Newbie... - Gearspace.com
The No.1 Website for Pro Audio
Old 16th September 2012
Here for the gear
๐ŸŽง 5 years

Hey everyone I am a newbie to this site and recording and am looking for a little info on how to record an electric guitar. I've tried the 2 mic system for my half stack plugged straight in to my Tascam DP-02 Mixer, I've also tried the direct out from the amp straight in to the same mixer. Nothing seems to work to get the quality of sound I here on many demos on this site even. Here's the gear I have for recording...

Tascam DP-02 Mixer
2 MXL 990 Condensor Mics
Garageband software

Will this setup do for recording good sounding guitars? I have attached a sample of what I got going right now to be ripped apart and heavily criticized.
Attached Files

Fashion.m4a (6.77 MB, 71 views)

Old 16th September 2012
Gear Nut
Godly's Avatar
๐ŸŽง 5 years
You can record your guitar by so many different ways.

One thing you should note is that, an electric guitar has a high impedence output, that means you need to plug your guitar into a high impedence input like that of a guitar amp.

One way is to record the sound from your speaker cabinet with a microphone.
i.e ElecGuitar to Guitar amp to Cabinet to MIc to Preamp to Recorder/MIxer or to PC via USB interface.

Or, you can record dry by pluging into a high impedence input directed to a recording chain(no preamp).
i.e. Elec Guitar to DI BOX to MIxer to Recorder
or Elec Guitar to USB Interface with HI Impedence input(Guitar IN).

You can add further processing to the dry signal.


Old 16th September 2012 | Show parent
Here for the gear
๐ŸŽง 5 years
Hey thanks for the reply godly I think I may have not been clear on what exactly I'm doing... I have been using mics to mic my cabinet of my amp (i always plug my guitar in to my amp) and the direct out that I sometimes use is the direct out on the amp that gets plugged directly to the Tascam mixer then to my software.
๐Ÿ“ Reply

Similar Threads

Thread / Thread Starter Replies / Views Last Post
replies: 1178 views: 264480
Avatar for bill5
bill5 1 week ago
replies: 53 views: 10543
Avatar for orcasound
orcasound 13th March 2011
replies: 2674 views: 668510
Avatar for psycho_monkey
psycho_monkey 12th April 2013
replies: 202 views: 27967
Avatar for RDP
RDP 21st May 2021
Post Reply

Welcome to the Gearspace Pro Audio Community!

Registration benefits include:
  • The ability to reply to and create new discussions
  • Access to members-only giveaways & competitions
  • Interact with VIP industry experts in our guest Q&As
  • Access to members-only sub forum discussions
  • Access to members-only Chat Room
  • Get INSTANT ACCESS to the world's best private pro audio Classifieds for only USD $20/year
  • Promote your eBay auctions and Reverb.com listings for free
  • Remove this message!
You need an account to post a reply. Create a username and password below and an account will be created and your post entered.

Slide to join now Processing…

Forum Jump
Forum Jump