm just getting a home studio set up and I am by no means an expert with recording, just a rank beginner I use a variety of newer and vintage guitars. Lately I've been using a 60th Anniversary American Deluxe Tele for electric. I sometimes use a 65 SG Jr or 85 G&L Invader. I use a variety of pedals but recently I've been using an OCD V4, early 80's SD9 , Way Huge Aqua Puss, and I just picked up the MXR Custom 78 that I like. I've been using a Swart AST and 65 DRRI but I just got a mint 72 Vibro Champ that is perfect. Mics good and sounds fantastic. I record into a Zoom R24 with an AKG 170, Audio Technica 2035, or vintage SM57's. Sometimes I go direct into the R24 and use the on-board effects. I may play around with mixing and stuff on the R24 but I do most of the track work in Reaper 4.02 on a PC notebook or table top. I'm not very proficient with Reaper and there is a learning curve. I've been trying to add more mics and stuff when I see something I like or a very good deal. I really like the AT2035. Does a good job on vocals and acoustic guitar. That's it for me .... pretty basic setup but I hope to add some additional stuff like a Golden Age Pre 73 down the road.... GBGuitars amps pedals and all that.
How do you like the BX5a's? I need to add studio monitors soon and I've been looking around on Craigslist. Usually see a lot of KRK's on the list but I've also looked at Mackie and Yamaha. Thanks .... GBI have several guitars, I usually go with my Schecter 006 Blackjack into a Kork Pandora, into a modded Peavey VK112. I close mic a Audix i5 into a Focusrite Saffire 6 and record through Ableton 8. The sound comes out of my M-Audio BX5a Dlx monitors. Not a gold mine of equipment, but it does the job well for my purposes.
I get compliments on the sound quite a bit when i play live, but with recording it doesn't always sound the same. I also use Amplitube and Podfarm simulated recording of ideas and what not.
Lots of stuff.
For the road, I use just my '77 Les Paul, Alesis i/o26 and iMac. I also carry my '92 Peavey Foundation bass guitar. Both the LP and Peavey have been customized.
For home, I have a couple of custom built low watt tube heads. I have a custom built 1X12 cab with a Celestion Alnico Gold and a vintage 1X12 movie projection speaker with a Jensen. I use a room mike and a close mike.
I use GarageBand, Logic, Amplitube, Guitar Rig3 and 4, Reason 4 and Recabinet.