Great tone but not sure how.

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  1. Marikian

    Marikian Supporting Member

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    Hi everyone
    I am running my Pedalboard into Focusrite Scarlett into IMac ,computer speakers out from Focusrite are Yamaha k5’s and it sounds fantastic. I am not even logged into my Imac. How is the tone so good without an amp?

    thanks
     
  2. lefort_1

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    Great tone as in 'clean', or OD?
    Possibly it's distorting on the input of the iMac?
    For instance, some classic distortion we hear on records comes from overdriving the inputs on old Neve studio boards.
     
  3. Marikian

    Marikian Supporting Member

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    Clean tone for sure.
     
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    Very pleasing to my ears.
     
  6. lefort_1

    lefort_1 Nuzzled Firmly Betwixt Gold Supporting Member

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    So apparently, you prefer a very flat EQ for your 'amp-setup'.
    It's always nice to know what one's goals are in the great tone quest.
    You should try al old Yamaha CR-1040 stereo amp (only partly joking).... they were so flat they hurt some folks ears.
     
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  7. KramerPacerCarreraGuy

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    this is just like the conversation we had with our guitar player.

    he said that his new solid state amp sounded just as good as his Fendder DRRI

    and he toke it to our next practice and...

    it sounded terrible!

    even he said it sounded bad...

    "but it sounded great at home when playing by myself..."

    so we told him to use that solid sate amp at home only when playing with himself
     
  8. DaveKS

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    Good, crisp clean tones are easy going direct. It’s when you try od, distortions etc that the lack narrow range speakers and amp compression will become apparent. That’s why there are so many amp/cab sims these days.
     
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    As long as you have a DI box, or a pedal with a buffered output. Otherwise the impedance mismatch would have a very noticeable effect on tone.
     
  10. DaveKS

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    Focusrite has selectable line/inst input switch and a input gain trim so matching up to any number of input sources are pretty easy.
     
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