Hi there guys,
I managed to mic my amp yesterday. If I could tell you what I did to get it to work, then I would do. But I haven't got a clue ! [img]images/smilies/headscratch.gif[/img]
When I was asking for your help, I forgot to add that I have the most temperamental P.C. ever !!!
So, I use my mates microphone. I plug it into the microphone slot on my P.C. I check the settings in the Sounds and Multimedia part within the Control Panel. Everything looks like it should work. It doesn't.
I then double click on the sound icon in my taskbar and make sure that line in is muted, and microphone is not.
Still I get jack shit...
After a while, I resign myself to the fact that it isn't going to work, and go back through the pedal into the line in socket. Now, I can hear the bloody guitar coming through the P.C. speakers, but I can't record it. Now I'm annoyed because I can't use any method to record. [img]images/smilies/icon_rant.gif[/img]
For some reason, I decide to plug my guitar into the microphone socket to see what happens. Now I can't hear it through the speakers, but the signal is being recorded.
So I plug back into the amp, put the microphone into the socket and mic the amp, and hey presto, it all works.
I have no idea what triggered it, but maybe my computer is just as slow as me.
Anyway, all that said and done, here's what I managed to record. Now, I need you to listen past the fact that I am going straight into the amp without pedals. I also need you to listen past the fact that I can't execute a convincing pick scrape to save my life, and I just need you to answer the following question :
Does my bum look big in this ?
Oh, sorry, I mean :
Does this sound better than going through my pedal ?
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