I don't have much experience with this. I had been running my MiniPlex MKII through the speaker input of an old combo, but that amp has been sold.
I use this primarily for basement playing & recording.
I prefer a low-gain/crunch tone.
I don't see spending more than $400-500 on this. I...
Use: casual home recording--mostly acoustic & electric guitar, bass, and vocal.
Lots of options out there and I am not sure where to begin. I currently run through an MBOX (I used to be a ProTools user but have since migrated to Logic Express).
I have an A-Designs Pacifica but have it for...
Thanks again for all the great comments. This one in particular is a great roadmap for negotiating the landscape. I hope it helps others.
Any comments on how the PUPs differ? Many have the '57 Classics, which I have in my ES335 and absolutely love. Some have the 500T / 496R , which I am not...
Thanks for the comments. I understand that I need to play as many as I can, I'm simply trying to make sense out of all the different variations so I have a few places to start. This will mostly be a play-at-home guitar. Playability and tone are most important. I don't need--or want to pay...
Been playing as a hobbyist for 25yrs but never owned a Les Paul (or similar) guitar. For some reason, I have recently taken a liking to the tone and am considering adding one to my collection. I have several of the other bases covered: Strat, Tele, semi-hollow (ES-335), and hollow (Eastman)...
Any idea what that might be? I saw that the Apogee Duet is $500.
Since I have a nice preamp in the Pacifica, I would prefer "compatible but inexpensive" wrt the Logic interface. I don't want to pay for preamps in the interface that I will not be using.
Home user running PT8 LE with MBOX2 on a new iMac. For various reasons, I'm thinking of moving over to Logic and was wondering if I should consider a different hardware interface.
The MBOX2 works fine with Garage Band so I assume it will not be a problem with Logic. I have a nice preamp (A...
This may be as stupid question. Sorry.
I'm a casual PT user in my home studio. I run it on a Mac.
I recently starting playing around with Garage Band. There is a variety of instrument loops available--drums, bass, keys, percussion, etc. It is easy, fast, and fun to create a backing track...
So if I were to go the Garage Band or Reaper route, what would a decent interface be and how much would I expect to pay? I really don't know where to begin. I have a really nice preamp that I currently plug into my MBOX2.
Hmmm--that's good to know about the MBOX and Logic. No--I haven't looked at Logic yet but thanks for the feedback. I have an Apple store by my house and plan to visit soon.
All things being equal, I am fine with PT and would be happy to stay with it. However, I wanted to use the computer...
I will soon be migrating from a PC to a Mac. I am currently running PT 7.4 with an MBOX2 / USB interface. I am a hobbyist -- not a hard-core PT user. It has worked fine for me but I am not married to PT software. I don't have any money invested in PT plug-ins.
The cost to upgrade my PT...
Thanks. I guess what I'm asking about is the ability to overdub. What I'm hearing you say is that you cannot assume a multi-track recorder can overdub. That is the information I was looking for (but not the answer I was hoping for!).
I have a nice ProTools setup in my basement but want to get an easy-to-use portable unit for capturing ideas and making "informal" recordings. I am researching units like the Zoom H2, Tascam DR07, etc. I want to be able to record over myself e.g. rhythm, lead guitar. Just me--no full band...
--> I can only comment on BWB #1. It downloads as Quicktime file (.mov, I think). I have Adobe Premier Elements and easily converted/burned it to a DVD disk. Not sure if you can do that with Windows Movie Maker (or whatever comes with the Macs).
Thanks, folks. I don't mind spending a little more if I get "more" in return.
Maybe $300-500 range? I have no idea if rack units in that range are not worth the money (similar to, as many say, mic pre's).
Having said that, I really don't need a $1K+ unit.
This may seem like an odd-ball question but here goes...
Home studio application: I have most of the effects I need except for reverb. All are pedals. I've been looking for a decent reverb pedal but starting thinking that maybe I should consider a rack-mount unit. I have a rack in my basement...
Well, I'm 46yrs, 5'5, and 135lbs so that must put me in the "it's a friggin HEAVY" category. Maybe I should reconsider.
On the other hand, 9lbs is only 0.5lbs heavier than my Gibby ES335 and I'm in good shape so I maybe I'm in "splitting hairs" territory.
That's why I'm confused.
OK, I know this is a subjective question but I wanted to get a few opinions.
I am thinking about purchasing a tele (non-Fender brand). It would be a custom thing so I can't play it before-hand. Due to my choice of woods, I've been told it should weigh ~9lbs. I weighed my Strat and ES335. They...