Studio Help!

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  1. TrickyRainbow

    TrickyRainbow Well-Known Member

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    Hey! I just got a new laptop, so I can use my Focusrite Scarlet Studio. The drum kit and the bass with bass guitar amp works great! However, I have a Valvetronix Vox, which is my guitar amp and I like to use for my bass. It looks like I'll still have to mic up the guitar and settle for clean sounding bass. Has anyone encountered a problem like this and figured out a way to connect a tube from an Amp like this to a studio monitor?
     
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    MargeInTheLargin Well-Known Member

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    Not sure I quite understand. If you're mic'ing up the amp, wouldn't you just plug the mic into your Focusrite?
     
  3. TrickyRainbow

    TrickyRainbow Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I suppose I'll have to mic it up. I haven't really mastered this, yet. My phone with the mic records better quality, so I must be doing something wrong like leaving the direct monitor on.

    I like plugging an amp cord into the Focusrite. It eliminates white noise and forces me to play as clean as possible. The problem is the headphone jack on a Vox is an Aux cord, which I can plug in with a converter. However, long notes tend to dissipate.

    Or, I could just record the guitar with the bass amp and add effects with pro tools. However, this is not ideal either.
     

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