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  1. Oh, Triryche: Toneport is not the product I'm using, it is an older red Line 6 Guitarport. - David
  2. UPDATE: I feel like I'm getting closer to the tone I want the more I work at it, but still not there yet. Recently, I learned that one of the more major things that was ruining my tone was something I myself was doing subconsciously. When I would go to use the "Amplify" function in Audacity, I would have the "Allow Clipping" box checked. When I unchecked it, it sounded much, much better. What I've realized is that the tone I'm looking for for my recordings is something of a cross between this punky one: ...and this metal one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSX86zPnUkY I've done some research and found out that both guitarists (Eric Melvin and John Petrucci use Mesa Boogie amps). The Cali Diamond Plate amp in the Metal Shop pack I have for the Guitarport is based on Mesa Boogie amps, so I'm trying to work with that. Any more tips you guys could give me in regards to the EQ level, effects or anything like that? Remember that I am using Gearbox here and do not have POD farm or RiffWorks. Thanks. - David
  3. No plugin on the demo version...in that case, I will try panning less than 100% and keep trying to minimize the distortion by adding some clean guitar.
  4. I don't have POD farm, but I'll download it and see if it helps with my recording. Thanks.
  5. Forgive my ignorance please, but could you explain to me what "wet and dry recording" is? I Googled this question to see if I could find an answer and that didn't really help me. Thanks for the tip on panning less than 100%, I will definitely give that a try.
  6. Well, to give you guys something of an update, I was able to get a much closer tone to what you hear in that YouTube video by resetting the EQ and then adjusting the settings to what the uploader of the video said. And then I changed the cabinet I was using to "1987 Jazz Clean" (this is for the Metal Shop Diamond Plate amp). I now have a much better distorted guitar sound. There's only one problem now: Whenever I record two rhythm tracks and layer one on top of the other, it still sounds a little dirty/grainy (and yes, I am panning 100% left and right, for all who would like to know). I've tried playing with the Compressor and Noise Gate to reduce this and I'm not sure how much of it is really being reduced. Any more tips that any of you could offer me? I really appreciate all the tips you all gave me before and thanks so much. - David
  7. I usually plug headphones into the Guitarport to listen to what I am playing as I record and then play it back in Audacity through my computer speakers. Between the two, there really isn't much of a difference in the overall sound.
  8. I have only tried taking two rhythm tracks of the same guitar riff and putting them together. It didn't really sound much better, but I suppose I could try it with drums and bass and see what happens.
  9. All I use to record is the Line 6 Guitarport via USB and Audacity recording software. And I have tried layering two rhythm tracks together before and panning them too, but it still doesn't have the sound I'm looking for. I mean, it sounds good for whenever I want to play leads, but for rhythm sections it sounds very muddy and crappy. Something I didn't think of before is the chord I'm using to connect from my guitar to the Guitarport. I'm really not sure if it would make a difference or not, but I will give it a try and see what happens.
  10. I'm not quite sure what you're asking.
  11. One other thing I feel I should mention is that I have also tried to download the manual (if there ever was one!) for the Metal Shop amp pack to get a better idea of how to use it, but went to the manuals section and there was nothing there for this product. Nothing.
  12. This video I believe is the best example I can provide of this tone I'm trying to match (or at least get one similar to it): Quick run-down of my gear: Gearbox software Line 6 Guitarport Jackson SLV soloist guitar I even spent the $50 on the Metal Shop amp pack in an attempt to find the tone I'm looking for. Now, before anybody points this out to me, I am aware that the uploader of the YouTube video addressed in the comments section what settings he used to achieve this tone. I have tried these in Gearbox and had no luck. Here is a screenshot of me trying to follow these settings in Gearbox: http://postimg.org/image/gy0l688ej/ Threshhold on Compressor is on 60, gain on 0. Threshhold on Noise gate is on -50dB, decay is 28%. I'm really not very good at this, so feel free to laugh at my ignorance here. But could anyone give me a hand? I just keep adjusting the settings and adjusting them over and over, but I'm not having any success and it's really beginning to frustrate me and make me feel stupid. - David
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