It was generally my usual setup with one exception: Both electric guitars were recorded direct/silently through a Suhr Reactive Load. It is a fantastic piece of gear. I got that and a package of cab/mic impulse responses, which has served me really well over the past few months. Basically, it's amp>reactive load>cab/mic sim into Logic. I can practice with great tone through my studio monitors or headphones.
So, the Rhythm guitar is Grosh Tele>Ghia>Das Vurb (pedal)>Jensen P12R 1x12 miked with a Royer 121. The lead was my Grosh ElectraJet>Swart AST> 4x12 Greenbacks (don't remember mic). Seriously, I cannot speak highly enough about the Reactive Load. It make recording guitars really easy.
You can also hear my terrible keyboard (and horns!) skills on this track.
Really can't say enough about the Reactive Load. It makes recording guitars (and bass) super easy. And, when playing through monitors, it "feels" like an amp, because it is! I had an old 11rack that I liked the sound of, but it never felt right - basically, right hand dynamics and the volume knob on the guitar did nothing. With the RL, you can use both of those techniques, and they show up in your recorded tone.
The other cool thing is, I'll track with basically the first cab/mic sim I see, but when I go to mix, I can choose a different cab/mic/mic placement (forgot about that part) to better fit the sound I'm looking for. So, I might record a V30 with an SM57 on the cone/grill, but at mix, decide that a Vox Silver Bell with a Neumann U87 on the cap edge a foot away is better.
I had not heard of the Suhr box or the cab/mic IRs. I did some experimenting a few years back, but could not find something that I liked. I ended up at home with my Randall IsoCab which is stuffed in the basement allowing quiet recording up here in the studio. It's nice to know that there's good stuff out there.
Your Summertime Blues just kicked in. Now that I think about it, I like this tune much more just because it doesn't have the word 'Snow' in it.
West Chester, PA Maz Jr Combo & Ghia Head American Deluxe Strat, '68 Gold Top P90 Les Paul, & Martin HD-28V named Bear
Jaguarguy (Mike): Hey Gary - Joe Walsh used a G12 65 in his Galaxie and it sounds great!
Mar 25, 2019 23:05:29 GMT -7
GuitarZ: So, I cranked up the privacy protection on my browsers, facebook, etc. I have to say I miss the music ads and such. I really don't need ads for watches and other random stuff. Maybe the internet knowing me isn't such a bad thing.
Mar 26, 2019 14:01:24 GMT -7
hayesgary307: hanks alot (Mike) I have been going through a Vintage 30 in a open back pine cabinet and through a Marshall 1936 C/B 2-12 I'll check and see what kind of speakers are in the 1936. I've had for a long time and I have forgot whats in it . Thanks for you help
Mar 27, 2019 12:06:54 GMT -7
Joey Beverages: hayesgary307 try a Z 210 or Z 410 with Galaxie ... also, yes the G1265 is most tasty and excellent
Mar 28, 2019 6:03:29 GMT -7
The Bad Poodle: This may be a truism... when you work in a corporate structure, the worst decisions always come from the top.
Mar 29, 2019 16:26:10 GMT -7
Lefty: The fish rots from the head down.
Apr 1, 2019 13:26:26 GMT -7
TeeDawg: Bad Poodle..........truer words have never been said. Imagine what it's like working for NASA. This ain't the nasa that went to the moon fo sho.
Apr 26, 2019 5:59:08 GMT -7
brayks: I have been absent for waaay to long. hope all are doing well!
May 1, 2019 10:19:39 GMT -7
GuitarZ: I'm okay with the AARP letters. You're still living and breathing? What the heck am I to think when a funeral home sends me a free consultation offer? Ouch!
Jun 21, 2019 15:41:26 GMT -7
The Bad Poodle: I bought airline tickets online... now every few days i get emails that read "Your trip is almost here but aren't you forgetting something?? You don't have trip insurance!" and i'm thinking..."is there something i should know about your plane maintenance?"
Jun 21, 2019 16:02:32 GMT -7
GuitarZ: Reminds me of buying my Honda. When they tried to sell me the maintenance package, I said "Is your car not reliable?" Long story short my wife teamed up with the sales lady to buy the maint package. Never again!
Jun 21, 2019 16:16:53 GMT -7