Currently Being ModeratedOct 6, 2011 1:43 PM (in response to deano_l)Re: Recording the acoustic sounds from a Variax
Hey deano. The JTV's acoustic models are designed to reproduce the acoustic/electric sound of the 1/4" output on the target guitar. Most people would plug directly into their audio interface when recording this type of signal.
Hope that helps.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 7, 2011 1:03 AM (in response to dsmith)Re: Recording the acoustic sounds from a Variax
Thanks for the reply D. I understand what you are saying. It isn't getting the signal from the Variax into the computer and then into the DAW that is bothering me. It is making it sound right once it is in there. Perhaps an example would explain my question more clearly. If I'm recording my electric guitar, I plug the guitar cable into the instrument cable of my interface and in Cubase, I add an amp plugin for say a Fender Twin to the track I'm recording to. I hit record and play my guitar and it sounds like I'm recording my guitar through a Twin.
Now on the Variax, if I were recording the electric guitar sounds, say the Telecaster, I would keep the the Fender Twin plugin on the track, hit record, and I record the sound of a Telecaster through a Twin onto that track.
But what plugin(s) would I use for recording the Martin acoustic model? I don't have a plugin for an acoustic amp, and I can't find one anywhere so I assume they don't exist and/or are not needed. Do you just record the dry signal to the track? Is that all that is needed for it to sound like a mic'd up Martin on the recording?
Currently Being ModeratedOct 7, 2011 1:48 AM (in response to deano_l)Re: Recording the acoustic sounds from a Variax
Do you just record the dry signal to the track? Is that all that is needed for it to sound like a mic'd up Martin on the recording?
Acoustic guitars don't go generally through amps unless you want them to sound more like electric guitars. Record the dry signal. And adjusting the Tone knob on the Variax will emulate mic placement.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 4, 2012 1:57 PM (in response to deano_l)Re: Recording the acoustic sounds from a Variax
Rather than think in terms of amp sims, consider Cubase Track Presets that are set up for acoustic guitar. Most likely these will include eq, maybe compression and reverb. Record dry as mentioned previously, add the track preset, tweak as needed.
A JTV-59 should be here sometime next week. Exploring channel strips settings (Logic's version of track presets) is gonna be the first order of business after getting acquainted.