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Posted 11 July 2013 - 12:51 PM
OK . . . Try this
Guitar --> 1/4" DI Input
1/4" DI through --> pre-amp input
pre-amp XLR out --> TonePort Mic1
DI XLR Out --> TonePort Mic2
In the ASIO console, change the Input Source to "Mic 1 & 2"
Record sends 1-2 will be your "wet" side from your pre-amp
Record Sends 3-4 will be your "dry" side, direct from your guitar.
This should work nicely
As a separate conversation, Gearbox (also POD Farm 1, which is free), has some decent tube pre-amps built into it. You could just plug your guitar into the TonePort, bring up one of the pre-amps and record directly. You can set Sends 1&2 to Reaper as "processed/wet" and Sends 3&4 as "unprocessed/dry" I don't know if this will sound any better than what you are trying to accomplish with the extra outboard gear, but it's sure a lot simpler.
Posted 12 July 2013 - 03:52 AM
OK, just tried this setup and it works ! Now I have two tracks, one wet and the other one is dry so I can now edit the DI signal and just apply the cuts or whatever to the wet track.
BigChas52, Triryche thanks for your help.
Additional question: is it worthwile to buy a better DI Box like a Radial ? This setup works but maybe a higher quality DI will produce less hums or inteferences ?
Posted 12 July 2013 - 04:19 AM
I cannot say if a better DI would help. Hums and noise can come from lots of sources. CRT's, flouescent lights, ground loops, dirty power, and other things can add noise.
Before you go out and invest more $$, why not at least try recording with only the TonePort and Gearbox. Try using the "Tube Instrument Preamp" for starters. You may find that you like the results.
Posted 12 July 2013 - 09:38 AM
Well its actually the fact that the tone is a bit altered as opposed to the one recorded thru line-in. It is a bit more hollow, less upper frequencies. So I was figuring that maybe the Radial would not alter it in any way. Yes, I recorded some songs with Gearbox. But a tube preamplifier's distortion is so much better, richer.
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