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Problem recording distorsion type of sounds with Pod Farm

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 I don't know where to start with this one. Ever since I started using Pod Farm I've failed miserably to record a decent distorsion sounds. I didn't want to bother you with this question cause I figured it's just another learning curve but it slowly got to the boiling point :))))  

 

Every time I dial in some kind of tune and record dry signal then afterwards add Pod Farm as fx in Reaper it comes out very poor. I can't seem to save the texture of any amp that I use when I add distorsion. I tried tweaking, adding more compression, add eq, delaying guitar in mixer, doubling guitar (max left and right) in DAW, processing, mixing...and still nothing. I just don't understand what am I doing wrong since every single clean sound that I dial in comes out great after recording. And sounds very natural. 

 

I found some presets here on custom tones that I really like (done on a same guitar as mine with same pickups), but they still sound ''plastic'' after recording.

 

Please Help you guys.

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Some people just don't like the PodFarm distortion - specially for metal.  The latest PodFarm distortions are much better than early generations which were very 'fizzy'.  Generally, when recording distortion, "less is more" - dial a little out of the amp before recording it, but as you are adding it after recording, it's really a matter of finding the sound you like.  Try just a distortion FX (no amp sim), or try adding the FX after the amp sim.  There's so many options for routing and settings in PodFarm, and no one but you really knows what sound you're aiming for.

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Thanks for answering man,

 

Believe me I tried all of that, and every time it comes out very strange, so unnatural. I've been doing Deftones covers lately, downloaded a couple of great backing tracks (drum, bass, keys, everything). And as for my part, with Pod Farm I've managed to get every single clean sound, but the same problem still knocks me down. Soon as I come in to the chorus with a power chord I loose all integrity of the song. it just sounds like 8 bit video game comparing to the clean part. 

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