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EV and Amps
what do you use?
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June 15, 2014 - 10:59 am
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Hi just got my EV resently and have been wondering how others connect to record.

My Rig:

Namu DV-9 EV

Fender Mustang I v2 Amp

Amptitude recording software.

cabling from amp to computer is USB.

So tell me how you have yours cabled.

Thanks for reading this.

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June 16, 2014 - 9:15 am
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Well, I have various ways I set up, depending on what I want to do and the sort of sound I'm going for.

My "light" setup, for when I'm recording at night and don't want to fire up the amp..

My electric violin (very inexpensive, and doesn't have a brand name or model name anywhere on it)

"ART Tube MP studio" (a tube preamp)

"Behringer Mini-Com modelling compressor" (set for a vocal setting, usually)

"ART FXR" (an older rack multi-effects unit for reverb, delay, echo, chorus, flange and that sort of thing)

"Behringer U-Control" (audio/USB interface)

The recording software I usually use is Ardour, unless it is just a quick "scratchpad" sort of take and I have other stuff already running on the computer, in which case, Audacity.


Other gear depends on the sound I'm going for and what I want to do.  Sometimes I'll have a mixing board in the line, I may use the amp (Ampeg VT-40) via the amp's line output, I may decide I want the sound of the actual speaker cab (Sunn 3X12) and mic it up (usually with an MXL 990 studio condenser mic). 

So it can vary quite a bit.  Hope that helps, OO.

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June 16, 2014 - 4:09 pm
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Usually I record directly off my normal Canon Camcorder and upload to Final Cut Pro.
For Audio, straight through whatever mic or pickup I am using through an inexpensive 24/96 audio interface and use Motu's Digital Performer on my MacBook Pro to mix.

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but the one who needs the least."

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June 17, 2014 - 9:53 am
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My setup is real simple - 

For the EV - ( it has an internal pre-amp and bass/treble lift/cut + volume ) I go straight in to the analog line-input on the PC sound card. [ Sometimes, I'll stick some old guitar effects pedals in-line - echo / chorus / reverb /overdrive etc ].  I'll just record as .wav and if there's anything to mix it with, I'll use Audacity and just manually align the tracks.   For live (not that I do much of that yet) same setup but just plug into an old, basic, Peavey 50W amp with no inbuilt FX.

I haven't figured out best solution yet to recording acoustic.  I'm torn between getting a local, violin mounted pickup or a pukka studio type mic.  Hard call to make - the mic will favor the room ambiance / echo I guess - even if it is directional - but my experience with such mics has been with cheap ones, over USB, and seem to have a hiss I can't get rid of (well, I can kill most of it in Audacity, but that's not the point ) - so 'm still searching for an answer on that one....

Enjoy your new EV and other new kit there, OO - great fun !  Keep us advised !

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Please make your own, different mistakes, and help us all learn :-)

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