The Recording thread

Discussion in 'The Tone Zone' started by blues_n_cues, Jan 1, 2015.

  1. SonVolt

    SonVolt Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    The last time I asked what happened to an old forum member I was informed that they were dead. I'm scared to ask what happened to Blues...
     
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    Checked out the Red Box and you were right--semi decent.
    I've got to sound better than that.!!
    I am inquiring after the Torpedo Captor. I am trying to find out if it has built in cab sims or must use their Wall of Sound IR's which of course is no good to me 'cause I'm not using a software DAW.!! Anybody know?
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    I guess what I'm looking for is a reasonably priced load box with cab sims.
    Does that creature exist?
    Recommendations or ideas ?
    BP
     
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    Radial makes an inline speaker-level DI box with a cab sim in it that is meant to emulate a 4x12 cab. It's not nearly as flexible as current load boxes/IRs are, but I used to get really good results with it.

    https://www.radialeng.com/product/jdx-48
     
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    Thank you Frodebro. I will look into it.
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    Frodebro, if I am not mistaken that device is not a load box. Am I right.?
    What I am looking for is a load box i.e. the amp plugs directly into the load box eliminating the need for a speaker hook up allowing me to hook the amp > load box > DAW hardware.
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    Correct, it is not a load box. It just runs in between the amp and speaker. I used a THD Hot Plate behind mine as a load box. I suggested it because they're relatively affordable, and wasn't sure if you needed to run totally silent or not. I eventually moved up to a Rivera Rockcrusher Recording, and from there went to a Kemper, which is what I'm using now.
     
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    Using the Kemper places you in the upper echelon of recording facility. I am merely a beginner not willing to spend big bucks.lol
    Thanks for your suggestion just the same.
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    Hey DOD I was just looking at one of these. It is exactly what I'm looking for however the one big draw back is the cab sims which offer only 3 described as " Open Back / Closed Back / Vintage. It sure would be nice if they had offered a better variety of cab/speaker sims.
    BP
     
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    Just be warned-I started out as a beginner not wanting to spend the big bucks as well... And then I got bit by the bug hard.
     
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    I now own UA's Ox Box. Great unit. Lots of flexibility and very solid. Sounds terrific. Expensive though.

    We bought the Suhr for our church. Much less flexibility. No power switch. But the 4x12 Greenback cab sounds very realistic and that was $600.

    DP
     
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    I've seen these used for $425 US. You're More likely to find one closer to 500. I just picked one up last week. No frills, which is what I wanted.
    http://www.suhr.com/electronics/tone-tools/reactive-load-ir/
     
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    BP, the Torpedo Captor does have a built in cab sim. I have one but have never tried it out because well, you know, the computer thing etc. I just saw a vid yesterday that Two Notes is releasing a new model called the Torpeda Captor X which will allow you to upload your own IRs to it. That would be better! Not sure what the price would be but I would expect more than the normal versions.
    Also, the Mesa Cab Clone has gotten some very poor reviews. I think they came out with a new model as well. So, don't know if that will be better or not.
     
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    Thanks DP. Oh yeah I know the Ox alright. I think up here it's around 1700 bucks. It's a pro's unit or for a monied hobbyist lol.
    BP
     
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    Thanks 4Horse. Yes checked out the original Suhr Reactive Load which goes for 500 bucks new up here but has no cab sims. The one you mention the Suhr Reactive Load IR goes for 800 bucks up here. That's kind of an " ouch" for a noodler like me. But yeah that's exactly what I'm looking for.
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    Lol... thanks for the warning Frodebro.
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    Yes Michael the Captor X is at NAMM this year. Going to sell for USD549. Will be available in March. Another unit which will do a great job. That'll sell up here for about 750 bucks.
    LOL so a 250 buck Scarlett Interface and a Free PC DAW is the way to go eh.!!
    BP
     
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    Quick question for the smart ones. I would like to pick up my first mike and "briefly" looking through here do to time constraints, would this be a good first mic?

    Thanks and my apologies upfront for not being able to do a ton of research on them at this point.

    Shure SM57-LC
     
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    For micing an amp yes.A studio standard.
    Keep in mind the LC stands for Less Cord
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    Thank you very much BP!
     
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